This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lakeshore Learning.
One of my biggest fears when we began homeschooling was teaching Mitch and Gracie how to read. I'm not really sure why it was so stressful for me, maybe because reading is such a fundamental necessity in life, or maybe because I was insecure in my own teaching capabilities and I didn't want to fail them.
Thankfully, teaching young children to read is easy with early reading tools and games like the Road to Reading Activity Center, a hands-on center which guides children along the path to reading step by step.
Learn to Read with the Road to Reading Activity Center
As many of you know, our oldest children attended a traditional school before we decided to embark on our homeschool journey. While we were there to support them and help them in their reading journey as they learned to read through their private school, we could relax in the knowledge they were adequately learning to read at their grade level in class every day.
When it came time for Mitch to begin homeschool last year, we found he would get frustrated and shut down with the traditional reading curriculum we were following. He needed a tool to help him enjoy reading the way his older brothers do, increasing his confidence in language and phonics.
With the Road to Reading Activity Center, children have the opportunity to build their reading skills one step at a time in a fun, playful game. Plus, with five beginner reading books to choose from, kids will love learning to read as they develop skills in reading CVC words, sight-words (high-frequency words), letter-sound correspondence, beginning sounds, middle sounds and ending sounds.
The Four Steps of the Road to Reading Activity Center
Step 1: Learn the letter sounds with a fun sound puzzle specifically designed for each book. This is one of Mitch's favorite activities.
Step 2: Build simple words using the word building cards and letter tiles to build the simple words in the book. We like to step the cards up and follow along with the story.
Step 3: Trace and learn the site words with tactile cards helping kids recognize and remember sight words.
Step 4: Read the emergent reader book. You can't deny that happy face! After reading his first book by himself, Mitch has the confidence he needs to excel as a successful reader.
The Road to Reading Activity Center is available online and in-store at Lakeshore Learning.