Children Learning Reading Review – What You Need To Know

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Setting your child up to succeed in life is what good parenting is all about. It is a proven fact that early literacy is one of the best ways to prepare your child prepared for what lies ahead in the real world. Imagine it will make in your child’s self-confidence when she or he has a head start in reading.

Early childhood reading programs give your child a priceless boost. According to a 1985 report by the National Commission On Reading, the number one most important factor that influences the early educational success of a child is introducing books at home before starting school. Teaching your child to actually do the reading bumps his or her chances for success up even further.

There’s just one problem. Not every parent is a teacher and in fact, many of us are far from it. The majority of parents don’t just need a great early reading program; we need one that is simple to teach too.

And so…my quest began to find an early childhood reading program that catered to both the child and the parent which, in this case, is the student and the teacher. It turned out to be a pretty tall order but I did finally find one that aced the challenge.

What Is The Children Learning Reading Program?

Children Learning Reading is an innovative and practical, program that teaches children to read and (drumroll, please) teaches parents how to teach them. It comes in the form of two e-books that gives you simple instructions on how to teach your child to read.


This program lays it all on the line in a logical, applicable way with no time-consuming, confusing “stuff” to filter through.

Within the program, the 50 step-by-step lessons are a breeze to use and also are amazingly useful. Phonemic awareness and synthetic phonics are creatively combined and implemented in an extremely effective method that gets the task done. You will be able to teach your child to read – I did.

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Fabulous Features

Although there are a number of good early childhood reading programs, some important features pushed the Children Learning Reading Program to the top of my list. Here are a few things I found very valuable:

As mentioned before, the simplicity of this program was what initially sold me. I am quite awkward when attempting to formally teach my child because I’m well aware that being a teacher was not my calling. This program makes it natural and easy to teach though.

Another great thing about this program is that it works. And – it works well. I watched the videos on the site and knew it worked for other children, but when my child began to read, I’ve got to admit I got teary eyed.

Like many parents these days, I have a full-time job outside the house and another full-time job when I get home. Unfortunately, I don’t have much time to devote to teaching my child to read. Fortunately, this program comes in the form of an instant download and only requires 10-15 minutes a day. Some are just 3-5 minutes. Seriously, how convenient is that?

Age Range
This system accommodates children as young as two years old up to early elementary age. For some, this is a useful feature because if you purchase the program and life suddenly gets busy and you have to put the lessons off for a time, your child will not outgrow it. In my case, it meant I could use this one program for two of my children. That was a perfect fit for this multi-tasking mom, and it made it even more affordable.

Positive Points

So I’m a sucker when it comes to getting the biggest bang for my bucks. This program also comes with a Children’s Favorite Nursery Rhyme book which contains 35 children’s nursery rhymes. A collection of mp3 audios are also included that correctly pronounce the words in the reading lessons so that the guesswork is taken out and your child is sure of the proper sounds.

I found this program to be one of the most reasonably priced ones on the market. Most others ranged from a few hundred to entirely ridiculous prices. You get your choice of the budget (standard) package or the premium package which makes it affordable for all. There are no hidden fees or recurring charges with the Children Learning Reading set-up which I appreciate. It’s a one-time, very affordable payment.

User and Parent-Friendly
Not only am I not a teacher, but I’m also not a computer whiz either. I’m a little handicapped in that area. I was very relieved that this course did not require any special skills in the teaching department or computer knowledge. To be completely transparent at the risk of looking less than brilliant, I was not taught phonics as a child. At the time I learned to read, the school used other methods. Fortunately, I did not need to know phonics or anything else the lessons entailed. And guess what? I learned right along with my child (both of them!).

Some testimonials and even videos are available that tell of the success of this program. I read and watched them all, and they eased my mind as I decided to purchase it. I must add that no matter how many studies, testimonials, and reviews I read, experiencing my child learning to read was proof beyond proof that this method works.

No Clutter
I have kids and thus…I have enough stuff in my house without adding to the pile. Thankfully, this program is all done online and doesn’t involve DVDs to keep up with. I mainly have enjoyed not having to spend time hunting down anything to get right on to lesson time. There are audio CDs, but those are just icing on the cake and not required for the lessons.

No Risk
I’m a skeptic when it comes to committing to a purchase, especially online. The Children Learning Program includes a 60-day (no questions asked) unconditional money back guarantee though. I happen to love this program but everyone is different, but if you don’t, you can always get a refund which is security I have come to watch for in any product. There are several payment options. I like using PayPal because you get a double-layer of buying protection.


Internet Connection Required
Worth noting is that this program does operate online. You’ll need an internet connection and access to a device such as a laptop or a tablet.

It Takes A Few Minutes Of Time And Effort
The only other downside to this program is that it’s not magic. You do have to invest some time and effort into it as does your child. The fact that the time and energy required is very minimal makes it completely doable though.

Summing Up Our Children Learning Reading Review

There are a number of good early childhood reading programs on the market. They all have their good and not-so-good points. When it came down to what my child needed in a program AND what I needed from one to make it happen, the Children Learning Reading Program was the clear winner for me.

Children Learning Reading Review - What You Need To Know
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If you want to teach your child how to read, we recommend this program for you.

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Cheryl Jerabek

Cheryl Jerabek lives in a tiny remote town in Southwestern Colorado. She writes full-time from her cabin nestled in the mountains. She often expresses how lucky she feels to be able to do what she loves from a setting that looks like a postcard. When she’s not writing, Cheryl loves hanging out with her husband and two grown children, her dog, Joe, and adores spending time with her three grandchildren.