Who needs Early Words?
Anyone at the beginning stage of learning to read may benefit from Early Words. Both children from four and a half years of age and adults have used the programme successfully to launch into literacy.
Typical Early Words users are Junior School children, such as New Entrants, to give them a head start into literacy. Other users include low progress readers, learners with special needs and readers who can read the words but not fluently. Early Words has also been successfully taught by parents to many four and a half year olds prior to school entry to prepare them for reading success.
Early Words can be particularly valuable for learners who are learning English as an additional language, whether as a child or an adult, because of the simple repetitive sentence structures and step by step progression.