Learning Dynamics has helped my daughter to gain confidence in her reading fluency with Learning Dynamics Reading Program. This complete phonics programs, intended for ages 3 to 8, has everything you need to get your kids reading.
The Learning Dynamicsprogram includes:
- Teaching Manual
- Online Training Videos
- Over 50 Books
- Activities & Workbooks
- Music CD with letter and concept songs
There are several readers that are included with the program. They start with beginning reading that is introduced very early in the program. The readers begin early blending words and works up to more advanced level readers.
The program begins with introducing letters and works up through full reading. Lesson one introduces the letter “M.” Each lesson has a Teacher’s Manual lesson, scripting out the lessons. Additionally, the student has a Student Workbook page to correspond. It includes identifying pictures that go along with the letter introduced. Additional suggested activities are included that correspond with the lesson. The student can color pictures that go along with the letter as well.
Each letter of the alphabet that is introduced includes a song and an animal that has a cardboard punch out to help the student remember the name and the sound the letter makes. The student can play with the cardboard cut outs as well.
The song that goes along with the letter and its sounds is also introduced. The child can sing along. They are catchy tunes and my 5 year old seemed to really enjoy them. The CD that is included has all of the songs as well as them being available online in MP3 format.
The teacher’s lessons are scripted, as mentioned, and planned out as well. The lessons were easy to follow and took about 30 minutes to do, including reading from the readers.
My 5 year old enjoyed the coloring parts of the lesson as well as identifying the words that began with the same sound as the letter.
The lessons continue to through the alphabet and introduce blending. The reader book sets are introduced around lesson 12 (about 4-5 weeks into the program). However, since my daughter had some beginning phonics under her belt, we also moved forward to the readers because she wanted to do that along with the lessons.
Since the lessons are short and manageable, you can do a new lesson each day. The lessons state that you should repeat it if the student struggles. I liked that the lessons encourage mastery.
There are also videos on the Learning Dynamics website that teach some of the concepts introduced in the lessons. This can be helpful if you want a different way of introducing a concept.
Overall, I think that the Learning Dynamics Reading Program is a great learning to read program. Your student will feel great “reading” by week 4 if you follow the program timeline. The books are easy to use and only give the sounds and blends that have been introduced, making the use of the videos easy.
You can see a quick overview video about Learning Dynamics.
Teaching your child to ready can be a little daunting but Learning Dynamics makes it easy and manageable. I would definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to teach their kiddos to read.