Parent Reviews of Easyread
Our most recent reviews:
Charlie is getting on really well with his reading now. He read bits from the back of the Cheerio box for fun at breakfast the other day and has started to try to read things like signs when we are out and about!
He read something on the telly the other day and said “I’m learning to read Mummy, I’m actually leaning to read!” I am thrilled!!
Unprompted, Harriet has started reading to herself in the evening before bedtime (something that she would never previously have done, even with encouragement) and wakes up on the morning excited by what she’s read the night before, and keen to tell us all about. Her emerging pleasure in reading has been the biggest success of this whole process.
– C (Lesson 65)
Sam’s prize of the spy glasses arrived yesterday and he absolutely loves them. Perfect timing as he and his sister and his friends have been playing spies lately. Sam asked me to send a message to you to say thank you for his prize as he loved receiving it so much.
Thanks for all your support and training help.
Thanks for that message. It is great to hear that he is making progress. He has just finished reading a ‘Hey Jack’ chapter book with minimal assistance so to say we are proud is a understatement.
Looking forward to reaching that finish line.. I think HE can finally see that the work he is putting in is really having a positive affect and that is priceless.
We are closing in on the finish, and Gabriel has become focussed on the end and much more into reading and not so much the games. This, I think is only because of time, he finishes school late so often we do Easyread later than we would like to. Anyway, I thought that he would want to leave it at the natural -this-is-what-we’ve-been-working-to sort of end, but NO! He would like, and quite categorically, to continue…
I never saw that coming
We are delighted and I am really shocked too, ” ‘Course I wanna keep doing it mum, I’d miss it”.
Isn’t that great!?
We can’t tell you how much this has positively rocked his world. He is not the weakest reader in the class anymore, and his teacher told us this. He is confident and silently proud.
I forgot to mention in the last message that Will is really enjoying the Easyread system and he just informed me that he has even drawn on the trainer text knowledge at school to help with his spelling!
I can already see the confidence growing within him each day when we are completing lessons.
Thank you very much Easyread.
I didn’t anticipate how helpful the pictures for the sounds would actually be. Continually saying “sound it out” when the letter sound combinations can be so different and complex was frustrating for her and me! Now, if she gets stuck on a word I can often say what sound does that combination makes ie oo on the moon, ook with a book etc.
I am a teacher and it is so different to anything I have come across. We had tried all the traditional methods with Grace but she was still struggling. This was helped immensely. I can see such an improvement even in this short period.
I love the daily lesson concept – it is not like reading eggs where you just keep going and going. It allowed us to establish a daily reading routine which was something we were lacking. Now that she is so much more confident and a better reading our casual reading has become so much more enjoyable and less stressful.
Kallie has really benefited from using Easyread such that she now WANTS to read and has started reading by herself whenever she can. This is a huge improvement from where she was when we started.
We would like to thank you for your support and will definitely recommend you to any one else whose child is having difficulties.
We are now on lesson 88 and the improvement in Evan’s reading is amazing. He is now reading with ease and fluency and has no trouble at all reading the books in the Easyread library. He is also starting to read chapter books at home for enjoyment and is easily completing the school reading books.
My mum, who is a primary school teacher and had not heard Evan read since Christmas (we live overseas and are back in the UK for Easter) was also amazed with his progress, and whilst he has not been officially tested again, said she felt his ready ability was now well within his age range.
The school are also very happy with his progress and on his last school report (issued in Feb) he was assessed as ‘achieving’ in literacy. So I am satisfied there is genuine progress and I am sure Easyread is to thank for this!
Hugo’s reading is going really well. The biggest change I have noticed recently is that he has a bigger repertoire of possible pronunciations for a given diagraph / trigraph, so that when he sounds out a difficult word which doesn’t make sense the way he has pronounced it, he can go back and find a different pronunciation until it sounds like a word that makes sense!
His reading of questions in workbooks is also improving so that he can actually understand what is being asked of him in an exercise!
Now he will also read out something on a newspaper or a sign out and about and then look at us and say “Did I just read that? I didn’t even think about it. Wow! is that what it’s like when you read? No wonder you find it so easy!”
The programme has been central to the progress Georgina has made in reading. She sees herself as a reader – and is reading books every night at bed time. I feel that to make further progress now she just needs to read lots and lots and lots! We have so many books at home that have sat on the shelf unread for years – and now Georgina is reading them. It is amazing! Thank you Easy Read for changing our daughter’s life!
Luca is on lesson 170 and has been working so hard in Easyread since we started. I have been so proud of him and have enjoyed seeing his reading develop.
We had parents evening this week so I was intrigued to see what difference it was making at school. His teacher told us his latest test results which as standardised results were 106 for maths and a whopping 118 for Reading. I was in shock when the teacher told me. I asked her for his results from the beginning of the year, they were maths 95 and reading 91! What a leap upwards. Luca said he thought he didn’t do all that well in the test because it felt quite easy! Easyread!
I am so grateful that I found your programme. I can also see that his confidence is developing alongside his reading. So nice to see. I was quite worried about him at the beginning of the year but now I don’t feel I have to.
Can you create easyhandwriting next?
We are delighted with Like’s progress on the Easy Read system.
We feel that he has now reached his age – appropriate reading level and we are sure that this is largely thanks to Easy Read.
Your program has been engaging and fun for Luke and your support for us ( his parents) has been wonderful.
We would love to be able to rate you 5 XXXXX !
We are now happy to discontinue with the program and we ask that no further subscription payments be charged to us.
– L and L
Thanks very much for a wonderful & engaging programme. She’s 3 days in & LOVING the programme. She said tonight ‘I thought this was going to be another boring thing like Bug Club, but I really love this Mum & I’m definitely getting more confident.’
We were lucky enough to start Easyread when my son Dmitry has just turned 6. It was brought to our attention by his teacher that he was several levels behind in his reading and comprehension skills compared to where he should be for a grade 1 student (he is one of the youngest in the class, but nonetheless). I started to search for ways to help him, and that is when I came across the video where David talks about bright kids guessing words. Sounded just like Dmitry. I showed the video to my husband, and we signed up for the trial the next day. We are now about 5 months into the program and have seen great improvement. Not only does Dmitry read age appropriate books with minimal help, he started to read labels at the stores, dialogues in video games and such. Today we got a call from Dmitry’s teacher advising us that he has had another assessment and his reading and comprehension skills are now on par with age standards and he is doing exceptionally well! Truly impressive change in such a short time! We are continuing with Easyread, as he still guesses words at times and I believe improvement will continue. Another benefit of Easyread I noticed was that decoding and sound blending skills are transferrable to another language. Dmitry is regularly exposed to a second language, I tried to teach him reading before but it wasn’t clicking. Tried again about 3 months into Easyread and he is now easily putting sounds into words! Easyread has been easy to follow; it was a bit of a time commitment in the beginning due to parent training but after that 15 minutes a day is all it takes. I do find the lesson goes smoother when Dmitry is not tired but even after a busy day at school we can still find the time and energy to do it. He gets very excited when he gets messages from David and prizes in mail. This has been well worth the money, and such a great help for full time working parents. Thank you Easyread!
Great news. I am seeing an improvement in the fluency of his reading and his ability to decode words he isn’t familiar with. He is also showing more interest in trying to read books, signs, labels etc. Thank you for this support and programme-if it continues to develop his reading as it is and gives him a love of books, I will be forever grateful.
We have finally finished!
She has improved with her reading in the last two months by 5 readers to reach a level 20 which is beyond our expectations and her spelling has improved in her writing but formal spelling test are still an issue. We will take a pause from easy read and see if she continues to improve.
I cant thank your team enough for all she has achieved.
I talked to Hudson about talking a break from easy read and he did not want to take a break. He said it had helped him more than any other program so that was great to hear from him, as I have been very quiet and just encouraging to him so that was the first time I have really talked to him about how he liked it and I was very pleased and excited to hear that he likes it and wants to keep going. He even asked if I would wake him up early this morning to do his reading.
All in all, it is a great struggle for Hudson but I am so proud for his willingness to keep going.
As always, thank you for all your help and understanding. We are hopeful to see some big changes in the coming months. Looking forward to our upcoming lesson
I can not thank Easyread enough just his confidence alone had been amazing and I have seen vast improvement with his fluency and accuracy especially in the last two weeks.
Shes going great! she actually picked up some readers I had from school and read them to me!! First time ever! and she said “I kind of like reading”!!!!!
QUESTION 1) In his free writing, are you seeing fewer spelling mistakes than you were before starting Easyread?
Yes. He still makes plenty of mistakes but there has been a very big improvement. I completely understand what he is trying to write when he does get it wrong too. His mistakes seem like perfectly reasonable mistakes, as I can see why he made them and the word does at least look like it should sound (or close to it). His spelling is definitely improving in his writing.
We have been really impressed with the improvements that Hugo has achieved with the Easyread program. He is now around the middle of the class at school with literacy, and he chooses to read books as a liesure activity. Unfortunately, the demands of school homework have increased this year, and we just can’t manage to commit the time to the program and still keep up with the school requirements, while maintaining a reasonable bedtime.
Thanks again for everything. I will continue to recommend the program to anyone who has a child with difficulty learning to read.
Thank you Sarah.
It was great talking this morning and having human interaction with a provider, rather then just computer based.
I am hopeful this will make a huge difference for Aliya.
I really have seen a huge improvement with her reading. She is now wanting to pick up chapter books and attempts to read them even when she finds it difficult. She loves the computer system as she gets to spend some mummy time where she gets constant praise. Thank you.