Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Reading Helps for dyslexia, autism, Asperger's, ADD, and More!

From the time our children were very young, my wife became a regular customer at a local, educational store, primarily frequented by professional educators. But I have to credit her for her efforts. There was no way she would be satisfied with leaving the education of our kids completely to others. By the time they each reached kindergarten, their little minds had already been bombarded by flash cards, phonics, math exercises, and other education aids.

When I first learned about Child1st, it took me back to those earlier days. We would have loved the products from this company for our children.

In addition, since I grew up hating to read, and now my emphasis is in helping others to enjoy reading, I’ve recognized how important it is for children to get a strong foundation in phonics, and in early reading. Child1st will help to provide that solid foundation in your children.

Child1st products are specifically designed for visual learners and other right brained learners; those labeled with dyslexia, autism, Asperger's, ADD; and those who struggle with reading comprehension. The products are also highly effective in teaching beginning readers, providing them with the essential foundation for future learning.

After many years teaching everything from preschool to college and developing products along the way to meet observed needs, Sarah Major resigned from fulltime teaching in 2006 in order to devote herself to Child1st. What began as a small business in her Florida home quickly grew, gaining friends and customers all over the world. By 2008 the business expanded to a new facility in North Carolina, and added several staff.

SnapLetters™ Kit (ABC-Kit)

This kit contains everything you need to give your children a solid base in letter recognition, sound/symbol correlation, and writing the letters. Includes:

• Alphabet Tales

• SnapLetters™ Display Alphabet

• SnapLetters™ Teaching Cards

• Alphamats, 6-pack

• Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic, and Auditory Alphabet

Display Alphabet (ABC-D) SnapLetters™

Display these SnapLetters™ in alphabetical order in your classroom at home or school so children can see each letter in context. This product comes with Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic, and Auditory Alphabet, a booklet of mini-lessons that reinforce letter shape and sound, demonstrate a hand-motion for each letter for kinesthetic learners, and end with an activity to drive learning deeper. 8.5" tall by 11" wide.

Easy-for-Me™ List A Books provide reading practice for children learning their basic sounds and 83 sight words (List A and Numbers & Colors), Easy-for-Me™List B Books provide reading practice for 59 additional sight words plus long vowel spellings, digraphs, and much more. Inside covers provide the teacher with a lesson to use in teaching the sounds, sight words, and phonics concepts.

Our son became an attorney and our daughter teaches 2nd grade. I attribute much of their success to the foundational work my wife did with them. I believe that the Child1st product line can help your child too.

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Sample products were provided for this review


James D. Maxon said...

Sometimes I wonder if phonics is overrated. I was taught it many years ago in Special Education and to this day I often can't figure out which vowel to use when spelling; I've found out the hard way that many words don't work with phonics.

Thank goodness for spellchecker!

max said...

I know, everyone is so different. In my case, phonics were very helpful, and still are to this day.