This play-based preschool reading program shows you how to guide your child towards reading by focusing on what really matters, one step at a time.
You’ll skip the fluff and focus your time and energy on helping your child build the "reading network" in the brain.
It’s NOT about pushing early academics!
It’s about taking advantage of the optimal time to learn to read — while your child’s developing brain absorbs knowledge without conscious effort.
You'll learn how to create invitations to play that gently pull your child towards reading.
The key is providing the right experience at just the right time to meet developmental needs, and then trusting your child's natural inclination to absorb language and learn through hands-on exploration.
I created The Playful Path to Reading™ because I want to help you set up your child for success so that learning to read will be a joyful process of discovery.
One concept is introduced at a time. Each new activity builds on what your child already knows.
You can be the kind of parent you want to be — present, nurturing and confident — as your child builds essential literacy skills through hands-on activities with you.
All of the activities are engaging and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. They feel like games, not "lessons". Your child gets to play with you in a way that research shows children learn best: hands-on experiences that involve the senses and movement.
This play-based approach takes the pressure off but still gets results because you're working with your child's natural inclination to absorb language. The key is that each activity is laser-focused on exactly what your child needs at the right time.
You'll learn exactly what to do, how to do it, what to use (no apps, crafts or worksheets!), what to expect, why the activity is important for early literacy and when to move forward. With a clear plan, you'll feel confident even if you have zero teaching experience.
Once you're familiar with each activity, it's simply a matter of repetition until your child has explored enough and is prepared for the next step. Focusing on one concept at a time also means that you won't feel overwhelmed!
Requiring just 15 minutes of playing together daily, it's doable whether you're homeschooling or supplementing what your child is learning at daycare or school.
You’re not alone if you've been feeling both excited and intimidated about teaching your child to read.
Confidence comes from having a clear plan so you know what to focus on, why it’s important, how to engage your child in literacy activities to build specific pre-reading skills and when to move forward with the next step.
It's time to stop doing random alphabet activities and start being strategic with how you help your child learn to read!
If you just don’t have the time or energy to do the research and pull it together on your own so you can move forward confidently, you’re in the right place.