No, that’s a real book. It sounds like a cheesy infomercial tag, doesn’t it? But yesterday, Max did something momentous.
He finished his 100th lesson. Before we started, he knew the alphabet and how to read his name, and now he is reading at a second grade level. I was going to wait until Max finished to start with Charlie, but after about a month of Max getting lessons, Charlie begged for them too, and so in about six weeks Charlie will also be reading at a second grade level. (He is four years old.) With 25 lessons to go, he is proudly reading Hop on Pop, which the Scholastic Book Wizard rates as first grade level reading.
I just wanted to mention it, as I’d never have heard of the book if I hadn’t read online reviews of it from other homeschoolers. It’s cheap (only about $12 on Amazon right now) and it is ridiculously simple to teach from. (The book has a script for you to read from during each lesson. No, really.) Your child can have zero knowledge of phonics or letters or reading beforehand and still be taught successfully with this method. The authors claim that even children with learning disabilities or extremely low IQs can be taught to read using their method. Charlie was three years old when we started and still did very well with it. The lessons only take 15 minutes (or less) a day from you, but the results are wonderful.
Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons! I recommend it!