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Learning Dynamics Reading System- Teach Your Child to Read

Reading is a foundation for learning

As I have watched my 5 children, now ages 6-19, go through school, I see that reading is the foundation for learning. If a child doesn’t read fluently and comprehend what they’ve read, they will struggle all their years in school. Tests they take, instructions for those tests and other assignments, spelling, math, english, science, all require reading.

Oh how I wish that I knew about Learning Dynamics years ago.  I put my now 7th grader through a different, very expensive program when he was 11. We expected, and were told, that he would develop skills to help him read and comprehend better. The only result was that he seemed to gain a little more confidence. He still struggles with anything that requires reading.  I continue to wish we could go back to preschool age with him and do a few things differently.  I believe that if I had Learning Dynamics when he was little, it could have changed some things for him.

What is Learning Dynamics?

Learning Dynamics is a system that has been developed over 30 years to help children read successfully. In fact, they guarantee that your child will be reading within a month or your money back.  They have taught and tested this system over and over again with children of all degrees of capability and gotten excellent results, over 98% success rate. When only 32% of the nation’s fourth-graders performed at or above grade level, something has got to change.

For years Learning Dynamics has been a private school in Utah and some school districts outside of Utah.  Now they are opening it to the public!!

A wonderful part of Learning Dynamics is that you don’t have to spend a ton of time doing it.  If your schedule is as crazy as mine, you will surely appreciate this. All it takes is 15 minutes a day, 3 days a week. Check out this video and tell me if you don’t relate in some way. HAHA, it cracks me up!

First your child will learn 8 letters and their sounds beginning with letter M. Then they will learn to blend those letter sounds. After blending they are given a book with ONLY those letters in it.  This is one of the many ways that this system is different from what they will do in kindergarten. You continue this through the whole alphabet, introducing over 50 books to your child. PLUS as it teaches all of the letter-sounds, it helps children develop language and comprehension skills through activities that teach sequencing, rhyming, classification, same/different, and opposites.

“Learning Dynamics Reading methodology is effective in holding the attention of beginning readers and makes reading instruction feel similar to play time.”

— Bonnie Grossen, Ph.D. University of Oregon

The Learning Dynamics kit contains:

  • TEACHING MANUAL: Lesson manual that guides you step-by-step while teaching your child in 15 minutes or less every other day.
  • OVER 50 BOOKS: Designed to progress with your child at their pace. When they read a book, they add it to their very own library.
  • PERSONAL LIBRARY: Your child builds their confidence as they fill their own library with books that they have earned one book at a time.
  • ACTIVITIES & WORKBOOKS: Fun activities and coloring book that reinforce the concepts learned.
  • MUSIC & SONGS: CD that teaches and reinforce important letters, sounds, and concepts through music.

Our experience

I noticed this year in my child’s kindergarten class, after they learned letters and sounds,  they were given a little book to read but it contained words that confused him, like the word “said”. From the reading rules he was taught, he could not sound this word out.

I went to the library in hopes that I could find a book with sight words my son was learning and I was frustrated because I found simple books with sight words but they also had hard words, like “welcome”,  that discouraged my child.  When we started doing Learning Dynamics a few months ago my child was thrilled when he got to read his own book all by himself.  Being in the middle of the school year, he already knew his letters and sounds. So I just had him review the letters with the flashcards, along with some of the worksheets that went along with the letters-just for fun. He really enjoyed that. After reviewing them, I let him read the books that come after those letters.  I even had my, below grade level, 4th grader be a part of “teaching” his little brother, giving him a little practice.

In this picture he’s laughing at the hen pecking the horse’s bum

I can’t tell you how amazing my kindergartner felt reading on his own.  He was so thrilled that he could read all the words on his own by blending the sounds together with his “motor mouth”. He was so proud to have his own books and had to put them in a bag to carry around everywhere.  We went to a school band performance and he brought his bag of books because he would ,”be bored while I wait for it to start”. Usually he begs to bring his tablet, but since he was so excited about his books, he chose those instead. HECK YES!

I regularly go to the school to help with testing and other things the teachers need help with. I noticed with my child that just the blending technique they use in Learning Dynamics helped him tremendously with sounding out and reading words.  His confidence skyrocketed! I have to admit though, that life got super insane (even for that 15 minutes, 3 times a week).  I couldn’t be consistent with the reading program so we took a break.  This week is the last week of school, so I’m excited to add Learning Dynamics to our summer reading schedule and get back on track. Summer is the perfect time to do it, without all the other homework that school brings and it will help keep him on track for first grade. When he went in for his end of year testing his teacher said he did very well and was able to read her all the things on the test. Today I got back his end of year test results and he is above grade level on his reading!!

 

You wanna try it?

If you are a homeschooling mom of children 4-7, a preschool teacher, a mom who does a preschool co-op or just a mom that feels her child is struggling, I recommend you give this a try.

I am so excited because right now they have their learning system on sale for $149 (normally $199) PLUS if you use the code: SEETHEHAPPY, you can get an additional 15% off, making it $126.65. What a steal! This is nothing compared to the thousands I spent trying to help my struggling child later in life.

For more information on Learning Dynamics and to buy your own set check out their website https://4weekstoread.com And don’t forget to use your 15%off code:SEETHEHAPPY

Good luck to all of you and your little readers!!

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19 thoughts on “Learning Dynamics Reading System- Teach Your Child to Read

  1. Kay West

    This looks like such a great program! I feel like everything is just getting better and better for the next generations. (I would have died for a pair of princess heels growing up! 😉
    I believe reading is so valuable. I believe it is what will help mold the future generations. Lov ethis post! Thanks for sharing such a valuable resource!

    1. Meg Post author

      YES! And right now they have it on sale even further to $99 making it 5 payments of $25 but if you use my code: seethehappy , at checkout, you can get an additional 15% off- making it $84.15!! SO SO worth it. I spent $3,000 on a program for an older child later in life and wish SO BAD I had known about this program when he was young. I feel that starting when they’re young is so important.

  2. Maydi

    I am so interested in this. My son starts kindergarten next week so I wish I would have seen this earlier but do you think it would help him in school. He knows his letters but we struggle with blending sounds.

    1. Meg Post author

      I love this program and think it can definitely help with blending. The way they teach blending is so much better than what my kids would do at school. If your son already knows his letters, you can review as you like with the first part of the program and then you can skip to the parts where they blend letters. The books are so good as well and focus on the letters taught rather than throwing in words that confuse them. I would buy it just to have the books. I just found out today that they have lowered the price again to $99 then if you use my code seethehappy you can get an additional 15% off that. Such a great deal!!

    1. Meg Post author

      When one of my boys was in 4th grade I put him through the Brain Works program. The people were really nice but we just didn’t see results like we were told could happen. He gained a little confidence but still his test scores are extremely low. I was really disappointed. I feel like if I had Learning Dynamics when he was preschool age, that it could have made a huge difference for him.

    1. Meg Post author

      Heather, I am so sorry you have a struggling 10 year old. When my son who really struggles was 10, I put him through a very expensive program and it didn’t help much with his reading. So I know how hard it is to see them struggle with school. What the people at Learning Dynamics suggest for older kids is to have them teach the program to younger kids. I believe it can help, but at this age I just don’t know for sure what kind of results you would get. It definitely would be a cheaper option than what I did and really couldn’t hurt to try. Just be sure to be consistent if you do try it. I wish you the best as you find what works for your child.

    1. Meg Post author

      Valetie, I keep telling them they need to create a program for older kids. They do say, “In the event of an older child looking to learn, we often use them as a “reading tutor,” and they can learn by going through the process with the younger child.” Good luck! I hope you find something that works for your child. School will go so much smoother if they can read and comprehend well.

    1. Meg Post author

      Michael, good question! I don’t know much about dyslexia but the owners of this program are very knowledgeable. I would think they would know, as they have used it for special needs children. You could ask through their website https://4weekstoread.com/ on the bottom right there is a button to message them. Good Luck!! I hope this helps.

  3. Peggy rentz

    I have a two year old son who is around older adults every day ( me- mom-42, dad-63, Grumps- grandpa- -67 , and BeBe- grandma- 72 ) so we never speak to him in baby talk and he does everything we do – ex: fix the toilet with grumps, bike stuff with dad & grumps , read with me and BeBe, we never say you are you are too young or you can’t . So he says words that amaze me know that I have no idea where he learned it but of course he cannot read. I want him to be ready for school and be ahead of the game .he also does mother morning out 2 days a week from 9:15-1:15 . He also he’s 39 mins a day on tablet broken up over 2 different times where he plays educational games, sorry giving all the background to help with answer ! 😊 But my question is is he too young for this program yet ?? His birthday is April 2016 ? I don’t want to him to hate reading , because he is frustrated because we are starting to early !
    I LOVE to read and hope he will too ! Honestly What do you think ???

    1. Meg Post author

      Peggy, I would say give it a try. It sounds like he might thrive on something like this. It starts out very simple. If you see that it begins to stress him out then pull back and hold off for a bit. you can always pick up where you left off and move forward with the program. As his mom I think you would be able to feel what he needs. But I would say with all the educational stuff he does already, this would be a great addition. You could make it part of your mother morning time. It only takes 15 min every other day.

    1. Meg Post author

      Julie, I don’t think so but I could be wrong. When I met with the CEO he made it sound like this is what it has been called forever and they came up with the program through their own research. It is a great program though!

    1. Meg Post author

      FIOR, I’m not sure if you are asking if this would work for your child or if you are telling us that it worked for your child. If you are asking, then I think it is worth a try. It is extremely basic so if he already knows his letters and sounds then skip on to the next part where they starts blending sounds. Although, It wouldn’t hurt to start at the beginning and learn the fun songs and do the cute activities. I would do this before spending thousands on other programs. If you are telling us that it worked for your 7 year old then YAHOO!! Way to go.

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