Homeschool moms sometimes fret over the subject of reading. This is rather humorous if you think about it — you do know how to read, right? There really is nothing more natural than teaching a child to read — much like we teach him to walk or talk — but we make it more complicated than it needs to be. Typically all that is required is simple patience, waiting to start until our child is ready and opting for a more natural method rather than a lengthy chaotic search for a magic bullet. With A Home Start in Reading by Ruth Beechick you really have all you need to teach your child to read. But for those who prefer something a little more directed, Alpha-Phonics Workbook by Samuel L. Blumenfeld is a handy supplement.
The book goes along with Blumenfeld’s Alpha-Phonics book written back in the early ’80s and tracks nicely with A Strong Start in Reading. While Ruth Beechick’s instructions are much simpler and easier to understand, both programs take a similar approach.
One more tool in the Homeschool Mom’s toolbox — and it’s free!
Teaching a Child to Read — The Natural Way!
Our approach using Ruth Beechick’s A Strong Start in Reading.
Alpha-Phonics: A Primer for Beginning Readers by Samuel L. Blumenfeld
Print copy of the Teacher’s Manual with lesson plans for those interested. One of Cathy Duffy’s top picks in homeschool curriculum.