LIHU‘E — A Kaua‘i start-up, Reading Wave, is giving away two sets of movement- and play-based reading lessons on Tuesday, May 12. The digital e-books are available to download for free on their website, ReadingWave.com, for anyone with kids ages 3 to 8.
Families with multiple children can use the same material for preschoolers to third graders.
“We want to give families fun methods of teaching reading and language arts to help their kids prepare for next school year, especially after the challenges at the end of this year,” said Jade Moss, Publisher of Reading Wave.
The free reading lessons include screen-free reading games, original stories set in Kaua‘i, and printable workbooks. The e-books can be downloaded onto a computer, a tablet, or a smartphone.
The “Jump Into Summer Freebie” is Reading Wave’s way of kicking off Reading Is Fun Week, the second week of May. The reading lessons celebrate fun with Move and Play Reading Games to get children jumping, running, throwing, hopping, and doing other activities not typically associated with reading.
“I went to school in the 90’s. I think back to sitting at a desk, watching the teacher at the front of the classroom, and doing work or reading at our desks. As parents, that’s what we know, but that’s not the best way kids learn and we should approach it differently at home,” said Moss.
The reading games use physical movement, common toys and household items to teach letter sounds and words.
Visit ReadingWave.com on Tuesday to download the two multilevel sets for free.