Children Learning Reading Review

Children Learning Reading is, inarguably, one of the most important programs you can get to teach children how to read in a fun, easy and efficient way that focuses on phonics instead of memorizing sight words. And you might be wondering what’s wrong with sight words? Well, the memorization technique has been used in schools to teach children how to read for many decades. However, the illiteracy rates across the United States, Canada and UK are outrageously high, according to new research with approximately 67% of grade 4 students in the US are unable to read at a proficient level, 45% of Canadians are considered semi-illiterate and 42% of UK kids leave school before ever obtaining a basic level of functional English. One can only argue that it’s the way reading is taught that is the problem. Sight words are confusing and memorizing letter and word shapes simply doesn’t make sense. For example, lot and hat have the same word shape but sound entirely different. No wonder kids are confused!

With Children Learning Reading, you learn a new way to teach children how to read and one that works! It comes with step-by-step lesson plans, reading lessons, printable games, activities, and audio files needed to make the process easy and enjoyable for both the adult and child learning.

Children Learning Reading Review

What is Children Learning Reading?

Memorization has proven to be an ineffective way or at the very least, a difficult way to teach children how to read. After all, there are more than 170,000 words in the English language with many letters, letter combinations and word shapes creating entirely different sounds.

Children Learning Reading is an online program that introduces a new way to teach children how to read, simply by focusing on the 44 sounds that complete the English language. This allows the child to learn how to actually read and sound the letters and words, instead of guessing them based on what they’ve memorized from word shapes and flash cards.

With this program, you learn how to teach reading to children based on this approach and it comes with everything you need to do just that, including detailed chapters about the method, research supporting it, printable lesson plans, audio files, games, activities and so much more. Children Learning Reading also comes with steps on how to easily implement this new style of teaching into your household or classroom. Here’s a sneak peek at what the program comes with as a whole:

  • Step 1 Manual: Phonics Foundations
  • Step 2 Manual: Advanced Phonics Manual
  • Step 3: Fun To Read Lesson Stories
  • Step 4: Phonics Sounds – Letter Sound MP3 Audios
  • Step 5: Common Sight Words and Children’s Rhymes Book

The entire program is digital, which gives you instant access as soon as you purchase. The material can also be downloaded right onto a smartphone, tablet or computer for learning on-the-go, making it perfect for busy families.

Children Learning Reading Download Page
The download page for the Children Learning Reading program.
This is how you will access the program’s materials.

The program is also backed by a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee, so you can give it a try risk-free for two months. Currently, there are over 38,000 happy parents and teachers are using this program to successfully teach children how to read.

Who is the Author of Children Learning Reading?

The author of Children Learning Reading is Jim Yang. He is a father to three children and was passionate about ensuring his children learned how to read properly and proficiently. So he spent an enormous amount of time researching scientific studies and reports on reading and the benefits reading has on childhood development. Through this process, he was able to learn a new strategy that is far more effective at teaching children how to really read the words instead of memorizing them. After seeing his little ones read while still in diapers and eventually, process into story books in school, Jim was eager to help other parents do the same for their children.

Summary of Children Learning Reading

Children Learning Reading is a comprehensive program that teaches children how to read in a fun, effective way that forgoes the traditional use of memorization and sight words. The program is separated into two stages to ensure proper understanding of the unique teaching method that makes this program so different from other unsuccessful reading methods and regimes.  The first stage is where you’ll find all of the information needed to understand the program, its approach and teaching strategy. It’s where the adults can learn the process so they can then help children follow suit. It also includes valuable topics that can help the adults better understand the struggles their child is facing and how this method can help based on research conducted on the power of phonemic awareness, the importance of blending, reading and vocabulary growth, and so on and so forth.

Then, stage two is where you’ll find the step-by-step guides, 50 reading lessons, printable games and activities, and audio files that allow the learning to begin.  

Here is a more detailed look at what you can expect from both stages:

Stage 1: Phonics Foundations

28 Reading Step-By-Step Reading Lessons

  • Phonemic Awareness
    • What is Phonemic Awareness?
    • The Research Behind Phonemic Awareness
    • The Importance of Blending
    • Phonemic Awareness Development in Different Age Groups
    • A Quick Note About Struggling Readers
    • Developing Early Phonemic Awareness
    • Smooth Blending and Choppy Blending
    • The Importance of Repeated Practice and Exposure
  • Systematic Synthetic Phonics
    • What is Synthetic Phonics?
    • Why Synthetic Phonics?
    • About Synthetic Phonics and this Program
    • About Sight Words
    • Letter Names and Letter Sounds
    • Synthetic Phonics and The Complexities of English
  • What Reading Does for the Mind
    • The Matthew Effect in Reading
    • Reading and Vocabulary Growth
    • The Importance of Home Support for Literacy Development in Children
  • Reading Comprehension
    • Decoding and Word Recognition
    • The Necessity of Continued Sounding Out and Blending Practices
    • Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension
  • The First Steps
    • How Much Time Should We Spend on Lessons?
    • What if My Child Already Knows All the Letters and Sounds?
    • The Importance of Learning and Teaching the Proper Sounds
    • About Struggling Readers
    • Voiced and Unvoiced Sound Pairs
    • Doing Stretchy Bends and Troubleshooting Various Blending Problems
    • Teaching Capital and Lowercase Letters
  • Getting Your Child to Cooperate
    • My Best Advice: Setup a Regular Daily Routine and Schedule
    • Talk To Your Child, At the SAME Level
    • Simple Tips and Ideas for Motivation
  • How to Teach Reading and Present Lessons
    • Reading Left to Right
    • Teaching Letters and Letter Sounds
    • Always Point to Where You Are Reading
    • Point and Swipe
    • Font Used – Verdana

The first stage of the program is fairly complex, as it teaches both child and adult the foundation of the program, the teaching approach and the lessons.  After all, the adults helping the child learn how to read also need to be well-versed in the process. As such, there are several chapters dedicated to simply teaching the method that will be used before the program gets into the step-by-step lessons (stage 2), which combine the teaching of synthetic phonics and phonemic awareness development. So, in this first stage, it teaches the adult the process and the child how to hear, identify and work with the letters as the first step to learning how to read. It also comes with several games that keep the learning process fun, such as asking the child to hop or run to a specific sound, hearing a sound and performing an action, the shopping game, hopping hoops game, and many more.

Children Learning Reading Stage 1's Table of Contents
Children Learning Reading’s Stage 1 PDF – Table of Contents.

Stage 2: Advanced Phonics Manual

 Topics + 22 Step-By-Step Reading Lessons

  • Teaching Digraphs and Diphthongs
  • Oh, The Complexities
  • Guided Reading and Books
  • The Schwa
  • Synthetic Phonics and The Complexities of English
  • Point and Swipe
  • 33 Lessons
  • We are Done!
    • What’s Next?

Advanced Phonics is the second stage of the program. By this point, your child has already mastered the 26 letter names and sounds and can head onto more complicated written text so they can expand their vocabulary and improve their reading.  For example, you’ll be moving on to “SH” sounds (instead of S-sounds), as well as “EE” combinations that make a ‘yee’ sound.  Of course, as you progress through the lessons,  this gradually gets into things such as multiple sounds represented by a single spelling, such as ‘CH’ which can make 3 sounds. 

And these are just the breakdown of the learning and teaching. You also receive:

  • Lesson Printouts for Stage 1
  • Lesson Printouts for Stage 2
  • Reading Bingo Game Printouts
  • Fun to Read Lesson Stories
  • Phonetic Sounds – Letter Sound MP3 Audios
  • Common Sight Words and Children’s Rhymes Book

The Verdict

Advantages of the Program

  • Focuses on teaching children the 44 sounds of the English language instead of the memorization of sight words and word shapes
  • Eliminates confusion associated with bat and hut (same shape, different sounds)
  • Makes reading fun with printable games and activities
  • Step-by-step lessons for a gradual, stress-free learning experience
  • Detailed lessons plans also make it easy for the adults to learn the process and help teach it
  • Can be downloaded in PDF guides and audio files
  • Digital access allows instant use of the program right on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer
  • Over 38,000 parents and teachers have used this program to effectively teach children how to read
  • Backed by a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee so you can try it out risk-free

Disadvantage of the Program

Children Learning Reading is a fully digital program. This comes with a plethora of benefits, such as the ability to use the step-by-step lessons anytime and anywhere – perfect for the busy family. However, this also means that a physical package does not get mailed out to you. Bonus – you don’t have to pay or wait for shipping.


Children Learning Reading is a revolutionary program that is changing the way children learn how to read. It’s a comprehensive, well-detailed system that helps both children and the adults in their life learn a new, fun and effective way to read. The program is put together with simple step-by-step lessons that gradually teach children how to read by using the 44 sounds of the English language, instead of the memorization of sight words. All of the materials needed for the child to learn are provided within the program as well. This includes worksheets, activities, games, lesson plans, and so much more. It’s even backed by a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee so you can give the program a try for two months and see how it’s helping your child learn how to read. 

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Is there any way I can get a hardcopy?

As mentioned, everything in the program is digital and can be downloaded right onto your smartphone, tablet or computer. However, you could download the guides and print them off at home or your local print shop for your very own hardcopy.

How quickly can I expect to see results?

Just like with anything, the expected time for results depends on a variety of factors, such as the dedication to the program and the individual child. However, you should be able to see some progress fairly quickly and the program does come with a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee so you have two months to see how it’s working.

How is the approach in this program different from other programs?

The different approach used in this program is what makes it so unique and effective. Unlike other reading programs that focus on the use of sight words and memorization, Children Learning Reading strives to teach children the 44 sounds of the English language first. This helps them easily identify the different sounds in letter and word combinations, instead of trying to memorize the 170,000+ words that make up the English language.

Is there anyone I can contact if I have any questions or concerns about using the program?

The author of the program can be reached via the membership page. He or his customer support team typically responds within 24 hours. We’d also be happy to help you in any way we can! Just drop us a message down in the comments.

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