This is not your typical phonics program. Instead of the usual teaching of short and long vowels, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons introduces the Distar alphabet, a variation of our normal alphabet which includes letters in different fonts for such phonic sounds as “sh”, long “i”, etc.
The book begins with research information on why the method is so effective, then instructions to help the parent teach the lessons. 100 lessons follow, one for each day—taking about 20 minutes each. Red teacher script is included so you know exactly what to say and do. Step-by-step format is simple for Mom to use.
Handwriting instructions come naturally in the lessons and most children will be writing just as quickly as they learn to read in this program. Entertainingly goofy stories with cute illustrations reward your beginning reader for his effort by the 13th day. By the 74th lesson, children are smoothly transitioned from the Distar alphabet into the traditional alphabet. After 100 lessons (that’s just 3 months), your child will be reading at a solid 2nd grade level.
The book ends with a children's book list from which you continue to teach your child advanced phonics using their instructions. Paperback book, 395 pages.