“I am ever so thankful to have discovered you. It was after realising that our eldest was not learning to read quite as quickly as we were hoping. We moved to England a mere 18 months ago, and English was not the language we used at home. He was struggling to identify the sounds within words, and was quickly losing his confident manner. He came home telling me that he thought he wasn’t so clever as his friends were finding it easy, while he was really struggling.
I did a heck of a lot of research and, after speaking to David from Easyread for more than an hour, decided to sign up for the system. We haven’t looked back. My son enjoyed the lessons and was showing improvement every day. He got more confident and caught up with his peers very quickly. Best of all, he has developed a passion for reading! Now, 7 years on, our biggest problem is finding books for him to read, as he finishes them very quickly and then asks for something new. His understanding is very good and he has developed a good vocabulary, despite still speaking Afrikaans at home. He has grown in confidence and is now doing well at school. His teacher says he always has a book at hand, which also helps with his behaviour in class.
As we were so impressed with the difference that Easyread has made in our eldest’s life, we were keen to use it for our other children as well.
Our daughter started the program at the age of 4 and started school as “a reader”. This made a huge difference to her approach to school, as she just found everything easy and grew more and more confident every day.
Our youngest have just completed the Easyread program. He also started as a reader in Reception, and now loves reading. He rushes downstairs every morning to do his Easyread. He especially likes reading the books available on the system and is now convinced that he wants to be a “Penguinologist” one day. I don’t doubt that he’ll continue with the lessons even after he has received his remote control helicopter.
All in all, teaching our kids to read has been a pleasurable experience thanks to Easyread. David feels like part of the family as we have so often heard his voice in our living room over the last 6 years. All three of our kids are real “readers”, which I directly attribute to Easyread and its fun lessons. I cannot thank you enough for all your help and support over the years and won’t hesitate to recommend you to everyone whose kids are struggling with learning to read, or who just want to provide some additional support.
However, I would warn that you might need to purchase an extra bookshelf… or three. Either that, or a Kindle :)”