Homeschool Made Easy: Learning to Read

Oli Kids Co. Now Offering Phonics Programs for Struggling Readers

Oli Kids Co. can help you learn how to teach your child to read. With our homeschooling program, educational games, and learn to read books, your child will have the best start on their reading journey.

If it is time for your child to start learning how to read, Oli Kids Co. has the tools to help them understand:

Print Awareness

Our whimsical storybooks teach children that written language holds significance. Therefore, they gradually grasp that the various squiggles and lines they see on a page symbolize complete words and sentences. In particular, this realization marks an essential step towards becoming proficient readers.

Phonological Awareness

This ability revolves around comprehending the sounds, known as phonemes, that constitute spoken words. Then, children develop the capacity to recognize and play with individual sounds, which includes identifying rhymes and alliteration. 

Letter Recognition

Children learn to identify and name the letters of the alphabet.

Letter-Sound Correspondence

Once children recognize letters, they associate each letter with its corresponding sound or phoneme. For instance, they learn that ‘A’ makes the /a/ sound.


Children learn to blend individual letter sounds together to form words. For example, they learn to blend the sounds /h/, /a/, /m/ to read the word “ham.”


Our Phonics Programs for Struggling Readers

Phonics is a method of teaching reading that focuses on the relationship between letters (graphemes) and the sounds (phonemes) that they represent in spoken language. Phonics instruction is a vital component of early reading education. It provides children with the tools to read and decode words independently, a crucial step towards becoming proficient readers. Our phonics programs for struggling readers will help your child learn:

  1. Identifying the relationship between each letter and the sounds they can represent.
  2. Blending individual letter sounds to form recognizable words. For example, combining the sounds /h/, /a/, /m/ to read the word “ham.”
  3. Segmenting words down into individual sounds. For instance, the word “ham” breaks down into the sounds /h/, /a/, and /m/.
  4. Recognizing word families or groups of words that share the same phonetic pattern. For instance, words like “ham,” “jam,” and “Sam” are part of the “-am” word family.