Learn to R.E.A.D. with Multisensory Lessons and Activities

Learning to read is one of the biggest milestones for our kids. As homeschool parents, we get the privilege of being there for that breakthrough moment when our child says, “Look, I can read it!” It’s one of my favorite things about the early years of homeschooling. My girls all love books and we enjoy read-alouds together, but there’s just something about being able to read a book independently that really cements that love of reading.

Sometimes, as much as we love books, learning to read isn’t easy.

My youngest (7) has been a struggling reader — until we started using Learn to R.E.A.D. curriculum from The Crafty Classroom! She has begun to thrive because she really looks forward to doing her lessons with this program. It’s a downloadable 36-week curriculum designed to provide multisensory lessons, activities, and games to help with the skills necessary for successful reading.

{Don’t miss the giveaway at the end of this post!}

Alongside reading lots of books together, we have been using these lessons and activities almost daily. She has gained confidence with the “quick wins” she gets with these activities. Because it’s multisensory, she gets to use her creative skills to color, cut, and paste as well. She loves that aspect! One of her favorite activities is the Phonics Bingo game. It has helped her to sound out words, something she struggled with before.

Learn to R.E.A.D.

Learn to R.E.A.D. stands for Ready, Eager, Able, and Determined. I’m a big proponent of not pushing children too early to read so you won’t drain the joy of reading from them. This curriculum backs that up by emphasizing the idea that there’s no rush to read. We want to gain mastery and enjoyment, not just meet numbers on a standardized chart. Remember, that’s one of the advantages of homeschooling!

In addition to Learn to R.E.A.D., there is a companion review set of printable early readers that help kids practice phonics and sight words. These are fun little books that target rhyming words and CVC word families. It’s easy to print what you need when you need it. My daughter likes to add some of her own personality to them by coloring them and putting a sticker on the cover when she finishes reading it to show that she’s mastered that book.

Learn to R.E.A.D. Giveaway

Do you have a little one who is learning to read now? Looking for kindergarten/first grade curriculum to help with that? The Crafty Classroom has generously offered to give away the digital Learn to R.E.A.D. bundle, including the full 36-week curriculum along with the Early Reader review set. That’s a $40 value! Isn’t that awesome? All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below:

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Note: This is a digital product, meaning you will receive a pdf to download and use on your computer or print out.

Find Out More about The Crafty Classroom

I have used literally every product The Crafty Classroom has to offer in their store. It has been a huge blessing to our homeschool. Whether you need Bible lessons or science activities, geography or language arts, The Crafty Classroom has quality resources you can use. I encourage you to visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway above!


Read the review and enter to win the Learn to R.E.A.D. curriculum bundle!

Disclaimer: I received this resource for free for the purpose of review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to give a positive review. No other compensation was received.
Sara (327 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.

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  1. Megan Wilson says

    I love her work! We worked through Letter of the Week this year and I’m currently printing READ. I also have color science, super sequence, maze writer and I feel like something else.
    I just love how easy they are to print and go.

  2. Lisa Fetty says

    This is an awesome giveaway! Thank you for having it. I think your Geo. curriculum looks awesome too!

  3. says

    Thank you for writing an in-depth review of the Learn to READ curriculum.
    The Crafty Classroom is one of my favorite websites for teaching resources. I would love to see planning pages as an additional resource.
    Have a great day! :)

  4. Michelle says

    I love their products. Colorful and well-organized. I plan to use all of their curriculum in my homeschool.

  5. Kayla says

    I like the alphabet curriculum for my 3-year-old and maybe for the baby in a few years. The U.S.A. activity pack looks interesting for my 8 & 10 year olds.

  6. Keri Bernier says

    I literally want to own EVERYTHING by the Crafty Classroom! I love the freebies and look forward to purchasing a number of the resources even if I don’t win the giveaway! All of the freebies I’ve seen and used are so awesome and they are fantastic quality. Thank you for all you do!

  7. Maddy says

    Very engaging! I could really use this in my homeschool. God Bless you and continue to give you witty ideas and inventions because they are a blessing to many…especially me! 😉

  8. May Vang says

    I really like their curriculums and resources. I have already purchase some of them and would love to add this one to it.

  9. Ruth says

    I am really the most excited about the reading curriculum. We are struggling still with teaching my eldest to read. Other than that I would really like to try out the geography curriculum.

  10. Ashley Hoffenberg says

    I’ve been eyeing this curriculum for a while. I’m glad to hear that it has worked well for you. It sounds wonderful! I enjoy the Crafty Classroom is in my Blog feed and I really enjoy the posts and activities available, especially Math and Science resources.

  11. Kimberly says

    Love the Crafty classroom. I’ve been eyeballing the READ curriculum for a little while. Looks like the perfect next step for my daughter. Thanks for the review.

  12. Amanda Trout says

    We love the Crafty Classroom Bible curriculum! We don’t homeschool yet, but it’s a great intro for my 4 year old! I am able to choose which sheets I use and as she grows I can add in the harder sheets. Thank you!!

  13. Sarah H says

    I love the crafty classroom! I have the sequencing pack and my kids love it. And it is great for opening the door into other subjects. I would really love this pack! Thank you!

  14. Stephanie A Rigsby says

    I have been looking at this curriculum for quite some time now. I missed the sale they had and it broke my heart! My two little who are just now starting to read would love this!!

  15. Sabrina says

    What a great idea! I have two kids that already have no trouble reading, one entering pre-k age this year, and a two year old plus a baby on the way. I just started homeschooling this year, and my son was already well on his way to learning to read so I didn’t have to do much with him at that point. This sounds like a great resource.

  16. says

    We used Maze Writer at the beginning of the year with our children. It made learning handwriting so much fun! Even my one-year old enjoyed “writing”. I’ve had my eye on the science curriculum for some time now. I am going to get it when we begin the next semester of our school year.

  17. Ivy R says

    I would love to look at the Learn the USA product as well. We are studying the USA in Geography this year.

  18. Da'Nell Hitz says

    I really enjoyed the preschool BIBLE curriculum and am looking forward to the next step with my daughter :)

  19. Crystal Boedeker says

    I love the USA State to State and would love to see some additional geography books on continents or countries around the world.

  20. Shannon R says

    I’d like to have all of the ABC Bible and the USA State to State. I know my children would love them and definitely benefit from learning in a fun way. Thank you for the giveaway!

  21. Amanda says

    I have been looking at this READ curriculum for awhile and the alphabet curriculum as well. This is a great giveaway!

  22. Jennifer Lill says

    I would love to see additional pages and activities for kids as they get past learning letters and how to read. I love your materials and look forward to seeing what else you create. Great stuff.

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