As a parent, do you wish to impart a love of reading to your children? You may have paused to wonder how to begin teaching reading, when to start teaching, what to teach, and whether there are strategic steps to achieving your final objective of seeing your little one snuggle up with his favourite bedtime story to read by himself.
Well, fret no longer. Kiddy Read is created specifically to be your handy partner in guiding your young children, babies included, on the essentials of reading. At the click of a finger, you can easily access our online curriculum of daily preplanned lessons, depicted by thousands --- well, tens of thousands to be exact -- of interesting pictures, animations and narrations. Not only is your little one learning in an totally fun way, you can be assured that he is picking up the skill of reading in an effective and structured manner --- according to widely established principles set out by early learning experts, that is.
All it takes is only about 10 minutes per day (or 20 minutes, if you do 2 sessions per day) of your child’s attention and your dedicated time. At the end of it, your child will do far more than recognise random individual words; he will learn to read, with growing confidence, short phrases, long sentences, and eventually an entire story.
We have the know-how and tools; you get to reap the rewards. So, what are the benefits of Kiddy Read for you and your child? Let us count the ways:
A reading session typically involves one lesson mode, but could combine several of the above modes, if you so desire.
A structured curriculum to teach reading, from single words, to couplets, to phrases, and finally to sentences and stories.
Only teaches individual words
Usually teaches individual words.
Rare to find a VCD/DVD set with a structured curriculum that builds up from words to sentences.
Daily preplanned lessons, already prepared for you; just click on mouse to play; easy and convenient.
Need to spend much time and effort to prepare daily lessons on a continual basis.
Preplanned content, that can be played daily.
Every daily lesson is never the same; even the same lesson plays back differently each time.
Difficult to vary the lesson every day, as flashcards would need to be changed every day.
Lessons contained in each VCD/DVD are fixed, and cannot be varied.
Words are separated from pictures, to put the primary focus on words.
Usually shows pictures together with words on the same side of the cards; this distracts from the words.
Words may appear together with pictures.
Words may be separated from pictures.
Order of words is randomised.
Order of words can be manually changed.
Order of words is fixed.
Varying word fonts, font colours and letter casings with every lesson played.
Word font, font colour and letter casing are fixed on the flashcards.
Word font, font colour and letter casing are fixed and cannot be varied each time the VCD/DVD plays.
5 different randomised pictures used to illustrate a word.
Only 1 picture is used to explain a word.
May have more than 1 picture (but probably less than 5), to illustrate a word, but pictures cannot be randomised.
3 different randomised voice-overs .
Limited to one voice enunciating the words.
May have more than one voice-over throughout the VCD/DVD, but voices cannot be randomised.
Choose from different ways of conducting a lesson, via flash method (with words and/or pictures) or multisensory method (with animations) or Quickflash.
Limited to only one way of presenting a lesson --- by just flashing the cards.
Does not allow for multisensory learning through video clips and animations .
Usually limited to one way of presenting a lesson, either by the flash method or the multisensory way with video clips and animations.
User has no choice as to how a lesson is conducted.
Fast speed of flashing at less than 1 second.
Difficult to consistently flash at less than 1 second.
May have fast speed of flashing at less than 1 second.
Offers a wide range of subject categories --- very comprehensive.
Only basic and general subject categories are available in the market.
May cover a wide range of subject categories.
Value for money, in terms of the wealth of information presented.
Expensive to buy flashcards beyond the basic subject categories.
Affordable option, that could offer plentiful information.
User-friendly feature, such as progress tracking of lessons done.
No progress tracking feature.
With Kiddy Read, your child will learn in a structured way, from reading words, to couplets, to phrases, to sentences, and finally to stories. Our incremental approach allows your child to strengthen his reading skills gradually, and increases his confidence as an independent reader. At the end of the course, your little one would have little qualms picking off a storybook from the bookshelf to read on his very own.
As your kid picks up more words with Kiddy Read, you will find his vocabulary and general knowledge growing from strength to strength. As a consequence, so will his communication skills and comprehension abilities. Communication-wise, your kid will have an arsenal of new words to express his feelings and thoughts, to describe things and happenings, and to use in his everyday speech with others. Comprehension-wise, he will understand much more of what he reads, whether from books, posters or billboards, and much more of what he hears , whether from the television, computer or radio.
So, what is a by-product of all this? You will be a happy witness to how your little darling is gradually growing into a bright and confident individual --- as you have always hoped.