I have an education background, but am just getting started with homeschooling. My son just turned 5 last week, and my daughter is almost 4. My son is doing some easy reading with help, and my daughter is just showing interest. I am so glad I got the first three in the series for both of them. They were having a great time doing these today, and were very unhappy when we ran out of time and had to stop for lunch. I like the simple pictures, and the variety of examples.
I received our "Get Set for the Code" Book collection today, reviewed all of them, and have found these books very refreshing for phonic teaching. The now popular way of teaching a child to read by picture/word relationship has proven to me to be ineffective and short-termed-- according to my experiences. My children were taught by phonics and are devoted readers. This book will surely help children to learn the alphabet and letter sounds that will create words for a lifetime. Thank you for this book!
These books give lots of practice with consonants. My kids really enjoy doing them. My only problem is that they use the same example words over and over again. I'm not sure if they are learning or memorizing, or if there is a difference. We are going to continue with the series and check their progress when we get to book 1.