Parent Reviews of Easyread
Our most recent reviews:
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.
Her teachers have been amazed at the progress she has made in reading and in her writing and I was informed on Friday that her reading has been assessed and she is now proudly a ‘free’ reader… she has worked so hard and we are so proud of her and more importantly she is proud of herself!
Thank you so much this programme has been amazing and so well put together. It has helped Isla enjoy the love for reading and given her the confidence from reading a menu in a restaurant to snuggling down enjoying a good book before bed time!
Good morning! I would like to cancel our subscription. I realize we were just charged for another month, but I didn’t want to stop before Elise finished her book, “Grace’s House.” She finished it this morning and was so proud of herself. She has worked hard for the past year and with the help of Easyread, she has made some real progress. We especially liked the brief 15 minute sessions.This has been a valuable program for Elise and we are grateful for the gains she has made in her reading. Thank you.
I just had parent teacher conference and his teacher had his reading tests from when he started 2nd grade. He was at a kindergarten level. Right now he is almost to 3rd grade level. He was very excited to show me his progress because he knows how hard Tanner works at home on his reading.
I’m so glad we found Easyread! I looked at numerous other programs and even tried one in-person program, but none seem to measure up to what you offer. You have a wonderful product with lots of diverse and motivating activities for struggling readers and lots of support for the adults who guide them.
I just love the course, and love the education provided to parents and teachers on reasons for reading difficulties, strategies to overcome them, and training on how to use the course. I truly appreciate the customer service and encouragement you provide via message, phone, and video lessons. I never felt that we were left hanging without assistance, suggestions, answers. The code words are wonderfully motivating. The games are much better than I ever thought they would be when we started – even I wanted to play them! What a fun way to target skills and monitor progress. I like the tables and graphic progress tracking. for those of us with data brains, it really helps to be able to see results over time.
Thank you so much for sending through the helicopter, it is working fine and Alfie is really enjoying it.
I also wanted to thank you for our time on the system. It has been a great experience. Alfie is now reading really fluently, and most importantly, he has a system for working out the words, rather than just guessing. He is much keener to read and we are starting to build up his confidence to do that more autonomously.
The system itself is great, but equally we have valued the time from everyone who has supported us through the email and skype support. It has made the world of difference to me to actually be guided on how to help and support Alfie best and also the knowledge that someone is available to answer questions and address concerns has been invaluable.
So thank you very much for all your support and please pass on our thanks to the rest of the team too.
We wish you all the very best in the future.
My husband and I would like to sincerely thank all of you at Easyread from the bottom of our hearts. We are so impressed with the whole program and all of your tireless efforts to help struggling children to read. We couldn’t be more grateful to you for all the progress Axl has made over the last seven months. We have and will continue to promote the program to teachers and friends.
Thank you for all your help! Daniel’s reading has come on massively in the past 5 months, I’d be scared to think we could still be struggling like we were last year had we not taken on the EasyRead system!