When I was first asked to review the Little Champion Reader 3-in-1 reading system I wasn’t so sure about it. I was sure that it worked well, but with Nick only being 2.5 I wasn’t sure if it would do anything for him. I also wasn’t sure if the learning DVDs would hold his attention. Still I thought about what a great edge it could give him if it worked, so I decided to give it a try.
What is the Little Champion Reader
The Little Champion Reader is a 3-in-1 reading system. It takes all the different reading systems that are out there and combines them to create a truly effective learning tool. It teaches Phonics, Sight Word Memorization, and Whole Language all at the same time. Each of those three parts are very important when it comes to learning how to read, and having the three combined is what makes this system so powerful.
The reading system uses a combination of DVDs, books, flash cards, and worksheets. Each level has three different DVDs that teach the lessons. I know many people don’t like the idea of having their children watch TV, but the creators of this system recognized that a large number of children today do watch TV and that it is an effective learn from it. The lessons are mostly animated and are very colorful. They were certainly made with children in mind.
The system is aimed at kids as young as 3 months up to kids as old as 7 years. The system teaches 800+ words, 250+ phrases, and 250+ sentences. It is designed to help children advance naturally from reading words, to phrases, to sentences which helps develop reading fluency and the ability to read independently.
What we Think of the Little Champion Reader
Nick and I have been reviewing the reading system for a month now, and honestly I can’t say enough good things about it. Nick was interested in it from the moment it arrived. I told him we were going to teach him to read and he was so excited that you would have thought we were going to buy him his own toy store! He asks to watch the DVDs all the time. I never force him to watch any of them, or to read the books. He just loves to do it.
Here’s a video I took of Nick watching one of the DVDs. This was actually the very first day we had it. I didn’t do any more than put the DVD in. He repeated the words all on his own.
Nick certainly isn’t reading on his own yet, not that I expected that at 2.5, but I’m noticing a change in how he interacts with books. He’s getting to the point where he can repeat stories. He thinks he’s reading and the joy and excitement it brings to his face is amazing for me. He’s starting to show signs of picking out a few small words like “no” and that just blows my mind. I have a feeling that he’s going to be beyond prepared for reading by the time he starts school, and I can’t tell you what a relief that is to me. I know schools near us that make kindergarteners go to summer school because they’re behind on reading. Now as a language arts major I agree that reading is VERY important, but making kids lose their summer time is just going to make them hate reading. We want to instill a love for reading in our children. Half of the battle is getting them to read.
Purchase Your Own Little Champion Reader
I can honestly say that I feel that the Little Champion Reader is a good investment for your child. The Little Champion Reader System contains:
- 9 Program DVDs
- 15 Sliding Flashcards
- 15 Phonics Books
- 3 Blank Dry-Erase Cards
- Dry Erase Pen
- Bonus Worksheet DVD
The system is worth $390.99, but you can buy it right now for $149.99. I have a special code to share with my readers too! If you use the code ROCK10 at check out than you can save an extra $10 on your purchase! As an added bonus shipping is FREE!
Want to try the Little Champion Reader out, but don’t feel you can afford it right now? Then enter my giveaway! One lucky U.S. resident will get to win the entire reading system! Good luck!