eyeQ Phonics Review
I was so pleased with the results I experienced using the eyeQ™ speed reading program for myself that I wanted try eyeQ™ Phonics by Infinite Mind with my three children who are just starting to learn to read.
eyeQ™ Phonics is a comprehensive phonics program that is excellent for even the earliest pre-readers. In fact, my three year old son who has shown no prior interest in his sibling’s (they are ages 4 and 6) other reading program begs to be included in their weekly eyeQ™ Phonics lessons.
Designed for children ages 3-7, the eyeQ™ Phonics program promises to “use a multi-sensory approach, incorporating visual, musical, motor, and analytical exercises to learn correct reading fundamentals and achieve phonetic awareness.”
Learning to read with this program happens in three specific steps that start with the child learning the letters and sounds. This program thoroughly engages my children with music, games and object lessons. It is an excellent starting point for the earliest learners like my 3 and 4 year olds. They look forward to singing and learning at every lesson.
The next step is learning to sound out words and I wish you could have seen my daughter’s face when she read her first words “Pam” and “Hat”….it was truly priceless to see her face beaming with pride.
The third step is learning to read books which can begin in up to three and ½ weeks after starting the program. This program includes 3 blue pre-reading eyeQ™ books, 10 blue phonics eyeQ™ readers, 10 orange readers and 10 more challenging red phonics readers. My son enjoys reading these books independently and there is a nice discussion at the end of each book with suggested comprehension questions.
I started this program by watching the instructional DVD that provides an excellent overview of the program and let me know exactly what to expect. After reading the Letter Lesson Instructions we were ready to start with lesson one n the manual. The lesson manual is very user friendly and I like that it incorporates songs, stories and alphabet letter cards and even fun pop-out letter pieces that have cute characters that my children just love to use. We also use the student workbook that is helping to build my children’s confidence when they are able to complete a review in the book by themselves or with my help.
We use the eyeQ™ Phonics program for 20 minutes per day, 3 times a week as recommended and we are currently at varying levels for each of my children based upon their abilities. I see definite improvements in their pre-reading and reading skills and most importantly this program gives them a boost of self confidence in the knowledge that they will soon be reading books by themselves. My husband recently observed the children and I completing a lesson together and he said that he found it quite impressive because he didn’t realize that the younger two were already starting to sound out simple words.
If you are searching for a phonics program for your children then I highly recommend the eyeQ™ Phonics Program. You can learn more about eyeQ™ Phonics or purchase this affordable system by visiting the Infinite Minds website.
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*I did not receive any financial compensation for this review, though I did review a sample of the product for evaluation purposes. The opinions are based only on my experiences with the product.*