Many would argue the first 5 years of a child’s life matter the most. The early experiences of a young child shape the course of their lives. The key to unlocking a child’s reading ability starts the day they are born. Beginning on March 23rd, I am offering a self-paced online course called Teaching Kids to Read Ages 0-5. This course is designed to help you raise confident and successful readers from birth.
Teaching Kids to Read Ages 0-5
Giving children a rich literacy environment from the moment they come home from the hospital is crucial. Before they even know what reading is, the reading foundation is built. Therefore, I want you to be armed with the right tools and strategies so you are able to maximize these early and pivotal years.
This course is available internationally so you can access the reading magic from anywhere!
Enrollment is open and the course begins March 23rd! However, if you purchase the course before March 23rd, you will get the early bird discount!
Why is this Course so Important?
A child’s brain is 90% developed by the time they turn 5 years old. So, what must you do in the most important years of your child’s life? This course is going to give you all the tools you need to ensure you have made the most of those crucial first 5 years.
There is no formal reading curriculum in this course. You will not find difficulty applying these strategies. Many other courses require you to have a degree in teaching to understand what they are saying.
There are fancy programs and “reading shortcuts” advertised everywhere. These are practical and effective ways that EVERY parent and care-giver can do every day.
This Teaching Kids to Read Ages 0-5 online course gives children the social/emotional and academic boost they need to excel the rest of their life. The reading magic is in the fundamentals.
What is the Purpose of this Course?
I was inspired to write this Teaching Kids to Read Ages 0-5 course so that every parent and caregiver has the right tools and not just reading gimmicks. My dream is to see every child flourish and find joy in reading and literacy when they begin school.
I designed this course after spending 12 years as a professional educator. My own daughter had just turned 5 years old and went to Kindergarten. As an educator and literacy specialist, I had many students walk into my Kindergarten classroom without many tools or strategies for reading.
The adults in their lives were enthusiastic about education and multiculturalism. However, they simply did not have the right tools or know how to implement them at home.
As a result, it inspired me to teach others how to give a child a solid literacy foundation. I wanted to help others find the same success that I had by guiding children to reading success right from birth.
What am I Going to Get from this Course?
- A how-to guide on encouraging your baby, toddler, or preschooler to have extraordinary reading, writing, speech, listening, and motor skills before they turn 5 years old
- Instructions and techniques on how to create a literacy-rich and diverse environment to instill a love and passion for reading, but also for reading the world.
- A step-by-step guide on how to cultivate speaking, reading, writing, and listening (SWiRL) from 0-5.
- How to use music, multiple languages, art, and play to accelerate reading skills
- A practical guide for how to use whole brain learning as a reading technique
- Strategies and resources for teaching children multiple languages even if you aren’t multilingual
Who is the Target Audience?
- This course is for parents (and soon to be parents) and caregivers of babies, toddlers, and preschoolers (ages 0-5). The step-by-step format is ideal for parents/caregivers who want to give their child a head start in their education.
- This course is taught in English. However, the strategies and tools I will give you can be applied in any language you are teaching the child(ren) in your life.
The 10 lessons including in the course are:
- The Importance of Reading Aloud
- Learning Multiple Languages
- Whole Brain Learning
- Managing a Reading Session
- Pre- Reading Skills
- Beginning Writing
- Beginning Listening
- Beginning Speaking
- Reading the World
- Creating a Reader Friendly Home and Review
Bethany Edwards, an educator specializing on literacy, has created a course to make it easy for parents to raise a reader. Built into her curriculum is the means to create a rich literacy environment because she has curated engaging diversity books that encourage empathy and compassion. This course is designed for kids ages 0 through 5. It’s a gift that keeps on giving. – Mia Wenjen, Co-Founder, Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Author
Give Your Child the World
I am not going to JUST give you the tools for raising readers. I am going to encourage you to read high quality books that are diverse as well as multicultural and inclusive to raise a global citizen as well. Most of all, I will give you practical ways to enrich their academics and their lives.
Additionally, I am going to give the HOW and the WHAT to read so your child can learn to read, while also learning empathy and compassion to become a global citizen. I want your child to literally and figuratively read the world.
Even if you have the most amazing and diverse library in the world at home or in the classroom, you still need the tools and strategies so that a child knows HOW to read them.
This Teaching Kids to Read Ages 0-5 online course is an investment in the future of the child in your care. Furthermore, I am going to help you develop a literacy foundation that is not based on a curriculum or learning style.
You have a choice to make. You can use trial and error to teach kids to read. On the other hand, I will give the exact tools and strategies you need that are guaranteed to work.
Purchase the course before March 23rd for the early bird price!
Bethany has beautifully simplified how to develop a balance so your child is using their brain to its maximum potential. She uses layman’s terms to explain the science behind child brain development. Whole brain learning affects all aspects of a child’s academic success and Bethany has brilliantly connected them in her lesson. – LaSheena Washington, Nurse Practitioner, Health Unit supervisor for U.S. State Department
You can preview the Introduction and Lesson 1: The Importance of Reading Aloud for free right now and there is also a payment plan available!
About Your Instructor
Bethany Edwards is an international Elementary educator and Reading and Literacy Specialist. Bethany Edwards earned her B.A. in Liberal Studies Elementary Education and a Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential in California.
She has an M.A. in Reading and Literacy. She is currently working on her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Management. Bethany has taught in California (USA), Turkmenistan, Egypt, Ukraine, Latvia, and Mauritania.
Bethany has been a professional educator for 12 years with solid background in design and development of educational programs. She has a proven track record in literacy as well as curriculum development.
Her background includes teaching in grades K-8th, Curriculum Coordinator, Literacy Coach, Mentor Teacher, and Reading Specialist.
While working in International Schools, she worked alongside U.S. State Department and USAID on many collaborative educational programs. These included university lectures for teachers as well as seminars and workshops for parents.
Her diverse background facilitated expertise due to teaching family literacy in a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.