Learn to Read for Beginner Readers

For Beginner Readers - aged 2 to 6. This Learn to Read Course will easily and successfully Teach Your Child to Read.
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  • Contents Video: 6.5 hours
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  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

Together we can easily teach your young child to read using this Learn to Read course. It is for beginner readers aged from 2 to 6. Everything you'll need to teach your child to read and give them a Massive Head Start is here...the Alphabet letters and sounds; sight words; phonics and early reader learn to read video books.

Most of the course is in video format and practical - the videos teach your child directly. It's like having a highly experienced teacher in your home 24/7. There are also follow-up Learn to Read activity sheets you can print off and use with your child.

I also teach you how to help your child learn to read. You will learn all the skills that professional reading teachers have to ensure that your child is reading for comprehension and fluency.

The most powerful time for your child to learn to read is from birth to 5 years of age. Don't let this incredible opportunity slip away. Teaching your child to read will give them a massive head start.

I Teach Your Child

  • Alphabet Letters and Sounds
  • Sight Words - themed sight words with pictures and 20 Most Commonly Used Words
  • Phonics - the essential vowel sounds and basic sound blends
  • Video Books - simple early reader books with repeated text and sight words

I am a highly qualified teacher and over the past 30 years I have taught hundreds of young children to successfully read.

After Taking Learn to Read for Beginner Readers

Your child will be able to read simple Level 1 early reader books. They will know the sounds of the Alphabet, be able to sound out simple Phonic Blends, identify many Sight Words and successfully read simple learn to read Video Books.

You will have learned new essential skills to help your child throughout their learning to read journey...including what to do when your child can't identify a word, how to introduce a book to maximize your child's chance of a fluent reading experience and how to encourage your child to read for understanding or comprehension.

Who is the Target Audience

Parents of young children aged from 2 to 6 who want to help their child learn to read.

Young children (1st and 2nd year school levels) who are struggling to learn to read at school. This course will take your child back to the basics and give them confidence in their ability to read.


What are the requirements?

  • Your child needs no prior learning or reading skills, as this is an Entry Level Course for Beginner Readers. As parents the only thing you need to bring to the course is a desire to help your child…I teach you how to help them. The first section of - Learn to Read for Beginner Readers - contains videos where I teach you how to best help your child learn to read. You'll learn how to introduce a book to a beginner reader to ensure a successful reading experience; how to make sure your child is reading for comprehension; reading strategies to use when your child doesn't know a word; instructions on how to effectively use the Alphabet, Sight Word and Level 1 Book videos. I also teach you about the vowel sounds so you have some background knowledge of these important sounds.
  • Students will need a computer or tablet to view the videos. There are additional activities that can be downloaded and printed off using a printer.
  • I also suggest that you have several story books that your child loves in your home. The Video Books in this course are designed to teach reading skills and while they contain some great pictures, but they don’t replace a beautiful picture book story that you can read to your child over and over again. You can borrow books from your local library or purchase some "special" books to read to your child.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Read simple Level 1 Books, identify the alphabet letters and sounds and recognize sight words.
  • Sound out simple words and have a basic knowledge of phonics.
  • Parents will know how to support their child's reading development ensuring they learn to read with fluency and comprehension.

What is the target audience?

  • This Learn to Read Course is for children aged from 2 to 6 who don’t know how to read. The optimal time for a child's learning is from birth to 5 years of age and often this window of opportunity for great learning is wasted. Children who enter the school system with the ability to read have an incredible advantage over their peers.
  • I am a highly experienced Early Childhood Teacher and over the past 30 years I've taught hundreds of children to successfully read. With my guidance and video lessons...your child will learn how to successfully read. This course has been designed to make learning to read easy. Everything you need is available.
  • I am also an author and have published a number of story books for young children that sell very well around the world.

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Curriculum

Section 1: How to Successfully Teach Your Child to Read - Skills for Parents
06:24

Learn how to best use this course to teach your child to read.

1. Educate yourself on how to support your child to learn to read.

2. Start with the Alphabet Letters and Sounds Videos

3. Next work on reading the Sight Words.

4. Progress onto reading the very simple Video Books.

5. Finally help your child with Phonics and learning how to blend sounds.

04:23

This video demonstrates how to set up a successful reading experience for your child by following a number of steps to introduce a new book. Our aim is to make learning to read easy for your child and if you follow the advice in this video...they are more likely to feel confident about approaching new stories. This is particularly important for books that you buy or borrow from your local library.

13:00

What do you do when your child comes across a word they don't know? Most parents simply tell their child the word and you can do this, however if you really want to boost their reading skills you are better off using a variety of strategies.

Download the Reading Strategies Bookmark and keep it close by when you are listening to your child read.

06:21

Far too many young children read word-by-word and when they come to the end of a paragraph, page or story...they have no understanding of what they have just read. Reading without understanding or comprehension is not reading. This video will explain to you how you can make sure your child is comprehending the words they are reading.

You can download the list of Comprehension Questions that are suitable for Level 1 readers. Use this list as a prompt to remind you of the types of questions you can ask to ensure your child is reading for comprehension.

Section 2: Learn the Letters of the Alphabet
06:03

Teaching Alphabet Letters and Sounds for Parents video will show you how to best help your child to learn the Alphabet.

A new beginner reader needs to learn the letters and sounds of the Alphabet before they start reading. These videos will teach your child the most common sound for each Alphabet letter. The Alphabet videos are great because they also teach your child a number of Sight Words.

The videos are not in Alphabetical Order. I've put the easier sounds first and the more difficult sounds towards the end. The vowel sounds, a e i o u, are more difficult to learn.

There is a downloadable Alphabet Coloring Book you can print off. As your child learns a letter, ask them to colour in that sound in the book. When they have colored in the whole book, make sure you reward your child's efforts.

05:26

Introduce the T sound first. It is an easy sound for most children to make and recognize. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

04:27

The letter D has an easy sound for most children to make and recognize. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:31

The main sound for the letter C is the same as the letter K sound. It is an easy sound for most children to make and recognize. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:30

The letter B has an easy sound for most children to make and recognize. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves. Be aware that sometimes young children reverse the b and d letters, confusing them.

04:51

The letter S has an easy sound for most children to make and recognize. It sounds like a snake hissing. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:46

The main K sound is the same as the main C sound. Point this out to your child before they watch the video. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

04:24

The G sound is quite a low sound. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

04:48

The letter P has a softer sound. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:11

The letter J is a low sound. Be careful that your child doesn't confuse it with the G sound. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:59

The letter F has a soft sound. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:48

The H sound is also a soft sound. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

05:10

The letter N has an easy sound for most children to make and recognize. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

05:43

The letter R's sound can be difficult for some children. Associate the R sound with a lion making the rrrrr’ sound. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

04:50

The letter L's sound is another sound that can be difficult for some children. Associate the L sound with singing "la la la la la". Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

04:52

The letter M sound is a fairly easy one to learn. If your child is struggling with it, ask them to hum, "mmmmm". Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:10

The Q sound isn't used very often. Point out to your child that the q is always followed by a u. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

03:17

The V sound isn't used very often. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

04:52

The W sound is quite easy to learn. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

05:35

In this video your child will learn how to sound out the 'short a' sound. The letter A is a vowel and is an important sound to learn, as vowels are the building blocks of all words. There is further practice of the vowel sounds in the Phonics section.

03:00

In this video your child will learn how to sound out the 'short e' sound. The letter E is a vowel and is an important sound to learn, as vowels are the building blocks of all words. There is further practice of the vowel sounds in the Phonics section.

05:46

In this video your child will learn how to sound out the 'short i' sound. The letter i is a vowel and is an important sound to learn, as vowels are the building blocks of all words. There is further practice of the vowel sounds in the Phonics section.

04:37

In this video your child will learn how to sound out the 'short o' sound. The letter O is a vowel and is an important sound to learn, as vowels are the building blocks of all words. There is further practice of the vowel sounds in the Phonics section.

04:29

In this video your child will learn how to sound out the 'short u' sound. The letter U is a vowel and is an important sound to learn, as vowels are the building blocks of all words. There is further practice of the vowel sounds in the Phonics section.

05:51

This is the American version of the X Y Z letters and sounds. These letters are not as important as most of the other letters in the alphabet because they are rarely used.

07:21

This is the UK pronunciation version. The letters x y z have been combined onto one video as they are rarely used. Your child can watch this Alphabet video as many times as they want. When they feel confident, encourage them to turn the sound down on the computer and read the words by themselves.

04:44

The American version of the Alphabet's most common sounds.

05:30

This is a revision video and should only be watched once your child has completed all the other Alphabet videos.

7 pages

Print these sheets, cut them up and put them into envelopes. Write the letters on the envelops, e.g. a b c d and then give the activity to your child. Ask them to put the letters into different groups, i.e. all the letters that are a's go in one group, the b's in another group, etc. This activity helps your child to identify different forms or fonts of the alphabet letters. Why is this important? When your child is reading a variety of both physical and digital books, they will come across a variety of fonts, lower case letters and capital letters and knowing that a letter can look different will greatly help them. This is not an essential activity, but it may help your child.

21 pages

Print the sheets off and place them into envelopes. Give your child a sheet of pictures (that have been cut up) and ask them to sort the pictures into 2 sound groups. This is a great revision activity for the Alphabet Sounds. Make sure your child has seen the videos of both sounds before you give them the specific sheets.

6 pages

Print the sheets and play Alphabet Lotto with your child. Each player has a sheet with letters printed on it. Cut up the picture sheets and put the pictures into a bag or box. Pull out one picture at a time. Ask your child what sound the picture starts with. If a player has that sound and they are the first to say they have it, they put that picture over the letter. The first player to have a line of letters covered wins. You can decide if the lines are just horizontal or horizontal and vertical.

Section 3: Sight Words - Knowing some of these words...makes reading much easier!
09:08

Sight Words are words that your child instantly recognizes. The more Sight Words your child knows...the easier reading will be. Start with the Themed Sight Words (i.e. My First Sight Words) and then progress onto the Most Used 10 Words and the Next 12 Most Commonly Used Sight Words.

Depending upon your child's age and prior reading experience...they may need to watch the videos a couple of times or several times. When they feel confident with reading the words, they can turn my voice down and read the words without my assistance.

I've also included downloadable sheets with the Sight Words from each video. If you think your child would benefit from further practice, you can print these off, cut them up and then give them to your child to read.

02:37

In this video you child will learn to recognize themed words about animals at the zoo. The word will appear, then I will say the word and last of all the picture will appear. When your child has been through the video a couple of times, they may want to try to read the words without my help...turn the volume down on the computer and they can read the words by themselves.

02:20

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed sight words about colors/colours.

02:58

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed words about people. The word will appear, then I will say the word and last of all the picture will appear. When your child has been through the video a couple of times, they may want to try to read the words without my help...turn the volume down on the computer and they can read the words by themselves.

02:32

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed words about pets. The word will appear, then I will say the word and last of all the picture will appear. When your child has been through the video a couple of times, they may want to try to read the words without my help...turn the volume down on the computer and they can read the words by themselves.

02:53

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed sight words about places.

03:54

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed sight words about playing.

02:11

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed sight words about things that fly.

03:40

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed sight words about toys.

02:26

In this video your child will learn to recognize themed sight words about weather.

04:12

In this video your child will learn to recognize the most commonly used 10 words. In this video, the words are not accompanied by pictures. When your child has been through the video a few times, they may want to try to read the words without my help...turn the volume down on the computer and they can read the words by themselves.

03:36

In this video your child will learn to recognize the next 10 most commonly used words.

Section 4: Level 1 - Beginner Video Books
02:43

This short video will explain how to best use the Video Books.

06:55

This is a Level 1 early reader that has simple words, repeated text and pictures to support your child's prediction of the words. It goes through animals that children may see at a zoo in alphabetical order. You may want to talk to your child about some of the animals in this video as they may not be familiar with them, e.g. iguana, kangaroo, quail, unicorn, vulture and yak. Press the pause button and talk about any unknown animals.

During the first couple of readings, keep the volume turned on and when they gain the confidence to read it by themselves, turn the volume down. If they become stuck on a word, encourage them to use reading strategies (look at the picture, make a sensible guess, what sound does the word start with). At the end of the story, talk about the book and ask a simple question to encourage them to think about what they have just read. You could ask - "Do any of these animals live in the sea?"

05:11

This is a simple book to read. At the end of the story I ask, "What can you do?" You and your child could write a list of things that they can do.

06:59

You may want to talk to your child about some of the pictures in this video, e.g. vegetables, dragons and mosquitoes, if you think those pictures may be unfamiliar. At the end of this video I ask, "What do you like?" Once again you could write a list of what your child likes and this could include food, activities, people etc., or you could ask your child to draw some things they like and you can label their pictures.


10:12

Before your child views this video make sure that they know the position words, e.g. on, off, above, under, between, in front, behind, beside, next to, inside and outside. A great way to teach these concepts is by playing I Spy. "I spy with my little eye something that is below the table...." At the end you could ask your child, "Where was the best hiding place for Bertie the Beetle?"

03:25

This is a great video for learning the numerals and words for numbers from 1 to 10.

08:01

Your child should watch the previous video - Counting to 10 - before reading this video book as it contains numbers written as words, e.g. one, two, three etc.

When your child has finished reading this book, you could write a book about your child, 'The Very Hungry (Your Child's Name) in the same style as this video and then your child could illustrate the book and read it to a relative or family friend. This is only a suggestion for those parents who are looking for further activities.

05:32

This is an Early Math/Reading video to reinforce your child's knowledge and understanding of numbers from 1 to 10. If they need more time to count the objects...press the pause button.

05:10

'Where is Rabbit' has repeated text and is fairly easy to read. The only concept you may have to explain is outer space. At the end you could ask, "Where was the most interesting place that rabbit visited?"

11:49

Your child could read through the Sight Word Video - At The Zoo - before reading this book. Every second page has repeated text, but the other pages are a little more difficult, so your child will need to keep the volume turned on for support. At the end you could ask, "What would you say if the butterfly asked you to be a friend?"

13:48

Read through the Sight Word Videos on - Playing and Toys - before reading this book. Your child could write and illustrate their own book on the things they like to play.

08:02

This video has a Christmas theme, so if that is not suitable for your family please skip this one. At the end make a list of ways that your child helps around the house and then practice reading that list.

05:18

The toys Sight Words video will help your child with some of the words in this book. At the end of the book you could talk to your child about their 'Best Ever Playground'. They may like to draw a picture of it.

07:29

The Positions Sight Words video will assist your child with some of the words in this video. At the end of the story I ask, "Have you lost your hat?" Talk to your child about some of the places where they have lost their possessions.

05:29

You may need to go through this book with your child and talk about the concepts before it is read. You can turn the volume down and pause on the different pictures and talk about them...this will give your child some prior knowledge of things in space before they read the book.

06:55

Go through the pictures with your child before they read this book and talk about the different jobs that are listed. They may not know some of the occupations, e.g. author, astronaut etc. There are no sight words listed at the end of this book. At the end of the story I ask, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" You can talk about this with your child.

05:47

This is a fun and challenging book that has fancy words in alphabetical order. The pictures will help your child to predict the words.

Section 5: Phonics - Word Building...Essential Sounds that young children need to learn.
07:54

Vowels are the building blocks of all words. At this stage it is important that children know the most common short sound for the different vowels and also the long vowel sound. The video, Parent Information - What Are Vowels teaches parents about the vowel sounds...so you will be able to assist your child. The other videos in this section are for the children and focus on Word Building Skills where sounds are blended to form words.

You can also download and print off the Blended Sounds document. Cut up the flash cards and ask your child to read the words and sort them into different sound groups. It is best to do this after they have worked through the videos.

06:28

This video teaches the short a vowel sound blends at / an.

04:57

This video teaches the phonic sound blends ap / ad.

03:43

This video teaches the phonic sound blends ab / ag.

10:12

This video teaches the short e vowel sounds et / en / et.

05:33

This video teaches the short i vowel sounds id / im / in.

07:10

This video teaches the short i vowel sounds ip / it / ill.

04:52

This video teaches the short o vowel sounds od / og / on.

04:48

This video teaches the short o vowel sounds op / ot.

05:12

This video teaches the short u vowel sounds ub / ud / un.

03:44

This video teaches the short u vowel sounds ug / um.

04:08

This video teaches the short u vowel sounds up / us / ut.

05:06

This video is more advanced and is really only suitable for older children, around 5 years of age. Learn about the Magic or Silent e that makes a vowel say its own letter name.

Section 6: Congratulations
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Instructor Biography

Teacher Karen Campbell, Early Childhood Teacher

Karen Campbell is a teacher with 30 years of experience teaching children aged from 4 to 13. An Advanced Skills teacher, she has taught thousands of children to read and wants to help both parents and children to Learn To Read. Karen has published a number of Early Reading Books and is a highly successful author around the world.

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