Teaching your child to read is one of the most rewarding privileges of home education!
I had one goal in developing Ready for Reading--create an intuitive and straightforward phonics program to help parents effectively teach their children to read at home.
Ready for Reading brings a complete phonics curriculum to your homeschool in an ebook format for a fraction of the price you might pay for other curriculum!
As home educators we want the very best for our children! We want our kids to be excellent readers—and we want them to love reading! At times this task appears daunting, especially when coupled with the importance strong reading skills play in future success! Often parents find themselves second-guessing their ability to teach reading at home.
But you absolutely can teach your kids to read—and do it with fun, hands-on activities!
My heart and hope is that Ready for Reading: Level 1 will make teaching reading:
Ready for Reading: Level 1 is a stand alone beginning phonics curriculum, 250+ pages designed to be flexible and meet your individual needs!
Ready for Reading: Level 1 is recommended for ages 4-6 to launch your child's reading journey!
Ready for Reading: Level 1 is divided into the following 9 hyperlinked sections making navigation a breeze. (You won't have to scroll through 250 pages to find exactly what you need!)
Hi! I'm Jen--thanks so much for stopping by to learn about Ready for Reading! I want to share a little about my background so you know who put this curriculum together.
I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I was in high school--and so I am. I graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Elementary Education. I taught 2nd grade for two years and later spent two years as a virtual school teacher for homeschool families. I still keep my teaching license current through continuing education classes--I just worked too darn hard for that thing! But I certainly don't think you need to be a teacher to homeschool your kids--mostly I think it gave me the confidence to start.
I'm now in my 15th year of homeschooling! My husband and I have six amazing kids ranging in age from 4 to 19. I've taught 4 of them to read and will begin teaching our 4 year old twins how to read in the next few months. Teaching my kids how to read has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life!
I've always had a passion for reading curriculum--whether in college as a student, in the classroom as an educator, or as a parent making critical choices for my own children. I've spent a lot of time researching curriculum over the past 20 plus years, and now my hope is that my knowledge benefits YOU! Find me blogging about homeschooling and family life at jenmerckling.com!