Sweet Critique: Alpha-Phonics

In my quest to provide you with as many resources as possible, I’m reviewing yet another learn-to-read program.  While we don’t necessarily need this at this point in our homeschool, I’m sure many of you do.

Up today is Alpha-Phonics by Samuel L. Blumenfeld.  This product is described as “A Primer for Beginning Readers.”  Those of you who are fond of phonics programs will love this one.

Designed for parents, this program provides 128 lessons that require little-to-no prep work.  By introducing vowel sounds one at a time, and the word families that result, each lesson builds on the next.

Extra bonus? Spelling and handwriting can be incorporated as well.

One of the things that struck me about this approach is that the lesson text is really large; something that would definitely catch the eyes of a little person, and wouldn’t seem so daunting.

The back of the book contains the parent handbook which is very straight-forward.  There really isn’t much to complicate this program.  It’s very direct and can be used in as little as ten minutes a day.

At only $35.95, I think it’s a great deal for any parent who is looking to help their child learn to read, supplement an existing program, or just build a better foundation.

I like that you can also purchase a CD with all the phonogram sounds.  You can make sure that you’re teaching your kids correctly!

Definitely give this a closer look if you’re in this stage of educating your child; it just might be the thing you’ve been looking for!

True Confessions:  I was provided with a review copy of this product.  All opinions are my own.