The Reading Lesson - review and GIVEAWAY!



I am always looking for great curriculum for the kids (aren't we all?) Today I am sharing my review of a great curriculum from Mountiancastle Company -

The Reading Lesson 

Here is what the daughter of the authors (Michael Levin, MD and Charan Langton, MS) tells me...15 years ago a book was written by her parents called -  The Reading Lesson. The book is a simple, fun program that teaches young children to read in 20 easy lessons. It makes the process of learning to read easy for both parents and children. The book is the #2 selling reading program in the US on Amazon, and has a 4.5 star average review. After writing the Reading Lesson, Development happened for other educational products that have become very popular with homeschoolers and families worldwide.

One of our products is well-suited to older children as well - The Verbal Math Lesson is an innovative way to teach teens to do tough math in their heads - we teach them all the tricks and shortcuts they need to do "big math" without a pencil or paper. It's perfect for elementary schools kids, middle school students, high schoolers, and even adults! (We have these books on hand, but this review is not for this book as we have not gotten to it yet...)

My review is on the The Reading  Lesson and it's companions - Storybook (CD ROM) and  Sounds of Letters (DVD).

Molly used the CD and Storybook the most this week. She did like using it and it was fairly easy for her to click through the program.  It was a little slow for her at times. But she loved using the companion book with it.  (She loves Mr. Giggle Bunny - the mascot)

The print is very large and goes right along with the Storybook CD ROM

I loved that the book had words grouped in "families" and at the beginning of each chapter - it had the summary page with what should be learned and what was introduced in the chapter. 

The goal with The Reading Lesson is to teach your child how to read in 20 lessons.  Big Plus: you can really go at your own pace.  I will come back and let you know how she did!

If you are interested in winning a copy for your home - all of the books, CD's, DVD's shown in the picture it's your lucky day!  

To enter this giveaway leave me a comment below on what is your child's favorite book to read/author or what do you like to read aloud.  Don't forget to leave your email for me to contact you. 

This giveaway is open to all! Closes on Wednesday, January 30th at 5 pm EST. A Winner will be picked at random and announced on the blog on Wednesday, January 30th 
by 9 PM EST.  

If you are interested in learning more about this wonderful product I invite you to check out their website HERE! 

But wait there is more!  IN case you don't win or just want to order today - we are giving you a special code you can use at checkout for a 20% discount!  CLICK HERE for their site to order - use the code at checkout  for our 20% off! joysofhomeeducating00 

Until next time:  Be Blessed Y'all!

This review is in my own words and I was not paid for my opinion.  The products were given to us for review. 


Laura said…
My kids love "The Princess and the Goblin" by George MacDonald.
Mary A. said…
My daughter loves books by Patricia Pingry.
Kelly Tillotson said…
we love the berenstein bears and little critter books! thanks for the chance!
~ LaVonne said…
My 3 year old loves all the books about Corduroy! {}

Thanks so much, LaVonne
The girls LOVE SkippyJon Jones or any of the Llama Llama books!
Christina said…
We enjoy reading Frog and Toad books together.
carlsenschool @ live . com
We enjoy reading 'Green Eggs and Ham' by Dr. Seuss. I hope to win. This give-away to use with a struggling reader. My email is Thanks for this opportunity!
Polly said…
We love to read the Mem Fox books "Possum Magic", "Where is the Green Sheep" and "Koala Lou".
My kids love "green eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss. We really hope to win!
Tracy said…
I'm always looking for reading programs for my kids and I've never heard of this one! Great review! My children love all books and my 5 year old especially loves books by Jan Brett. Thanks Melissa! Tracy

Anonymous said…
My kids LOVE all of the Junie B. Jones books! I read to them when they were small (and the ones that still are) and the older ones now read it themselves. We also took them to see the play of one of the books which was super awesome for us and the kids! They REALLY got to see one of their favorite books come to life!
We love Dr. Seuss books lately!! (

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