While it may be tedious at times and not very flashy, this is an inexpensive way to introduce your little ones to phonics based reading. I've used this with all 5 of my children. Each was independently reading readers by 4 years of age. Some more fluently than others, but the phonics based system worked for all of them eventually. A story and cartoon picture mark the end of each lesson. This was incentive for our young children; I'm not sure it has the pizazz an older child might expect.
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