Cammie reading at 18 months

Vanessa - Mom to blessed baby Cameron from Quezon City, Philippines

When did you start using Little Reader?

We started with Little Reader a little earlier than the recommended age. Cammie was just turning 3-months old when she first had her Little Reader lesson. She looked at the words intently and showed enthusiasm whenever we start the lesson so we continued.

Please describe your child's progress in learning to read.

At 8-months old, we gave her problem-solving opportunities on encyclopedic knowledge using printed flashcards. She answered by touching the correct card each time. At 9-months old, she showed that she can sight-read by doing the corresponding "sign" for the word-card that we showed her. She started reading just about 6 or 7 words but her vocabulary rapidly expanded in the next few weeks that followed.

Shortly after her first birthday, she can sight-read over a hundred words, not including the words that we hadn't documented. Today, at 1.5 years old, she can phonetically read some words. I noticed that she can read two-syllable words ending in -at, -am, -ing, and -ies, among others.

How big a part did Little Reader play in helping your children to read?

Little Reader is hands-down, the most helpful tool we have used in teaching her. I am fond of creating custom playlists that includes Cammie and family members in the lessons and Little Reader made it sooo easy to do so! She loves the presets and the curriculum but with these custom lessons I made, her interest never wanes because she can literally see herself in her lessons. Without Little Reader, lessons like these would take hours on end to do on a powerpoint presentation. It's a huge time-saver.

I also believe that the pattern-phonics lessons aided her greatly on reading phonetically. The technique of showing groups of words with similar endings and beginnings, reinforces the phonemic sounds which in turn, teaches the child how group of letters make sounds.

What do you like about Little Reader and why would you recommend it to others?

Every aspect of Little Reader is designed to make teaching easier. Even first-time users will see that. It is so user-friendly, and BrillKids thought of everything - even when creating custom categories, you just click and click enter and it will take you to the next step - writing the word, adding the picture, etc.

I would recommend it to anyone who wants to teach their babies to read and have a good night sleep too! Otherwise, half of your sleeping hours will be spent making flashcards and inhaling marker fumes.

Anything else you would like to mention that would help let others know about the benefits of Little Reader?

Currently, I can not think of another product that is similar or offers half of the benefits Little Reader offers.