First Reader is “User-Friendly.” This means it is easy for the child and the teacher to use. First Reader is Child-Friendly. It is written especially for children before they enter school. That’s why it uses big print and many words selected for children. Children who learn what is in this book will be able to read – and will have started on the road to a good education. They will fulfill today’s Number One National Education Goal: “Every child should start school ready to learn.” Nothing will give a child such a sense of achievement – earned self-esteem! – as mastering the skill of unlocking sounds and syllables so he can read words, then sentences, then a story, and then a book. It is important to use First Reader before the child is taught wrong habits, such as pretending to “read” by looking at pictures, guessing what is in the text or memorizing a story. First Reader is also Teacher-Friendly. The teacher does not have to study a lot of instructions because this book is written in a logical and straightforward way. You will be surprised at how little time it takes to teach a child to read. It can easily be accomplished even by a mother or father employed fulltime outside of the home. First Reader exclusively uses the time-tested method of using phonics to learn how to read.