Hooked On Phonics, Web-style
When our daughter was started to read in school, we picked up Hooked on Phonics and started her on the system. It was amazing to see how quickly she picked up reading. In fact, because we went through the phonics program at home, she became one of the early readers and continues to read higher than her current grade level. Phonics for reading works!
One drawback was that one of us (Mom or Dad) had to physically devote our time to sit down and go through each lesson with her side by side. It was not just about being attentive to her work, it was taking the phonics reading materials and actively teaching her the lessons from the lesson book and plan.
Now, there’s another alternative that uses the phonics method, gives you a little more freedom while your child goes through each of 100 lessons provided and gets you child familiar with the computer at the same time — which is of course very important in today’s age.
ClickN’ Read Phonics has come up with a solution that marries all three of these ideas. Basically they have created 100 separate interactive lessons with full multimedia including animated characters on the internet. They guarantee that it works (it’s almost impossible for the phonics approach NOT to work).
This online phonics program is used by thousands of schools and customers in over 60 countries. The sales success is enough to make you consider this program to help you child to read.
The home edition gives you unlimited lifetime subscription membership so that you can use it as much as you want.
In fact, ClickN’ READ is so confident that they have a 60 Day 100% refund policy, but on top of that, they have a Unlimited Time Satisfaction Guarantee. Basically, if your child completes all 100 lessons included in the program and at the point, they still cannot read, they’ll give you a 100% refund on the spot. Guess what — no school that has signed up for this phonics reading program has asked for a refund to date — ever!
Scholastic Magazine liked enough to feature it as one of the resources in a recent issue.
They covered a bunch of reading educational programs and tools in their cover story, “Stop the Summer Reading Slide”.
As for actual customer experiences with the program, they can’t seem to get enough:
“My daughter has been using this programme with fantastic results. ClickN’ READ Phonics has made such a difference in Amahlia’s life. She struggles with dyslexia and last year she wouldn’t read and even avoided it. Now she is looking to read books and likes to try and spell words. I am so grateful. My mother has also noticed a big difference and so has Michael her Dad. We are very proud of her! I am now confident that she will get through school. My husband is on one of the School committee’s so I have asked him to mention the programme to this committee and I intend to catch up with the principal on Friday.”
“I am a paraprofessional working with a 3rd grade child that is having an English language barrier. He is also below the 3rd grade average. He has a lot going against him except this program. This program is helping him excel tremendously. The reports that we can print at the end of his lesson help his teacher and parents see his successes. It also shows his weak spots that I can help him on with additional educational materials. Thank you for this wonderful program!!”
“I have watched my son go from his teacher saying he would have to be held back a year, to all excellent and good on his last progress report. He is now starting to read. Thank You!”
Whether you use Hooked on Phonics, ClickN’ READ, Frontline Phonics or other phonics reading programs out there, it’s something you definitely want to try out. You’ll really be amazed at how your child will incrementally “get it” and start to read on their own within a matter of weeks (if not days!).