If Your Child Needs Reading Help, Enter for a Free $620 Reading Program!

barefoot boy and girl reading in a canoe

THIS OFFER HAS BEEN CONCLUDED. Congratulations to the three families who won!

Does your child need extra help in reading?

Would you like to get him or her some real live help this summer from a very experienced reading teacher?

Now’s your chance! Win a one-month package worth $620! Enter by making a comment below about why you hope to win the free pass for your child.

I realize that nobody wants to “label” their child, so feel free to use initials only. That way your privacy is preserved, and so is your child’s. But please be sure that your email address is correct!

For example:

One parent wrote: I am really hoping to win for my son. He is in 3rd grade and can’t really read at all.

Another wrote: My child reads and it sounds okay. But she doesn’t know the story when she’s done. She’s 9.

That’s it! Pretty easy, isn’t it? πŸ˜€

Spelling and punctuation don’t count a bit, so don’t worry about that. I just want to make sure that the names pulled out of the pot actually do need a reading teacher for their children.

Although the kids enjoy the technology we use, it’s not a program for kids who are doing fine in reading. (I’m hoping folks will respect that.)

Three winners will be drawn from a hat and announced on Wednesday, June 15, 2011.

Don’t worry. Your email will not be visible, and will never be shared with anyone else. Not ever.

Best of luck, and I can’t wait to meet our three new students!

P.S. If you win, we will provide the software you need at no cost to you!

THIS OFFER HAS BEEN CONCLUDED. Congratulations to the three families who won!

32 Responses to “If Your Child Needs Reading Help, Enter for a Free $620 Reading Program!”

Read below or add a comment...

  1. Stacy says:

    Hello, you are offering such a great gift. My daughter loves to read but she makes up her own stories when she doesn’t know the words. She is in the first grade and reading at or slightly below kindergarten level. She has problems blending and sounding out words. She is getting extra reading help in school and just got glasses for reading but I haven’t seen improvement yet. We read every night together but she gets so stressed when I ask her to read to me so when she does I just continue to read to her. I just don’t know what else to do.

    Stacy

  2. Gladeexa says:

    You are being a great help for the kiddos.. Thanks for setting a program like this..

  3. ducati56 says:

    They knew how to get me extra help when I needed it and I had at, a different times, tutors in French, math and science. I also had a mother who required us to read and then sit down and talk about the story with us… | πŸ˜›

  4. Nessie says:

    I want my daughter to be able to love and enjoy reading like I do without feeling slow. Thank you.

    • Paula Lee Bright says:

      Thank you so much for visiting my reading site. I hope I can give you some help or ideas for your daughter if you need them.

      Does she feel slow about her reading? Can you tell me her grade and age? Do you want to tell me a little bit more about her reading situation?

      No pressure. I just wanted to let you know I’d be glad to talk about this with you, if you’d like to. πŸ™‚

  5. rain0506 says:

    They need to be guided, parents should guide their children and sit and read with their children before going to bed in this way they will be more eager to read than to surf the internet.

  6. bonejobee says:

    reading and comprehension is like a mount Everest for children, they will have a very hard time going over it if we don’t help them! i’m really interested on that program for reading proficiency for children! what is the name of your program?! is it a qualified educator’s program?!

    • Paula says:

      It’s not a program. It’s me teaching the children, 1-on-1, and working in a concentrated and well-thought-out way on their personal difficulties. Every lesson is different for every child. πŸ™‚

  7. Paula says:

    You’re right, Amelia, about kids loving the internet! I disagree though about not wanting to learn to read because of it. To do the really cool and awesome things online, you need to read.

    I’ve actually seen kids with reading issues almost teach themselves because of their intense desire to play a certain game or another.

    So many books are digital now, too, that they love reading those. I still believe that both kinds of books are extremely important. Thanks for coming by. πŸ™‚

  8. ameliaReed says:

    Nowadays kids are more exposed with technology, internet and others that they sometimes don’t want to read because they don’t want to sit and read a boring books. They need to be guided, parents should guide their children and sit and read with their children before going to bed in this way they will be more eager to read than to surf the internet.

  9. Li says:

    My son is 13 and daughter 11, they have been read a lots books, but their reading and writing still very poor. What I can help them?

    • Paula Lee Bright says:

      Hi, Li, I’ve emailed you with a couple of questions. I look forward to hearing back from you! πŸ™‚

  10. Amanda Alvarez says:

    My little brother is 7 and is really having trouble reading. we are such a big family that my mom and i need to work all the time. There is no one able to spend enough time reading with him so he could get better at it. Please help me to help him get better at reading.

  11. Courtney White says:

    My son is 5 and is just beginning to read. He is such a quick learner that I thought it would be nice for him to get a head start in learning to read. This sounds like the perfect opportunity.

  12. Pat says:

    My daughter is 11 and just finished the 5th grade. She really likes to read, but the sounding out is her biggest problem. This would be a wonderful addition to help her move ahead.

  13. Melissa Begley says:

    My child is going to the 9th grade…her reading level is 7.8 after 4 years of school tutoring…her comprehension is lower than that…this program would be a great help!

    • Paula says:

      Samantha, thank you so much for spreading the word. Mommy groups are some of my biggest supporters!

    • Paula says:

      Melissa, I wish you so much luck. That’s a long time to wait and hope for tutoring to take effect.

      Good luck in the drawing!

  14. This is such an amazing opportunity, Paula! =) Thank you for this contest — it’s one of the most valuable ones I’ve seen yet. I’m part of a mommy group and will make sure to share it with all of them! =)

  15. Reading unlocks so many doors. Wonderful thing you are involved in here. As a child, I was fortunate to be surrounded by teachers – my mother, uncle, grandmother. They knew how to get me extra help when I needed it and I had at, a different times, tutors in French, math and science. I also had a mother who required us to read and then sit down and talk about the story with us…and major boundaries on television. Let me repeat…MAJOR boundaries of no TV time!

    • Paula says:

      Tambre, you are so kind to have dropped by. I agree. Boundaries on television are so very important.

      Even more important, and I’m glad you had it, is time with mom, dad, caretaker, relative, or other person who would play and read with the child. I think TV is often used as a babysitter, but it’s no replacement for live interaction, is it? Thanks again!

  16. Paula, what a gift you are offering, the opportunity to make reading a pleasure rather than a painful experience. My son struggled a great deal with reading, he had tutoring and I spent hours working through specific programmes to help him read. Unfortunately reading was always a chore to him and he never picked up a book for pleasure. If you can give that gift to some other child that would be a special day indeed.
    Will spread the word…good luck

    • Paula says:

      Thank you so much, Maureen! I am hoping your son found some happiness with reading later in life. I’d like to hear more about his difficulties some day. Maybe you could teach me something more that I need to know. Thanks for spreading the word, kiddo!

  17. Suzanne Pell says:

    My daughter just graduated from 4th grade. She is right or barely at reading level, she can read but still has a bit of a problem comprehending what she just read. I love to read myself and I want my daughter to be able to love and enjoy reading like I do without feeling slow. Thank you.

    • Paula says:

      I understand totally. Reading is such a joy that it makes us sad to think of children who don’t find the love.

      Good luck, Suzanne!

  18. Sad in this day and age the need but fully support the campaign. Books are such a treasure and wonderful world of so many adventures – real and pretend. And how can you be on the internet if you can’t read.

    • Paula says:

      Roberta! So very kind of you to come see what I’m up to. You’re right. Reading is the best thing we can give a child. Thanks again. πŸ™‚

Please Leave A Comment...

*