Help Your Child

Learn To Read

THIS SPRING

BEST BOOKS PROGRAM
FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS & KINDERGARTNERS

Help Your Child
Learn to Read

THIS SPRING

Best Books Program
For 4-Year-olds
& Kindergartners

Great Experiences with Great Books Make a BIG DIFFERENCE

The best way for your child to get off to a strong start with reading is to develop an early love of great books.

In this fun program, your child will build a positive, enthusiastic relationship with wonderful books and learn important beginning reading skills.

Great Experiences with Great Books Make A

BIG DIFFERENCE

The best way for your child to get off to a strong start with reading is to develop an early love of great books.

In this fun program, your child will build a positive, enthusiastic relationship with wonderful books and learn important beginning reading skills.

Your child’s confidence will soar in this exciting program, and he or she will be eager to keep learning how to read after the program is over.

Our engaging class activities and fun phonics and sight word games build skills that your child will use to read simple words and sentences.

During the program your child will have lots of great experiences that will inspire an enthusiasm for books and lead to a lifelong love of reading.

Parents of 4-year-olds and kindergartners wonder

How Can I Make Sure That My Child…

Feels enthusiastic about books and reading?

Learns the most important beginning reading skills?

Gets excited about learning to read?

Has a fun experience with wonderful books?

Parents of 4-year-olds and kindergartners wonder

How Can I Make Sure That My Child…

Feels enthusiastic about books and reading?

Learns the most important beginning reading skills?

Gets excited about learning to read?

Has a fun experience with wonderful books?

Parents of 4-year-olds and kindergartners wonder

How Can I Make Sure That My Child…

Feels enthusiastic about books and reading?

Learns the most important beginning reading skills?

Gets excited about learning to read?

Has a fun experience with wonderful books?

Our Best Books Program will help your child learn to read while enjoying wonderful books week after week

Our Best Books Program will help your child learn to read while enjoying wonderful books week after week

In our exceptional program, students and their parents meet weekly with an expert teacher for fun, engaging classes full of skill-building activities and games, and discussions about ten of the best picture books ever written. Kids get excited to talk about the books in our program with other kids their age.

This program is the perfect way to make sure your child builds an enthusiastic relationship with great books and develops strong early reading skills.

In our exceptional program, students and their parents meet weekly with an expert teacher for fun, engaging classes full of skill-building activities and games, and discussions about ten of the best picture books ever written. Kids get excited to talk about the books in our program with other kids their age.

This program is the perfect way to make sure your child builds an enthusiastic relationship with great books and develops strong early reading skills.

In our exceptional program, students and their parents meet weekly with an expert teacher for fun, engaging classes full of skill-building activities and games, and discussions about ten of the best picture books ever written. Kids get excited to talk about the books in our program with other kids their age.

This program is the perfect way to make sure your child builds an enthusiastic relationship with great books and develops strong early reading skills.

Our Literature Program will help your child read, understand & enjoy the best books week after week.

POSITIVE, SUCCESSFUL READING EXPERIENCES

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE BEST BOOKS

The ten picture books in this program are delightful works that engage the imagination and the heart of young readers. They feature beautiful illustrations and compelling stories that will inspire your child to love books and reading.

You’ll receive a set of all ten wonderful class books. Your child will really enjoy the stories and want to hear them over and over again.

BEGINNING READING SKILLS

Your child will learn to read simple words and sentences by developing beginning phonics skills and recognizing sight words. Students build these skills by playing two fun card games at home and practicing what they’ve learned in three engaging First Readers: Oh, Cats!, Sid and Sam, and Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill.

Your child will feel a real sense of accomplishment from learning beginning reading skills and feel motivated to read more and more.

ENTHUSIASM FOR BOOKS

Hearing a great picture book read aloud every week in class, combined with learning important phonics skills and sight words, will make reading enjoyable and exciting for your child!

Each week, the teacher reads a new picture book, engages students in discussion, and leads fun book activities to reinforce understanding. The teacher will also show you how to support your child’s reading development and enthusiasm for books at home. Connecting with great books during the program will instill a love of reading in your child.

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE BEST BOOKS

The ten picture books in this program are delightful works that engage the imagination and the heart of young readers. They feature beautiful illustrations and compelling stories that will inspire your child to love books and reading.

You’ll receive a set of all ten wonderful class books. Your child will really enjoy the stories and want to hear them over and over again.

POSITIVE, SUCCESSFUL READING EXPERIENCES

BEGINNING READING SKILLS

Your child will learn to read simple words and sentences by developing beginning phonics skills and recognizing sight words. Students build these skills by playing two fun card games at home and practicing what they’ve learned in three engaging First Readers: Oh, Cats!, Sid and Sam, and Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill.

Your child will feel a real sense of accomplishment from learning beginning reading skills and feel motivated to read more and more.

IT ALL STARTS WITH THE BEST BOOKS

The ten picture books in this program are delightful works that engage the imagination and the heart of young readers. They feature beautiful illustrations and compelling stories that will inspire your child to love books and reading.

You’ll receive a set of all ten wonderful class books. Your child will really enjoy the stories and want to hear them over and over again.

BEGINNING READING SKILLS

Your child will learn to read simple words and sentences by developing beginning phonics skills and recognizing sight words. Students build these skills by playing two fun card games at home and practicing what they’ve learned in three engaging First Readers: Oh, Cats!, Sid and Sam, and Jack and Jill and Big Dog Bill.

Your child will feel a real sense of accomplishment from learning beginning reading skills and feel motivated to read more and more.

ENTHUSIASM FOR BOOKS

Hearing a great picture book read aloud every week in class, combined with learning important phonics skills and sight words, will make reading enjoyable and exciting for your child!

Each week, the teacher reads a new picture book, engages students in discussion, and leads fun book activities to reinforce understanding. The teacher will also show you how to support your child’s reading development and enthusiasm for books at home. Connecting with great books during the program will instill a love of reading in your child.

ENTHUSIASM FOR BOOKS

Hearing a great picture book read aloud every week in class, combined with learning important phonics skills and sight words, will make reading enjoyable and exciting for your child!

Each week, the teacher reads a new picture book, engages students in discussion, and leads fun book activities to reinforce understanding. The teacher will also show you how to support your child’s reading development and enthusiasm for books at home. Connecting with great books during the program will instill a love of reading in your child.

I think the best thing that Kayden has gotten out of the program is that he enjoys books. I couldn’t ask for more than him wanting to read books together and being excited about it.

 

– Sadie, Parent of a Kindergartner

I think the best thing that Kayden has gotten out of the program is that he enjoys books. I couldn’t ask for more than him wanting to read books together and being excited about it.

 

– Sadie, Parent of a Kindergartner

INSPIRED INSTRUCTION YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE

INSPIRED INSTRUCTION YOUR CHILD WILL LOVE

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for six weeks, your child will attend an engaging and dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time. In this exciting format children maintain excellent focus, learn essential skills, and deepen their reading comprehension.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare opportunity to interact with other entering 4th graders while discussing the program books under the direction of a teacher. Your child’s teacher will lead activities that build reading skills by helping students recognize key story elements, such as main events, plot, character development, and setting.

All that is required to participate in the class is internet access and a computer with a webcam or a mobile device with a front-facing camera. Classes are convenient and will give you the option to observe discussions and activities whenever you like.

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for ten weeks, your child will attend an engaging and dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare chance to interact with other children and their teacher in a fun environment as they learn to read.

You’ll attend all classes with your child and learn easy ways to support your child’s reading development. In every class your child’s teacher will read a great picture book aloud, lead the class in reading enrichment activities, and help students build phonics skills. Class is so much fun that it will be the highlight of your child’s week!

Enthusiastic Teacher

Best Books teachers are passionate about books and sharing the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to set students up for success with reading practice in class and at home.

Our teachers know how to manage class activities so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your child will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

All program teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Your child will really like the teacher and you will too.

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for ten weeks, your child will attend an engaging and dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare chance to interact with other children and their teacher in a fun environment as they learn to read.

You’ll attend all classes with your child and learn easy ways to support your child’s reading development. In every class your child’s teacher will read a great picture book aloud, lead the class in reading enrichment activities, and help students build phonics skills. Class is so much fun that it will be the highlight of your child’s week!

Face-To-Face Online Classes

Each week for ten weeks, your child will attend an engaging and dynamic face-to-face online class. During class, students can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other and their teacher in real time.

Face-to-face online classes give students a rare chance to interact with other children and their teacher in a fun environment as they learn to read.

You’ll attend all classes with your child and learn easy ways to support your child’s reading development. In every class your child’s teacher will read a great picture book aloud, lead the class in reading enrichment activities, and help students build phonics skills. Class is so much fun that it will be the highlight of your child’s week!

Enthusiastic Teacher

Best Books teachers are passionate about books and sharing the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to set students up for success with reading practice in class and at home.

Our teachers know how to manage class activities so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your child will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

All program teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Your child will really like the teacher and you will too.

Enthusiastic Teacher

Best Books teachers are passionate about books and sharing the love of reading with students of all ages. Teachers are trained to set students up for success with reading practice in class and at home.

Our teachers know how to manage class activities so that each student is highly engaged and fully participates during live online classes. Your child will feel supported by the teacher, make great progress, and look forward to class week after week.

All program teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. Your child will really like the teacher and you will too.

hear from parents

Jan, Parent of 4th Grader

Vanessa, Parent of 4th Grader

hear from parents

hear from parents

hear from parents

SIX WEEKLY CLASSES

Once a week, your child will have the unique experience of discussing program books in a live-online video class with the teacher and other students. Actively talking about what they read develops students’ personal connection to the story. This builds comprehension, confidence, and enjoyment. These classes will be the highlight of your child’s week. Students have a great time in class because they can clearly see, hear, and speak with each other in real time. Class is a lot of fun!

“She was so excited to login every week to talk to her new friends from class about the books. Not only did she think the online classes were cool, but the teacher really kept her attention and interest. Her comprehension improved. She was motivated to get on the computer every single week!”

Jenny Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

Because the weekly classes occur online, they are convenient. Students can attend each class from home or even on-the-go, as long as they have a good internet connection and a device with video and audio capabilities.  If you have an unavoidable scheduling conflict there are options for taking a make-up class.

“The online class made our busy lives a lot easier and ensured that he was still learning. We went on a vacation one week and he didn’t want to miss seeing his friends in class (he loved class THAT much) so he joined in from the car using our iPad. WOW!”

Jeff Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

ENTHUSIASTIC TEACHER

Our teachers are passionate about books and excited to share the love of reading with students of all ages. For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has trained teachers to engage with students in a variety of class settings.

These classes are productive and so much fun. I love teaching online – it really doesn’t feel different than teaching in a traditional classroom. I get to know all of my students. The kids enjoy it and they’re able to focus even more on the discussion because there aren’t physical distractions like in a traditional classroom.

First Teacher

Reading Skills Teacher

Summer Reading Skills teachers understand the importance of warm, open communication with students and parents. In addition to leading your child’s weekly live-online class, your teacher will be available to discuss your child’s progress and answer questions during the program.

I am so happy that I’ve found a way to share my love of reading with students to help them succeed, both personally and academically. Often kids who don’t like to read simply don’t understand the story, and this class provides them with the support they need to improve and feel confident.

Other Teacher

Reading Skills Teacher

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE

Our fun, independent practice sessions are customized to your child’s reading level and support what students learn in live-online classes. Between weekly classes, your child can complete the independent practice at his or her own pace. The individualized, highly interactive sessions keep all students motivated and on-track throughout the program.

The practice lessons were great for my child and he was able to complete them on his own without a struggle. I found that he liked them enough that I didn’t even have to remind him to login and do his work!

Jessica Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

The sessions are simple for students to complete on their own, but technology support is available if you or your child have any questions.

“My child found it easy to do her practice sessions independently. When I asked how she was doing, she’d often tell me, “I’m already done!” and show me her progress. She was very proud of her accomplishments.”

Janice Doe

Parent of an Entering 4th Grader

Give Your Child a Great Experience Learning to Read This Spring

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY! 

$20 discount for each additional student

For more information or to enroll by phone, call 1-800-903-0324.
Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm Eastern, 7am – 4pm Pacific

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY!  

$20 discount for each additional student

For more information or to enroll by phone, call 1-800-903-0324.

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm Eastern, 7am – 4pm Pacific

SECURE A SPOT IN THE PROGRAM TODAY!  

$20 discount for each additional student

For more information or to enroll by phone, call 1-800-903-0324.

Monday – Friday: 10am – 7pm Eastern, 7am – 4pm Pacific

For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to students of all ages across the United States. The Institute’s Literature Program, started in 1995, features some of the very best books ever written for young people.

We are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers and inspire a love of books and reading.

 

The Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to more than two million students across the United States since 1970. Like many other colleges and universities nationwide, we are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

Institute of Reading Development

For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to students of all ages across the United States. The Institute’s Literature Program, started in 1995, features some of the very best books ever written for young people.

We are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers and inspire a love of books and reading.

For nearly 50 years, the Institute of Reading Development has taught valuable reading skills to students of all ages across the United States. The Institute’s Literature Program, started in 1995, features some of the very best books ever written for young people.

We are proud to bring the Institute’s programs and instructors to families in our community. These programs help students become better readers at every age and inspire a love of books and reading.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is the Best Books Program right for my child?

All 4-year-olds and kindergartners benefit from developing beginning reading skills. During live online classes, the teacher provides guidance for each child and shows parents how to support reading development. The program is a fun, meaningful experience for kids.

What happens during the live online classes?

Live online classes take place once per week and last for 50 minutes. Each class is led by a trained, enthusiastic teacher. Students can see, hear, and interact with each other and the teacher in real time. You’ll attend all classes with your child. Every class includes phonics games, reading aloud, comprehension-building discussions, and enrichment activities in great picture books. Class is engaging, positive, and productive – it will be the highlight of your child’s week!

What kind of internet access do I need to participate in the program?

A broadband internet connection with a common provider will work fine. (Prior to the start of live online classes, you’ll receive an email with setup and login instructions and a link to join the class.)

What kind of computer or equipment do I need for the live online classes?

To participate in live online classes, your child will need access to a computer (Mac or PC) or tablet (Apple or Android) with working web camera, speakers, and microphone. We do not currently support Kindle or Chromebook. While it is possible to access class on an Apple or Android mobile phone, we recommend using a device with a larger screen for the best class experience.

What will my child do between classes?

Between weekly classes, you’ll play two enjoyable phonics and sight word card games with your child at home. Your child will also get to practice reading in three fun, simple First Reader books. Playing the games and practicing reading takes about 10-15 minutes twice per week, which will easily fit into your family’s busy schedule.

Can I attend class with my child?

You’ll attend all classes with your child and learn easy and fun ways to support your child’s reading development. Parents enjoy attending class and learning helpful reading techniques they can use.

Is it possible to make up missed classes?

Yes, in the event of a scheduling conflict, you’ll have the option to take a make-up class. You can contact customer support to schedule a live online make-up class at another time or with another teacher.

What is the class size?

To ensure that all students have a great experience, we cap enrollment at a maximum of 16 students. Your child will get personal attention from the teacher and have a chance to actively participate in class activities.

How much does the program cost?

For details about programs offered in your area, please click here.

Is there a discount for enrolling more than one student in the program?

Yes. Programs are available for students in most grades, so we encourage you to sign up all of the students in your family. After you enroll one student, you will receive a $20 discount for each additional student you enroll. This discount only applies to family members at the same mailing address.

What is the Institute of Reading Development?

A leader in reading instruction since 1970, the Institute provides reading development programs through colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations. For more information, visit www.readingprograms.org.

LITERATURE PROGRAMS

GREAT BOOKS, GREAT EXPERIENCES

LITERATURE PROGRAMS

GREAT BOOKS, GREAT EXPERIENCES