- Little Reader is a software built especially for children from 4 months old.
- With you, as a parent and your little child in mind, we develop software to help your child pick new language easy and fast in only 5 minutes practice and play every day.
- Our software based on early learning methods that developed by the best early education specialist in the world like Glenn Doman.
- We created 260 lessons for one year with more than 3000 words, sentences, video clips, voices… to give your child head start with our variety of languages.
- Our lessons include:
- Picture Flash
- Pattern Phonics™
- Sight Words or Word Flash
- Word Split
- Story Time
The Little Reader 1-year curriculum is designed for beginner readers, so your child is likely to be familiar with many of the words that are included. However:
- The English curriculum alone shows over 2,300 words in 234 Categories, from single words, to couplets, phrases, sentences, and stories, and so there are likely to be many more words that your child will not be familiar with.
- The curriculum also lays down a strong foundation for learning phonics with the Pattern Phonics™ lessons, making sure your child learns the essential skill of being able to sound out new words he/she has never seen before. The color-coding function that comes with Little Reader also helps your child start to see words in their constituent parts (such as in different syllables, or even broken up into consonants, vowels and blends).
- Even for words with which your child is already familiar, Little Reader can be set to show the words in upper case and even custom fonts (such as cursive fonts), ensuring your child has a better grasp of all the different ways that words may appear in everyday life.
- Little Reader’s library is infinitely expandable! Not only can you customize your child’s lessons to include words particular to your culture or locality, you can also download literally thousands more files from our online download library, many of which are for advanced readers, even teaching encyclopedic knowledge. The vast majority of these files can be downloaded for free, and the others are premium files which require loyalty points that can be purchased or earned for free through forum activity.
- Little Reader is also commonly used to teach foreign languages, and there are already over a thousand foreign language files in Brillkids online download library. We also have the Little Reader curriculum available in Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and Chinese.
Whether or not Little Reader is appropriate for your child is not so much to do with age, but your child’s reading ability. You can start using Little Reader as early as 4-6 months, but many parents are also using it on much older children, especially when introducing a foreign language. Note that different children react differently to Little Reader at different ages. Some don’t pay attention when they are 1, but they suddenly take a big interest when they turn 2, and vice versa. All kids are different!
Firstly, our strong advice is NOT to focus on results.
Focusing on results tends to bring about negative emotions such as anxiety and disappointment, which will be picked up by your child.
Instead, treat lesson time as a time for bonding with your child. The aim is to expose your child to reading and to have fun while doing so, thereby giving him a joyful and loving experience. Keeping a bonding-focused mindset will make you a much more effective teacher, and you are also likely to find that your child learning to read is a very pleasant side-effect.
Having said that, it is very difficult to say when you would start to notice that a child has started to remember words. All children are different and develop at a different pace. A lot also depends on when you start and how much your child is enjoying the lessons.
Some parents who started early (eg., at 5 months) started noticing that their child can recognize some words as early as 9 months. Some parents who started later (eg., at 2 years) notice this even after 1 month. Some parents have reported that their children never showed any signs of learning for many months, until suddenly one day they read out words that they see in the street.
Whatever the case, always remember that this is not a race! Any exposure to reading that you give to your child during the early years will already be verybeneficial.
The main reason you should teach your baby to read is because it’s so much fun! Almost all babies love learning to read – all the more so when colorful pictures and funny sound effects are involved!
The other reason you should teach your baby to read is because reading is one of the most important life skills. The easiest time to learn to read is in the first few years of life. Children who learn to read at a young age tend to adore books and reading in general. Being able to read fluently before age five also makes the transition to school that bit easier.
- To get technical support for your BrillKids software, just visit our Online Support Help Desk and fill in the contact form to submit a support ticket.
- Write us to our mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to provide us as much information as possible about the issue. Usually, a step by step description of what happens during the error, any error messages that pop-up and screenshots will help us greatly in trying to figure out what the problem really is.
Please also give us the following information:
- What program are you having problems with? (Little Reader, Little Math, Little Musician, Little Reader Touch, etc.)
- What operating system are you running? Windows XP (please give us the exact service pack or SP you are running), Vista, or 7, kindly also specify if your system is 32 or 64-bit.
- Did you get an error message? If yes, what exactly did it say? (Send us a screenshot if possible).
If your child is not interested in his Little Reader lessons – or indeed, shows a negative reaction to Little Reader – stop using the program for the time being. Your child may be attaining another important developmental milestone (learning to crawl, learning to walk, teething), or it may be that he is adjusting to a change in routine (you have moved house, your child has changed schools).
It is also important that you learn how to “prepare your child” for his lessons – this means that you have the responsibility – like any other teacher – to pique his interest by building up to the lesson, asking him if “he wants to learn about animals” or perhaps “want to see different colors” or “play while learning on the computer.” There are various ways of doing this, but all of them depend on the creativity of the parent.
Although Little Reader has been proven successful for children who start even at 6 months, children show varying degrees of interest for different things at different stages, so also do take this into account. Whatever it is that is making your child unreceptive, put Little Reader aside for now, and give it another try in a month or two. Keep doing this until your child does show an interest – and you may find that your child will end up liking Little Reader!
While it is better for there to be a gap between Session 1 and Session 2, it might be possible for you to show the sessions back to back. If your child is eager for more after Session 1, you can try showing Session 2. However, as Session 2 contains the same words as Session 1, it might be more fun for your child to see personalized words or words from her favorite categories. The choice is yours.
It would be appropriate to repeat the same session if your child has particularly enjoyed that session. The end of a session is also an excellent time to show your child his personalized lessons and any categories he is particularly fond of. Use your intuition, and don’t be afraid to show your child the same lessons over and over. As long as he is enjoying it, you are doing the right thing!
As soon as you notice your child’s attention wander – a telltale sign would be a couple of glances away from the screen – stop the session. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t reached the end. It’s much more important that your child enjoys learning to read, and looks forward to her lessons.
Little Reader automatically keeps track of whether you have played a lesson, or partially played a lesson. You will see a green completion marker next to a lesson you have played in entirety, and a half-filled completion marker next to a lesson you have started but not finished.
When you press Next Lesson, Little Reader will automatically play the session following the last session you fully completed.