Parent Reviews of Easyread

Our most recent reviews:

We have found Anessa’s progress using EasyRead to be phenomenal

We have found Anessa’s progress using EasyRead to be phenomenal and she is now more of an independent reader and this programme has helped her with her music also. She is a lot more confident reader and is reading more to her expected level for her age.

We want to thank you for your programme, and truly believe it has made a huge difference for Anessa’s reading and confidence.

– S

He loved the spy glasses …

He is much more open to learning if it is fun!
He loved the spy glasses btw and said he got them from his “games that he loves” which is your programme =)

– K

She is reading her own books at night for pleasure.

Her teacher has reported that she is using more complex language, and although her spelling is still interesting at times, she is making more attempts to edit her work and is recognizing misspelt words. Her reading fluency is much improved and decoding is becoming second nature. She is much more confident and she is willing to try different vowel sounds until she gets the words correct.

And from a home reading point of view – Hannah is reading her own books at night for pleasure and is taking a lot of pride in reading aloud to us.

So again, Thank You!!

– L

This program has changed reading into an enjoyable process

The support given by Easy Read via training and over the phone is really helpful. This program has changed reading into an enjoyable process for both Molly and and I and we know if we have any questions or problems, there is someone right there to guide us.
Thank-you,

– I

What’s the best thing about Easyread so far?

Seeing his level of engagement and enjoyment. No problem doing his short lesson. He seems proud of how he is getting on. I love to hear him sounding out his words. He would never have done this before for me.

He went from being the disruptive boy to class star!

Ewan has made incredible progress since starting this system not just in his reading but in school life in general. He went from being the disruptive boy in class to class star.
He’s general reading has also improved even just in the sense of never wanting to read even a label to happily reading a chapter book.

– A (Lesson 70)

He has amazed us all… just as you said he would

Dear Sarah and team,
I am writing to request our time with easy read ends. Following the arrival of the helicopters (which is excellent and enjoyed by all in our family) James has been reluctant to continue with the lessons. I think for him the helicopters marked the end of all his hard work and he expressed a wish to finish. As you know I was concerned about this and really wanted to continue as your lessons have been great at engaging James.
I told him we needed to continue with easy read until he was able to transfer to reading books, which we would need to read everyday. He agreed and we bought some Bear Grylls survival stories.
He has amazed us all by reading 3 pages every day and although he reads slowly and steadily each time with fewer guesses and more fluently.
He is extremely pleased with himself too which is great to see.
So thank you to all at easy read I have learnt so much and my beautiful boy can read just as you said he would.
Best wishes
Rachel

She now chooses to read for fun!

Amelie completed her last lesson today and I would like to give approval for her to receive the helicopter.

Both Rick and I are thrilled with Amelie’s progress on Easyread. She now chooses to read for fun which is certainly a huge difference from the little girl who resisted reading before starting the program. She has a great library of books that we have added to over the year, as encouragement for her progress, and she will now stop Easyread and continue to read to us and on her own.

Thank you so much for helping us to encourage a little lifelong reader.

– S

Its been wonderful to see him come so far, so fast.

Monty would love to continue Easyread so we’ll keep going, at least until the end of the year.

Its been wonderful to see him come so far, so fast. From a little boy who struggled with phonics, which seems to be the exclusive method for australian literacy education available here, to a child who is beginning to read for pleasure, choosing his own books at the library and off the shelves at home. He’s been counting down his last few Easyread lessons, with tears in his eyes this morning, as it was the last one.

So thank you and your team so much.We’ll be happy to continue for the time being.

– K

My husband and I cannot believe the progress that Molly has made in just a short time.

I just wanted to say that my husband and I cannot believe the progress that Molly has made in just a short time. Today Molly sat and read a 110 page chapter book cover to cover in about 3 hours. Reading quite a lot of it out loud with great fluency and next to no mistakes, sounding out complex words when needed. What a difference.

She was a child that was barely decoding, for whom reading the words was hard enough, let alone comprehending them. She is at the reading level expected for her age according to school, but we just really felt such a lack of change in the past two years with fluency and comprehension and still guessing and mixing up easy words, that I saw the ad for Easy Read, read up on it, it all made so much sense that we gave it a shot.

She loves it, the results after only 20 lessons are already apparent. I have got more of the series of the book she just finished and loved to really improve her confidence. Can’t wait to see what the results will be at the end of the course.

Thank you.

– I (Lesson 20)

Teacher sees remarkable improvement!

I spoke to Ryan’s teacher today and she mentioned that she has noticed a remarkable improvement in Ryan’s reading and decoding. She wants me to get her more information on the program you have for schools so that she can know how to help other children in Ryan’s class with the same reading challenges!

The only thing we tried that didn’t cause stress!

Thank you so much for designing such a great system, it was the only thing we tried that didn’t leave Lacey stressed out, and feeling defeated.
She has come on so much and I have no doubts that is down to this system. As a home educator I speak to lots of other families within them Home-Ed community and always recommend your product when a child is struggling with reading.

Thank you very very much for helping my daughter…

Thank you very very much for helping my daughter, Taara, become a better reader. The teacher at her school has indicated that next year she will be in line with her grade level and in fact, put into a slightly tougher reading class.

She has a lot more to read now through her school program. As a result, we are finding she has less and less need for Easyread.

Please cancel her account.

Thank you again for all that the system has done for bringing her up to her current reading level!

– M

She is 10 so I was concerned she might think it was to babyish…

Q – What have you liked best about the system so far?
A – Molly’s eagerness to do the lessons everyday. She is 10 so I was concerned she might think it was to babyish or that it would feel like more homework, but she loves it and asks to do it. I am already seeing her sound out words in the games and in other reading which she never did before. The parent training is invaluable and so helpful and the constant contact is excellent as even though we are in Australia I feel you are at hand to help anytime we need it. Thank-you!

– I

“I’m learning to read Mummy, I’m actually learning to read!”

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!!

– V

Harriet has started reading to herself in the evening before bedtime …

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)

Thanks for all your support and training help.

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.

– R

To say we are proud is a understatement.

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.

– M

We can’t tell you how much this has positively rocked his world.

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.

– P

I can already see the confidence growing within him…

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.

– K

I am a teacher and it is so different to anything I have come across…

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.

– K

She now WANTS to read and has started reading by herself whenever she can.

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.

– K

Simply amazing …

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!

Did I just read that? Wow!

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!”

– C