"This series needs to be on the radar for all parents, educators, and children's medical practitioners."
"Listened to this podcast then read the book. Wow! This is a book that I would highly recommend as a book study for any parent group or in B.Ed. It is such an easy read but jammed packed with info most wouldn't know unless on the SofR learning journey."
"Thank you Faith for continuing to help children of all ages not only improve their reading but come to enjoy it, and thank you for helping parents find the words they need to advocate for the child.”
"I've been a Reading Specialist for 10+ years and I wish I would've given this book to every one of my parents. There are no words to describe how practical this text is. It is written in an extremely relatable way and it just. makes. sense. I've read a LOT of texts on the science of reading(Moats, Birsch, Tolman, etc) and this text has moved up to the top of the list to give to parents. I just bought copies for every one I know with kids under 5. Literally, everyone of them. Its full of helpful tips and practical activities. Please buy this book. You can read it in an afternoon and it will change your life.
"Concise, well written, informative essentials on reading development for all...
This is a MUST READ for all parents and stakeholders in regards to reading. Author, Faith Borkowsky, has a unique talent for explaining the reading process in a down to earth manner that is easy to piece together for anyone who wants to understand the factors involved in becoming a skilled reader. The book provides important tips on: red flags, speech and reading connections, how to help promote reading skill development, components essential to effective reading instruction plus more .. her book provides a true guide that everyone concerned about struggling readers should read in order to become well informed and meaningfully participate in educational planning."
"Thank you. Your book breaks down so many complex issues into a light, easy read. It’s perfect for busy, overwhelmed parents/teachers and way more effective than me rambling at them & sending a million articles. (I still do.) I send this book to friends to help them advocate for their children."
"Faith's passion pours into her work and the way she crafts this series is in a way that is easy to read. You will not feel the complexity of literacy development in this book, rather you will leave with ideas, answers, and fuel to provide additional support for your developing reader(s). I believe this book is appropriate for anyone working with children to grow in their ability to read, but particularly an amazing resource for parents. You will not be disappointed in her work!" .
"This is such a great book filled with loads of important information! It really captured what our child went through! If only I would have known is what I constantly say about our son. If only the professionals we had in our lives would have known… we would have gotten his dyslexia diagnosis earlier and had better interventions younger! This book makes understanding the need for explicit, structured literacy easy. I have bought several copies and given them as gifts to teachers & the pediatrician! This book is concise and was written in a very parent-friendly manner. I highly recommend it!!"
"The most truth I've ever seen in one place!...
Every parent, pediatrician, school teacher, librarian, and every other person on this planet that CAN read SHOULD read this. With simple terms and easy explanations everyone can actively join the conversation on what appropriate reading instruction is for ALL students."
"If only I would have known about this book before my kids were born."