ABC Read was born of necessity, as so many homeschool-friendly products are. Barbara Knobloch or “Babs”, began to develop a learning program when she found out that her daughter was 1-1/2 years behind grade level in reading. Barbara knew that phonics was the best way to teach reading and the ABC Read products are all phonics-based. As Barbara developed her ideas more fully, her husband began to add his artistic skill to the mix and voila! what eventually led to the ABC Read flash card idea was born!
This artistic addition has also made ABC Read’s products highly successful in helping dyslexic people learn to read or improve their reading. The custom pictures which Mr. Knobloch created for each phonetic sound added an extra visual medium of learning to the aural medium already present. Dyslexic learners can relate the sounds with the pictures and the total participation keeps the dyslexic person focused. There are memory games, instant feedback, and 20 tests to help the dyslexic or reading challenged student accomplish the goal of excellent reading. In addition to these mentioned, ABC Read uses many different learning approaches so that anyone with a learning difficulty can find ways that work for him/her to master reading. When using the DVD program, the user can repeat a lesson as many times as s/he wishes until a concept is actually grasped and learned.
ABC Read offers a unique package of three elements that will help anyone — child or adult — learn how to read English. The package is a complete reading program consisting of three hours of recorded lessons on DVD or VHS; a list of 1650+ words which contains 90% of our daily spoken and written words and an audio tape of the 1650+ words, providing a reading and spelling review. ABC Read also offers Reading Flash Cards – an entire set of 320 cards or subsets of different reading concepts available individually, such as homonyms, prefixes, consonant blends, final or silent “e”, the alphabet and more. These cards are on 100 weight paper, printed on one side only, available in two sizes – the “classroom” size, 8 x 11 (for wall display) and hand-held size (most popular with homeschoolers) 8 x 5.
The Knoblochs keep their products reasonably priced so that virtually anyone who needs them can obtain them. The ABC Read line is perfect for homeschoolers, since it is designed to encourage parent teaching, even for a non-homeschooled child, but simply for the family that wishes to develop a child’s reading ability without waiting for the school to do it. The ABC Read products also include free shipping to anywhere. Since the full set of flash cards weighs in at over 7 pounds, this is quite a generous perk on the part of the Knoblochs! Do you have a student who needs help with reading? Do you know an adult who didn’t quite master reading as a youngster? Then please look into the ABC Read line of products for the help they need.