Do you have an eager to read pre-reader? I do. My youngest has been begging me to do school like his big sister for several months. I’ve been staving him off with homemade letter worksheets, books, alphabet & number puzzles. It only lasted so long before he was wanting more.
Since we have had such a good experience with All About Reading Level 1 for my oldest, I wanted to use the same with my youngest child, as he came of age.
Since he doesn’t know his letter sounds or much letter recognition, he placed in the All About Reading Pre-reading.
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All About Reading uses the Orton-Gillingham method which is a multi-sensory approach to teach reading. This means All About Reading combines visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning in each lesson.
The young child’s brain is still developing, new brain neurons and neuropathways are always being formed. A method of reading that only teaches phonics doesn’t adequately stimulate the visual or kinesthetic parts of the brain during a reading lesson. However, when we use All About Reading it stimulates visual, auditory, and kinesthetic parts of the brain. We are encouraging multisensory growth to occur as neuropathways are being formed which establishes a sturdy neurological base in reading.
I’ve heard it said that All About Reading Pre-reading is nothing more than a glorified coloring book. Which was a turn off at first but I never take just one persons word on something and had to see for myself.
The Lessons are open and go with a step by step plan.
It is definitely more than a coloring book.
Not only is each lesson laid out but it is also scripted with little games to do with Ziggy the zebra puppet.
All About Reading Pre-reading comes with a captial and lower case alphabet chart to build letter recognition. If you have a Star Wars fan, s/he can use a light saber for pointing. 😂
Yes, each lesson involves something around coloring or crafting with either a capital or lower case letter.
Each lesson gives you a choice between five letter themed activities. My son typically chooses to trace his letter in a salt filled pie tin which incorporates in kinesthetic learning.
All About Reading Pre-reading comes with a Pre-reading activity box which organizes the picture and letter sound cards. In this lesson the idea is to match the pictures that rhyme. This is one way that All About Reading Pre-reading mixes in auditory and visual learning in a fun and engaging activity.
Additionally, there are alphabet rhymes from The Zigzag Zebra pre-reading volume one plus old and new rhymes from Lizard Lou pre-reading volume two. A selection from one of these pre-readers is incorporated into a Lesson.
My youngest is really enjoying the All About Reading Pre-reading program. He says his favorite is the “game book” which means the activities that are associated with a letter in each lesson. I personally appreciate the creative way All About Reading Pre-reading uses a multi-sensory approach without the use of flashy over stimulating screens. There seems to be a lot of over use when it comes to tech these days. With this affecting the health of today’s youth, I prefer a no/low tech approach to teach reading.