Reading Unlocked gives your child the skills they need to read confidently and fluently.
Its Simplified Phonics™ system teaches your child to decode words. This simple approach is much better than guessing or memorizing words.
Phonics has been proven to be the most effective way to teach reading. Reading Unlocked introduces high frequency words early to enable children to start reading from the first lesson.
It uses a multi-sensory approach. Children read, write and speak. They learn to read quickly and easily.
In fact, your child could go from not being able to read to a reading age of 7½ in just 4 months.
Reading Unlocked is an online program that works on any computer or tablet, you just need access to the internet.
The lessons are carefully designed to make sure your child experiences success, every day.
With four starting levels, Reading Unlocked is suitable for beginner and early readers.
It’s calm and distraction free, so it's perfect for all children, including those with additional needs.
Taking only 15 minutes, it’s quick and easy for you and your child.
To finish, there’s a poem at the end of every lesson for you and your child to read together.
What a great way for your child to learn to read
Our Simplified Phonics™ system teaches your child to blend letter sounds into words.
To start with they learn simple words with 3 sounds and 3 letters like cat or dog. Next it's words with 4 sounds and 4 letters like frog or jump. After this, its words with 3 sounds but 4 letters like goat or rain, before finally moving on to multi-syllable words like baboon and monkey.
Phonological awareness is hearing the sounds in words; hearing that goat contains 3 sounds (g-oa-t) and it's key to be able to read and decode new words.
We provide lots of great exercises for children to develop this skill. Things like: Can you identify the first sound in a word? The last sound in a word? Can you hear the difference between ship and sheep
Abstract words are notions, concepts, and things that can't readily be observed by your five senses. Words like the, and, was. We put them into sentences, to make them easier to understand and remember.
Right from the start, each lesson finishes with a poem for you to share with your child. Words that your child can read are highlighted in red.
As they go through the lessons, your child will start to read more and more of each poem. This develops confidence in reading as they can see how much they can actually read.