Online Reading Literacy Program For K 4 Level At-Risk Students Released

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Draper Utah based Teach Your Kids has released Reading Head Start, an online reading program designed to help K 4 students and younger with reading difficulties. The program teaches kids as young as 2 years old to read.

Teach Your Kids in Draper, Utah has launched an online reading program Reading Head Start on how to help K 4 students and younger with reading difficulties. The program is geared towards kids aged 2-9 years of age.

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According to program co-creator, Dr. Robert Needlman, children with reading difficulties will encounter problems beyond being able to read. They will also find difficulty in spelling, vocabulary and comprehension. Driven by his passion for early reading literacy, Needlman released a video to help K 4 grade level kids and younger to learn to read.

According to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), which monitors the educational progress of students in the United States, only 66% of 4th grade students met or exceeded the lowest reading literacy standards in 2019. This means that over 30% of the nation’s 4th graders are not meeting the lowest standard measured by the NAEP.

Studies show that being a confident reader in 1st and 2nd grade is critical to overall academic success. “Literacy really is the cornerstone on which all of education is built. That means that if we want children to be successful, we have to begin early”, says Dr. Needlman.

To begin the early reading learning process, Dr. Needlman suggests reading to toddlers at home to establish not only their emotional development, but the development of early language and literacy. Reading to them often, prepares them for reading basic words by the time they are 3-4 years old.

With the Reading Head Start program, kids will benefit from increased levels of vocabulary, longer attention span and gain a broader knowledge chain. Reading well will also open up opportunities in expanding knowledge of cultural references and exposure to greater diversity of thought.

Moreover, reading widens the imagination and increases empathy. It improves overall confidence and bolsters a more positive attitude towards learning. Not only will reading give kids academic success in school, but will also give them improved economic opportunities in the future.

More information about Reading Head Start is available at or by visiting the aforementioned website.