Meet "IDGIT" CLICK on Idgit to go to videos and "Meet Idgit."

Meet "IDGIT"
CLICK on Idgit to go to videos and "Meet Idgit."

WHY is the Power-Plus-Learning "Phonics to Reading" program the best child's beginning reading program on the market?  Because IT'S FUN and IT WORKS! By including all of the "styles of learning" we've tried to reach each child.

Our Stories, songs, games, activities, projects, worksheets, American Sign-Language (ASL), and timed readings help each child master the concept of beginning reading easily and thoroughly.

Teachers, parents and home-school families will love the fact that we integrate other subjects like math, science, art, and drama to teach each letter and sound. Experiencing learning through the five senses makes it easier to remember. Plus, our letters and sounds are taught in an order to promote reading, but this program is flexible, so you can teach them in any order you choose... one of the many reasons this beginning reading program is so amazing!

"IDGIT" magically brings phonics and reading to life. 

Each time the children learn a new letter, they meet a new Idgit.  (Adgit, Tidgit, etc.)  Vowels are a little trickier.  The children seem to catch the long sound easily (as it says it's name - Aa, Ee, Ii, Oo, or Uu). We focus on the short vowel sounds (which tend to be a little harder for them) and make them easy to learn!

The children also learn how to magically change their own names with each new letter, making the concept of "beginning sounds" fun, in a unique way.  (Listen and see if you can tell how to change YOUR name... taken from the Letter A Story.)

 
       FREE             Reading

       FREE             Reading

Week 1 - Letter A

While Adgit and Adam were laughing and eating apples, Adam began to choke.  Adgit called for help, so Andy and his partner arrived in an ambulance.  (To learn more about their near accident, click on the "FREE" button to experience our Power-Plus-Learning approach with the Letter "Aa")

After experiencing the short sound of the letter “A” through stories, songs, games, projects, worksheets and sign-language,
the children move on to our next letter... "T."

Week 2 - Letter T

Tidgit takes the children on a tantalizing trip to Tahiti where they see turtles and tigers, eat tangerines and enjoy another exciting week of stories, songs, games, activities, and worksheets all based around the sound of “T.”

Upon learning the short sound of the letter "A" and the sound of the letter "T," the children learn how to slide the two sounds together to form the word family "AT."

NOTE: A word family is a word that makes other words easily when a letter is added to the beginning:
at = cat, rat, hat, mat, sat, etc.

Some children learn this concept faster than others and that's okay.  To help the children visually grasp this concept, you can teach each letter in a different color.  When the child can read the two letters together as one word, that word becomes one color and is put on a flash card to help with memorization.  (Another fun way is to have them physically experience this slide technique by taking them to a park and using the letters and sounds you want to blend on a real slide.)

Our word family worksheets and our original "Scat Cat" game help the children master the concept of blending sounds to form words.  (Click on the button above for a free experience with our "AT Worksheets" or the button below for more info. on the "Scat Cat" game - which can be purchased under Reading Downloads. )

With the "at" family and a few sight words, the children are ready to begin reading our first two little color reader books.

Each of our 16 booklets are designed perfectly with:

  • a personal timed reading that will increase both speed and accuracy in reading
  • questions about the story to develop comprehension
  • a picture and a few words on each page for easy reading

Each child will feel successful, as he continues to beat his own time through this self-competitive reading experience.

HOW TO DO A TIMED READING:

  1. Make sure the child knows the words he will be reading.
  2. Count the words on the page or in the short story.
  3. Using a watch or a clock, give the child one minute to read as far as he can. 
  4. At the end of that minute, say stop.
  5. Count the number of words the child read in that minute.
    (If there were a lot of mistakes made, review the words and try again.)  Each time you do a timed reading, start from the beginning. 
  6. Do these timed readings a minimum of three times. (The child will likely want to do more than three, so allow him or her to do as many timed readings as he/she would like.  However, we suggest no more than 10 at a time.)

NOTE:  By repeating the same words previously read, the child will soon get the flow of reading and may soon have it memorized.  If this happens and the stories start to become tongue twisters, you can have him read it backwards, or move on to the next story.  Either way, he'll be pleased with his reading abilities.

That's it!  In just seven (7) units the children will have learned:

  • all 26 letters of the alphabet (3-4 letters per unit)
  • 18 word families
  • 34 sight (or high frequency) words
  • be introduced to our 16 color readers
  • be well on their way to reading

As Squarespace is unable to upload the entire program, we offer two halves at a discounted price.  Where the entire program retails for $64.99, each half is only $24.99.

Both sets include: ALL f the stories, songs, games activities, worksheets, and readers for their respective Units, so you get the COMPLETE program at a discounted price... PLUS our "Scat Cat" game for FREE! 

That also allows you to try our program for under $25 when you download the first set.  By teaching one unit a month, this amazing program can be completed in as little as seven months! 

YOU WILL LOVE THIS POWERFUL BUT FUN, EASY TO USE READING PROGRAM!

Try our first of 16 COLOR READERS for FREE or purchase the set (16) for $4.99 under Downloads - Phonics to Reading.

Try our first of 16 COLOR READERS for FREE or purchase the set (16) for $4.99 under Downloads - Phonics to Reading.

 
Phonics to Reading Pt1
Phonics to Reading (Set 1: Units 1-4)
24.99

Set 1 includes everything for Unit 1-4:

Unit 1 Letters - Aa, Tt, Cc, Rr
  Word Family - "at"
  Sight Words - the, on, a, is, and

Unit 2 Letters - Ss, Hh, Mm, Nn
  Word Families - "am," "an"
  Sight Words - hello, saw, then, has, this

Unit 3 Letters - Ii, Dd, Ff, Bb
  Word Families - "ad," "in," "it"
  Sight Words - I, not, for, are, my, me

Unit 4 Letters - Uu, Gg, Pp
  Word Families - "ag," "ig," "ug," "ut"
  Sight Words - no, with, to, he
(Complete with stories, songs, games, hands-on activities to teach letters, sounds and words, along with word families.)

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Phonics to Reading Pt2
Phonics to Reading (Set 2: Units 5-7 Plus SCAT CAT.)
24.99

Set 2 includes everything for Unit 5-7 PLUS our famous "Scat Cat" game:

Unit 5 Letters - Ll, Jj, Kk
  Word Family - "ap," "ill"
  Sight Words - they, said, love, her, she

Unit 6 Letters - Oo, Qq, Vv, Ww
  Word Families - "og," "op, " "ot"
  Sight Words - of, do, was, his, put

Unit 7 Letters - Ee, Xx, Yy, Zz
  Word Families - "ed," "en," "et"
  Sight Words - we, have, went, who

PLUS... "Scat Cat" Word Family game.

(Complete with stories, songs, games, hands-on activities to teach letters, sounds and words, along with word families.)

 

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READING ENDORSEMENTS (from Public School Teachers & Educators when program was first developed.)

 

 

     "I am a Kindergarten Teacher at J.A. Taylor Elementary School in Centerville, Utah. During the previous school year, 1995-96, I used your new Phonics program. It was wonderful!!! I was able to see young minds blossom and really be excited about learning to read. This class read more books than any class I have taught previously. They were really able to sound out the words.
     I am using this program again this year. Being able to put books into a child's hands that they can read gives them power and the excitement to continue reading... Thanks for your work in writing an exciting and successful phonics program." (from Carolyn, Centerville, Utah, USA)

 

 

     "I have taught K-3 in the last 11 years of my career, I have never seen a program that gives instant success. Within the first three weeks of school my Kindergartners are reading. They feel such a high level of accomplishment. There is finally organization and reasoning to the introduction of letters, their sounds and usage in the English language. I found this program fit right into the literature based program that my district was using.
    Our nation has a high level of concern for literacy. With this program, the jump start affect will conquer that problem as well as the self-esteem of those students that struggle with literacy.  Finally, I can teach with rhyme and reasoning and my students WIN!" (from Vicki, Ogden, Utah, USA)

 

 

     "As a teacher of children with special needs, I was first introduced to the Power Learning reading program while in a regular education Kindergarten classroom. The first few lessons were presented and I was struck by the simplicity of instruction. Then I was impressed with the depth and variety given each alphabetical letter/sound through song, story, poem, words, sentences, and other teaching strategies.  I purchased the program.
     Some of the children I teach are beginning readers. They have learned to identify and verbalize common words in the context of home and school environments. These students are able to understand Power Learning lesson material as you have outlined it, and then pick up the small books and read with very little difficulty. They continually want to show me they can read by themselves. Increasing success and independence has been achieved and further enhanced by the humor reflected in picture and word.
     Research has shown that children with severe disabilities learn best in the context of natural settings, not in isolated or contrived experiences. In my opinion, Power Learning reading program teaches special needs students a depth and awareness of their own natural environment not afforded by other commercial programs on the market. This is done with simplicity in several ways: down to earth reading books, catchy melodies and words, humorous stories, unique teaching strategies, easy to identify pictures, concern for detail, repetition without boredom, and interaction with peers and adults. Thank you. (from Donna Harding, Utah, USA)

 

 

     "At the 60th Annual Convention of American Mothers, Inc. in May 1995, Debbie Wood presented a workshop on the Power Learning program. I was impressed with her approach and the stories of the improvements in reading as children participated in the phonics program.
     As an educator with a background in developmental psychology, I realize that children with special needs require educational programs which may be quite different from those utilized in other classrooms. And of course, as these special programs are introduced into the schools, educators are finding that their major contribution may well be in the general kindergarten and first grade classrooms. Individuals can learn to read utilizing a good phonics program at an early age through appropriate programs which present the phonics multidimensionally, as through song, story, words, etc.
     Personally, I agree that Power Learning is such a program which may be utilized to enhance the instruction in the kindergarten and first grade classrooms." (from Lois O. Schwab, Nebraska, USA)