You want these early years to be for exploration and hands-on learning.
But you don’t want your child to fall behind and struggle because you didn’t do enough.
You know that learning to read is too important to just wing it.
But it takes so much time to sort through stuff just to come up with an activity, and then you still have to plan it!
Sometimes you feel frustrated when your child spends 30 seconds on the activity that took so long to find and prepare.
Or when your child refuses to do any of the lessons you planned.
The worst is when something doesn't click for your child and you start to doubt your teaching abilities.
Imagine being so well prepared with knowledge of the process of learning to read and the steps to help your child start reading without the overwhelm.
That's what you get when you invest in my guided, step-by-step program for teaching phonics at home!
As an AMI-trained Montessori teacher, I’ve helped 3 and 4 year old children learn letter sounds and phonics using a gentle, child-led approach. Many of those children started reading well before they turned 5 years old!
I see lots of parents posting in Facebook groups about their struggles to teach letter sounds and phonics at home.
It’s not that surprising …
So many alphabet activities on Pinterest focus on the wrong things!
I hate to think of parents following a “letter of the week” arts and crafts curriculum without knowing that it’s an outdated approach to learning letters.
Plus, many worksheets focus on memorizing uppercase and lowercase letters and letter names and sounds all at the same time.
It’s no wonder that many 3 and 4 year olds get mixed up and then parents start to doubt their teaching abilities.
It also makes me sad to think of parents and preschoolers trudging through scripted workbooks.
I totally get the desire to have some structure, but too much can make it feel like a chore. It can also add unnecessary pressure to keep on track.
I can guide you.
It’s pretty straightforward when you have a step-by-step plan to follow.
The secret to guiding your child from pre-reading to early reading is to focus on one concept at a time and go at your child’s own pace.
It really simplifies things when you understand the learning sequence. Then you can meet your child where he or she is at developmentally.
✓ You know exactly where your child is at in the process of learning to read.
✓ You know the signs of readiness for the next step.
✓ You know what activities to do and how to do them.
✓ You have strategies for how to handle things that come up.
✓ You can see the impact you’re having.
Imagine how relaxed you’ll feel when you have a step-by-step plan to follow with ongoing guidance and support.
As a result, you’ll feel confident about getting started and going at your child’s own pace.
You’ll finally feel reassured that you’re doing everything possible to help your preschooler learn to read easily!
“It has changed the entire way I look at doing preschool. Before I would switch out activities every week. Now my son is 1) interested in doing the activity and 2) really thinking about what we are doing and trying to figure it out. I get the feeling that with this program more than any other program he really understands that we are working towards learning to read.”
— Clarita K.
This program comes with 5 step-by-step modules. You’ll be guided through each phase of teaching your child to read so you can feel reassured that you’re doing everything possible to make it easy and enjoyable for your child.
This module helps you see the big picture and get organized so you feel confident about getting started right away.
The purpose of each step in the learning sequence and how it lays the foundation for the one that comes next.
Tips for setting up your play space and preparing the materials.
The child-led learning framework.
Essential mindset shifts to unlock your ability to teach your child and 6 strategies you can use so that YOU are set up for success.
Includes video lessons + checklists to track progress + a quick reference flow chart that shows where your child is at in the learning sequence and what comes next.
The module teaches you activities to help your preschooler develop phonemic awareness. This is a critical pre-reading skill! In fact, it’s the best predictor of success with learning to read.
How to help your child understand rhyming, identify individual sounds in spoken words, blend spoken sounds to hear the whole word and pull apart spoken words to identify the individual sounds.
Q&A with suggestions for issues you may encounter.
Includes a video lesson + more than 100 printable letter sound image cards (or gather real items for the games using the checklist) + activity scripts.
This module teaches you how to help your child how to put "sounds" (letter symbols) in a row to make words using a moveable alphabet. It’s an important pre-reading skill and also prepares your child for writing. Most children will discover their ability to read through the process of building words!
Signs that indicate your child is ready to build words.
Activities to engage your child in building words.
Q&A with suggestions for issues you may encounter.
Includes a video lesson, the activity script and a template to make a moveable alphabet (or you can save time and buy a pre-made set).
Now it’s time to help your child sound out words and practice reading through activities that feel like games. Your child will start with reading words, then phrases and then sentences. Your child will be well prepared for beginning reader books that require knowledge of basic and advanced phonics and sight words.
How to introduce the big idea that reading is silent communication.
How to entice your child to practice reading in a way that’s fun, starting with reading words, then phrases and then sentences with sight words.
Q&A with suggestions for issues you may encounter.
Includes a video lesson, the activity scripts and the printable materials.
"I needed a program that gave me step by step guidance in a very streamlined format because teaching a child to read seems sooo difficult ... this program is gold to me.”
— Jessica S.
“Your guidance and encouragement is both helpful and empowering. This should be a real game changer for us! I can tell you put your whole heart into creating this course. I wish I had known better before, but I'm thankful to have this knowledge now and it is really simplifying the process."
— Jennifer W.
You get instant access to everything as soon as you enroll. Refer to this streamlined checklist to guide you through the next 2-3 weeks so you can jump right in, apply what you’ve learned, stay focused and celebrate some quick wins!
You get access to our private Facebook group. I'll be there every step of the way to answer your questions, offer encouragement and guidance, and share quick tips and stories. Share your wins here so we can cheer you on!
Swapping out the printable images with real objects is a fun way to encourage repetition without having to prepare a whole new activity. You'll get a promo code to save 30% off a set of language objects from my shop.
That's why The Playful Path to Reading™ comes with a 100% money-back guarantee!
I understand that it might feel risky to invest in an online program. You don’t want to waste money on something you think you could piece together with free printables.
I’m super proud of the program I’ve created. People who’ve already bought it have been thrilled with their purchase. That’s why I’m so sure that you’re also going to be happy with the quality of the training and printable materials.
I’m 100% confident that it’s going to save you time, money and stress.
No more endless scrolling on Pinterest, no more buying stuff you don’t need and no more worrying about your ability to teach your child!
But I wouldn't feel right keeping your money if you’re not satisfied. There are no forms to fill out, nothing to prove, and I promise I won't question you.
Simply request a refund within 7 days of purchase.
Look, if buying this preschool phonics program will prevent you from paying your bills, obviously don't buy it right now.
But if you're simply hesitant because it's a big investment, then consider what it will cost you to NOT make the changes you know you need to make.
You've tried to figure it out on your own up until now. If it's been a bit of a struggle, then why would you keep doing the same old thing and expect different results?
What is it worth to have a trained Montessori teacher guide you through the process of helping your child learn to read? To be handed the complete set of resources to implement the steps quicker and easier?
That’s what you’re buying when you enroll. Imagine if you could just skip all the overwhelm and trial and error!
You're going to be so well prepared with the knowledge and understanding of what to expect. You’ll have strategies for how to handle things that come up when you’re helping your preschooler learn to read.
Everything is clearly laid out for you. You’ll never have to search for new activities on Pinterest or buy stuff you don’t need. You’ll never have to guess what comes next. You’ll stop worrying about your ability to teach your child to read at home!
Thinking that you don't have the time or money to invest in your own education is only going to keep you stuck right where you are now.
And remember, there's a 7-day money-back guarantee if you decide it isn't for you!
This is a completely self-paced online program. You get instant access to everything. You can get started today or whenever it’s convenient for you. Login again whenever you’re ready for more video lessons.
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like. You can access the course across any and all devices you own. You'll get all future updates to the course.
Most children around 2.5 to 3 years old are developmentally ready for the activities in Step 1. It’s best to start with Step 1 even with a 5 or 6 year old child who isn't yet reading. Steps 1-4 span about 2 years of pre-reading and early reading skills.
This course is not a one-to-one coaching program. But you WILL get my ongoing support and guidance via our private Facebook group or by asking questions in the comments area inside the course portal.
The activities develop pre-reading and early reading skills. Steps 1-3 cover phonemic awareness, sound-letter association to learn the phonetic code, and word building with a moveable alphabet. Step 4 develops reading skills using knowledge of basic and advanced phonics plus sight words.
The materials and activities in this course are based on my Montessori training (Association Montessori Internationale -- AMI) and my years of experience as a Montessori teacher of children 3-6 years old at an accredited Montessori school in Canada.
"After taking the course, I felt more empowered to teach my children phonics. After 2 weeks there was an obvious click with my eldest and he was able to understand the word blending. Having a path to follow makes it clearer for me and helps me free space for other important things."
— Joana M.
"My daughter is newly 3. For now, we're using @playfulpathtoreading to teach letter sounds and phonemic awareness. It's a wonderful, slow and simple guide to teaching language. We play letter sound games many times a day, bringing awareness to the beginning sounds of words. She's getting it!"
— Megan W.
"I was introduced to @playfulpathtoreading and I was so blown away by how well thought out the program is. Lisa is wonderful and answered all our questions so thoroughly. I do at times question … if I could actually teach them properly, but at the end of the day with preparation you can!"
— Mariam M.
If you’re serious about helping your preschooler learn to read at home, you have to make one of two choices right now:
Will you keep doing what you've been doing and keep feeling the way you’ve been feeling …
OR … will you make a change and enroll in The Playful Path to Reading™ today?
Imagine how prepared and reassured it will feel to finally have a step-by-step plan to follow with ongoing guidance and support.
And when you start doing the activities with your child and begin to see the impact you’re having, well … there’s nothing better than that feeling of accomplishment!