Although there are many homeschool reading programs that help parents learn how to teach their children to read, this is a review of a program that was developed by a dad who taught his children to read at a very young age. Parents shouldn't should make it a goal to have their children reading early, but if the child is ready and the program is solid, then the parent should spend time working with their child.
This is basically an ebook along with audios and print outs that were developed by Jim Yang who taught his children to read when they were 2. He did lots of research and seems to have a balanced approach.
Check out this video below for the full explanation of how this program works complete with video of 2 year old reading!
The lessons and steps can take as much time as the parent wants. There is no timeline, just steps that help move your child towards reading on their own. The author encourages parents to use 3-5 minutes 2-3 times a day. This program doesn't take much time each day and doesn't require the child to have a very long attention span either.
When looking at homeschool reading programs like this one where 2 year olds learned how to read, parents can be skeptical that students are being forced into something that is beyond their ability.
Mr. Yang has simply laid out what he used with his children and put it into a format that any parent can pick up and use. Mr. Yang might or might not be a homeschool parent, but this program certainly ranks up there with some of my favorite programs on how to teach children to read.