I've been working with my 5-year old daughter to teach her to read. She is my fourth upcoming reader and the wonder of watching my children emerge into reading never gets old. I was given the All About Reading Level 1 curriculum to review. All opinions are mine. This post contains affiliate links. Please feel free to visit my disclosure policy for more information.
My daughter did the Pre-Reading program at the beginning of this year and as we began the Level 1 reading program, I was impressed with how much she already knew!
I absolutely love how this program is set up and the tools that it includes to help my daughter really work with the letters and sounds. She's able to work with and arrange phonetical blends easily, using the small, magnetic letters provided in the Deluxe package.
After the first lesson, we begin each lesson with a review of the sounds and words we worked on in previous lessons.
Once they are mastered, we put them behind the proper tab in our Reading Review Box.
The lessons are simple and allow my child to work hands on with the curriculum so she has a sense of ownership to what she's doing. Allowing her to put her hands to something engages more of her senses, helping what she learns to be absorbed in more than one way.
She also works through 1-2 worksheets that include cutting and pasting, coloring, matching and a variety of other activities that further engage more of her senses.
The end of every lesson encourages the parent to read to their child for about 20 minutes. This may be something you'll need to build up to at first and that's OK! Start with 5 minutes and build up to 20 minutes, in 5-minute increments.
Level 3 & 4 of the reading program is now available!