10 Proven Lessons to Get Your Child Reading Before First Grade

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Have you ever wondered why we wait until first grade to get our children reading? Before age six, children have enormous capacities for learning. Yet, some struggle to learn and others take to it rather easily.

With the step-by-step, guided instruction from Ucan Courses, you can give your child the advantage of a lifetime. This proven method for teaching your child to read by first grade is getting attention. It gives kids a running start, boosts confidence, and eliminates that overwhelming feeling so many have on the first day of school. Importantly, it puts the parent in the driver’s seat: All you need is 10 minutes a day for 15 days!Meet Shelana

Shelana is a first-grade teacher with more than 20 years of experience. She’s also a wife, mother, and grandmother. And, she can be your Ucan coach, guiding you in teaching your child to read.

Why Parents Love Ucan Kids

It’s fun, easy, and goes at the child’s own pace. It can also be used by nannies or grandparents. It gets results. The program builds skills in comprehension and retention – essential for young learners. It will have your child reading – and understanding – full sentences by first grade!

People who use Ucan Kids tend to be:

  • College-focused parents with an eye on Harvard who want to give their child every advantage.
  • Beginner parents who benefit from Shelana’s proven methods for teaching kids.
  • Busy parents who find that 10 minutes of paired and shared learning creates a special bond that reinforces learning.
  • Homeschooling parents who use the program as a foundation for learning.
  • Parents of a child with learning challenges who will benefit from early attention.

As you give your child all the advantages of this remarkable methodology for learning to read, you’ll get super parenting tips and tons of support, games and tools to download, and the joy that comes when you see your child reading, retaining, and comprehending words. For children everywhere, education really is the future. Once your child has discovered the magic of reading, a whole world of learning awaits.

Get started now: Sign up for the free 10 Step Cheat Sheet here, after which you’ll get three free training videos.

Don’t want to waste time? As part of this limited time offer, you can begin immediately by enrolling in the full online course. You’ll still receive the cheat sheet, the free training videos, and all the bonus educational tools. Learn more here.



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  1. Shakeia Rieux says:

    This would be great for my youngest niece who will be 4 this year,

  2. Shakeia Rieux says:

    This would be great for my youngest niece who will be 4 this year.

  3. Reading is so important and opens your mind and heart in so many ways. I remember the first books each one of my children read through by themselves; such an amazing feeling!

  4. I’m a teacher, and so grateful that parents are taking the time to develop their child’s reading skills. It’s a necessary tool that kids need to master for later success.

  5. Cassandra D says:

    Thank you for the information. My little cousin would benefit from this information.

  6. Maryann D. says:

    Parents will appreciate getting advice and needed help for a head start to reading for their children. It will make it much easier when they start school with less stress.

  7. (10 Proven Lessons to Get Your Child Reading Before First Grade) We started reading to our five year old grandson at a very early age. That child loves books and goes with Mom or Dad to the library at least once a week.

  8. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Making reading enjoyable for your children can go a long way in making them life-long readers. Good reading skills can help in their education since so much of the information they need to learn comes from books. I’m happy my girls all love to read (and one has even written several novels herself)

  9. Sandy Klocinski says:

    It’s awesome when a child learns to read before he/she even starts school. Thanks for sharing. I read to my daughter every day.

  10. Maryann D. says:

    What a super feeling to know your child is reading by first grade. This is a super program.

  11. I downloaded your cheat sheet with very helpful tips and will give it to my granddaughter also. She will be able to use it for my great-granddaughter Milah who is 18 months old. Thank you!

  12. Christina moore says:

    Great tips, I will share this with my granddaughter

  13. Jennifer Sagan says:

    Such A great idea. All 3 of my girls love to read.

  14. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Reading is one of the most important things a child can learn. My daughter was reading signs on the highway when she was 4 years old! The confidence that comes from doing something well is priceless

  15. Karen Propes says:

    Reading is so important, we have always brought books in the kids’ lives early. Thanks for sharing. This will help my Grandson as he is starting school in a few years.

  16. Great idea

  17. Maryann D. says:

    This online course does sound fantastic for children and a super head start to reading!

  18. Shakeia Rieux says:

    These are great tips, and will be very helpful!

  19. kathy pease says:

    I will have to show this post to my daughter for my granddaughter.

  20. Holly Thomas says:

    This is a great idea!

  21. Jodi Hunter says:

    Thanks for this incredible offer.

  22. I’ve never heard of this program but sounds good for parents with younger kids. Our daughter was reading before kindergarden. I read to her every night practically since she was born. We read signs, food items, etc.

  23. Sandy Klocinski says:

    Thanks for sharing. This is the first I’ve heard of this. Reading is so important!

  24. Francine Anchondo says:

    Thanks for the info.

  25. Antoinette M says:

    Very interesting…I’ve never heard of this program.

  26. Sandra Lee says:

    Great article!

  27. Cassandra D says:

    Thank you for the information.

  28. Dorothy Boucher says:

    Thank you for sharing this information and your ideas, I think its important to start teaching and start reading to your little ones early.

  29. These are great tips! I want to make sure when we have a baby they are reading as soon as possible! Reading is crazy important in our life!

  30. Good program.once my kids learned to read they never stopped they love reading now

  31. Sara Tarver says:

    Great article!

  32. Marisela Zuniga says:

    Thank you for sharing these great tips

  33. KIM BOOKJUNKIE says:

    I so badly wish I had seen this article BEFORE my son started elementary school!!!

  34. Laurel cole says:

    Great article, we all can fill our lives with knowledge through reading.

  35. Cynthia C says:

    Anything that gets books into the hands of kids is a good thing.

  36. Thank you for all of the wonderful comments. I am touched and so grateful.
    I designed this course because my middle child struggled during her first grade integration.
    In no way does this course replace first grade; it is there to build confidence, creativity, focus, vocabulary, comprehension, better writing skills, reduce stress and anxiety.

    As Toni Seese commented, the course will provide quality time between parent and child without the need for any phones, tablets and fancy apps.

    I am here to help. If you have any questions feel free to email me on shelana@ucancourses.com

  37. Maryann D. says:

    I was certainly happy when I did see my child reading, retaining, and comprehending words.

  38. Interesting article! Thanks for sharing it!

  39. Another thing is to read to your child every day and to let them see you reading at other times.

  40. Very important that they be well rounded

  41. Marisela Zuniga says:

    Thank you for the great tips

  42. Dorothy Boucher says:

    I believe everyone should start reading as soon as they can, teach them while they are young.

  43. Dorothy Boucher says:

    I really enjoyed reading this, I think its so important to start reading to your children at a young age.

  44. Michelle Hahn says:

    What an inspiration.

  45. Maryann D. says:

    It is wonderful when your child is learning to read and comprehend. It is a big milestone for sure.

  46. Reading will teach your children history and science.

  47. Reading is so important for children and helps parents to bond with them.

  48. Sounds encouraging and positive for children and reading! Thumbs up!

  49. I read a lot and when my grandkids were little I read to them way early. After awhile I would test them and say the wrong words and they would tell me “that not what happened Grandma, it said they went out to play for awhile. Kids can learn more the earlier you start them off.”

  50. Linda Szymoniak says:

    Children learn by example and the best way to get them to want to read is for them to see their parents (and siblings, etc.) read. Having a parent or someone else sit down with them and read to them really helps, too. I grew up loving books and all three of my daughters were reading before they started kindergarten and they are all lovers of books. One of them has even written several novels of her own!


    This is great information; very useful! Thanks for sharing!

  52. This is a very informative article

  53. Dorothy Boucher says:

    This is wonderful, I think its so important to start teaching your children early, get them to read.

  54. Jeane Campbell says:

    I’m a retired school librarian and kids learning to read early is essential

  55. Maryann D. says:

    I do think this proven method for teaching your child to read by first grade sounds very interesting!

  56. Reading with your kids is so important!

  57. Wish they had it when my kids were younger

  58. I’m gonna passthis infooff to my daughter

  59. I think reading is so important my son I think hates reading. I tried starting him at a young age but he wasn’t having it. These are some help ful resources.

  60. Cathy French says:

    This is fantastic. Reading should be a great outlet and learning tool as well.

  61. Gwendolyn Jordan says:

    Sounds great for kids learning to read

  62. Julie Waldron says:

    I love this! I read to our daughter’s a lot when they were little, now they’re both in their 20’s and are avid readers. I think it’s so important to start reading to your children from a very young age.

  63. monique s says:

    Reading is so important and i have heard that that is the key to your child being able to understand and onboard information in general

  64. sheila ressel says:

    Sounds like a wonderful program and a great way to give your child a leg up in school. Sounds like a great confidence builder as well.

  65. rochelle haynes says:

    sounds nice looking good

  66. Maryann D. says:

    Ucan Courses does sound like a terrific program. Children are learning to read much quicker now then when I was in school.

  67. Reading, retaining, comprehending words, I am a strong believer in reading.

  68. Sounds great! I like that Shelana has so much teaching experience!

  69. Marisela Zuniga says:

    I love reading to my 3 year old! he loves getting new books, I’m hoping he will love to read once he gets older

  70. Donna L Holder says:

    you cant rush babies like that. its not natural

    • Hi Donna,

      Thank you for your message.

      I never said you need to start teaching babies to read. My course is aimed at 4-6+ year olds who are ready to start the process of learning to read.

      My course encourages parents to help their children learn to read in a safe, happy and relaxed environment, going at their child’s pace.

      If you would like to learn more about my course, please follow the link below and have a look at my FREE Cheat Sheet:

  71. Nancy Burgess says:

    This is a great reading program so important to learn to read.

  72. All great points! Thanks for sharing!

  73. Thanks for sharing this information.

  74. We try and read a book before bed each day. It really helps build kids vocabulary and knowledge!

  75. Reading books is so important for children. It’s getting lost for them because of video games and smartphones. That needs to change quickly.

  76. Sounds like a wonderful program to help children with the foundations of reading!

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