Meet 3-Year-Old Ben: A Hooked on Phonics Success Story
October 26, 2015
While reading through the messages on the Hooked on Phonics Facebook page this morning, I came across this one from Lindsey about her 3-year-old son, Ben, who can read CHAPTER BOOKS. Yes, you read that right! Lindsey graciously agreed to let me share her Hooked on Phonics success story and this adorable video with you.
“I just wanted to let you know what an amazing program you have. My son successfully completed your Hooked on Phonics Pre-K through Second Grade Learn to Read program at 2 years old, just over one year ago. This program was so fun for my son, with learning the alphabet and letter sounds up to learning to read, with the program’s easy and straightforward progression.
“I started reading to my son from birth and he has loved reading ever since. His love of reading encouraged me to invest in this product and teach him to read shortly after he turned 1. He is now 3. He still loves to read and can read for hours all by himself, anything from simple books to beginning chapter books. I love watching his imagination expand as he reads aloud, smiling and learning. Thank you for a wonderful product that parents and children can share to learn and bond at an early age.
“Here are a few pictures of him reading and a short video. His name is Ben and he turned 3 in July. He finished the second grade learn to read in September 2014. Again thank you for such an amazing product.”
I want to thank Lindsey for sharing her son’s incredible success—and for allowing Hooked on Phonics to help guide him along his journey (and he’s only 3!). It’s stories like these that keep us going year after year. I applaud Lindsey (and all parents) for reading aloud to their children right from birth and for teaching them to love reading. To me, this is one of the greatest gifts we, as parents, can give to our kids.
If you would like to share your story, along with photos or a video, of your child’s reading success story, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.