Reading Head Start Review

Reading Head Start is an award-winning, parent-approved online program that is proven to teach children between the ages of 1 to 9 how to read up to 5 times better. It can even reduce dyslexia. And the method is simple. Instead of teaching children how to memorize words and word shapes, which is how they currently learn to read in schools, this program focuses on the foundations of the English language. This allows children to learn how to actually read and how to read better. And if you still aren’t convinced your child is falling behind in reading or that the current way reading is taught in schools, studies show that 25 million kids can’t read proficiently.  The worst part is that it isn’t a surprise. The educational system knows that children are naturally falling behind in reading and despite the rest of the curriculum being updated over the years, the way reading is taught has remained the same. Well, an English teacher for over 14 years is here to change that by teaching kids the right way with Reading Head Start.

Reading Head Start Review

What is Reading Head Start?

Reading Head Start is an online program that teaches children how to read based on a proven method that can improve a child’s reading up to 5 times while also eliminating dyslexia. With this program, it focuses on teaching children the foundations of the English language, so children can learn the individual letters and how they change when paired with other letters or added or subtracted from different words. For example, it teaches children why and how “bit” changes to “bite” – an entirely different sound. With this proven method, children learn how to read the letters, and then sentences, and then passages, short stories and more.  It includes over 200 reading lessons that are all systematically laid out, so children can learn how to read and continue to improve on their reading moving forward – and have fun while doing so.

The program also includes lesson plans for the parents and teachers incorporating this proven method in their homes and/or classroom, complete with all types of activities and resources. I’ll get into specifics in just a moment but for now, here’s a quick look at what you receive:

  1. Lesson Plans
  2. Printables
  3. 200 Reading Lessons
  4. Decodable Passages
  5. Read-A-Longs
  6. Worksheets
  7. Picture Cards
  8. Letter Cards
  9. Letter Formations
  10. Sound Out Cards
  11. Irregular Word Cards
  12. Advanced Phonics Cards

The best part is that Reading Head Start is digital. So, you get immediate access to all of this as soon as you purchase and can download the content right onto your laptop, smartphone, desktop computer or tablet. Don’t forget to download the activities onto your child’s tablet too! This allows your child to learn whenever and wherever they go, which is particularly great if they go between two homes or are heading away on vacation.

The program also comes with a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. This gives you two months to see how changing the way your child learns reading improves their literacy skills.

Who is the Author of Reading Head Start?

Sarah Shepard is the author of Reading Head Start. She’s a mom of three, a wife, and has worked as an English teacher for over 14 years now. She saw how the reading curriculum lacked and used her experience and education to perfect the process, which is now known as this parent-approved, award-winning program.

Summary of Reading Head Start

Reading Head Start is a comprehensive program that provides over 200 reading lessons for children between the ages of 1 and 9, all of which use a proven method that focuses on the letters of the English language.  The lessons have been strategically selected and put together based on your child’s current grade or reading level, as well as the common interests of children their age to ensure engagement.

There are 10 weekly learning programs for each level with 5 lessons for each week. All of the lessons are put together systematically, which allows your child to start with the basics and continue to improve on their reading gradually as they advance through the different lessons.

The program is digital, so your child can log in and click on the lesson they’re on. With the lesson, they’ll see a tracker of their progress, lesson resources, such as picture cards, sounding cards, activity log, letter formations and letter cards, a video of the activity, the type of activity, grade level, and more.

In addition to the lessons for your child, the program also comes with digital tools and activities children can use to make the learning process fun and exciting. It also comes with printable activities and tools, as well as lesson plans for parents and teachers ready to implement this proven method in their own home or classroom.

To give you an idea of what you receive from the program as a whole, here’s a look at some of the different things covered:

Lessons Examples

  1. Level 1 Examples
    1. Counting Words in a Sentence (Grade K – 1)
    2. Blending Syllables Name Game (Grade K)
    3. Segmenting Syllables Name Game (Grade K – 1)
    4. Identifying and Generating Rhyming Words, Body Part Game (Grade K)
    5. Introduce First, Middle and Last (Grade K – 1)
    6. Introduce Sound Segmenting Accuracy (Grade K)
  2. Level 2 Examples
    1. Introduce Letters (Grade K)
    2. Phoneme Substitution with Letters: Sat, Mat, Rat, Bat, Bad, Bag, Big, Beg, etc. (Grade K)
  3. Level 3 Examples
    1. Sounding Out Accuracy (Grade K, 1, 2)
    2. Word-Form Recognition Accuracy (Grade K)
    3. Irregular Word Fluency (Grade K, 1, 2, 3)
  4. Level 4 Examples
    1. Introduce Au, Aw, Al, Igh, etc. (Grade K, 1, 2)
    2. Letter Combination Fluency: Th… Igh (Grade K, 1, 2)
    3. VCe Rule Fluency (Grade K, 1, 2)
    4. Irregular Word Fluency: Your… Where (Grade K, 1, 2, 3)
    5. Introduce Multiple Irregular Words: Show, Small, Large, Even, Here, Why (Grade K, 1, 2, 3)


  1. Downloadable Picture Cards
  2. Downloadable Letter Cards
  3. Letter Formation: Teacher’s Guide
  4. Downloadable Sound Out Cards
  5. Irregular Word Cards
  6. Advanced Phonics Cards

Read-A-Long Video Course

  1. The Cat on the Mat + Worksheet
  2. Dan and His Cap + Worksheet
  3. Dan and a Van + Worksheet
  4. Pet in a Jet + Worksheet

Decodable Books

  1. 50 Downloadable Books


  1. Preschool and Up

The Verdict

Reading Head Start is an awesome program that teaches children how to read and how to read better than children five times older than them, simply by focusing on the foundations of the English language. It’s an easy program that makes reading fun and it even comes with lesson plans for teachers and parents eager to implement this award-winning method into their own home and classrooms. And hey, the results are guaranteed with a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. You just can’t go wrong with that.

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