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Why It Works

As educators (and moms), Lynn and Sara have over 50 years of combined experience in early childhood education. Their philosophy is to be adaptive to the varied needs of their students in order to help them be motivated and excited about reading.

In their quest to develop the most effective reading program, they recognized a lack of resources that combined the methods of word patterns, word families and color coding into one cohesive tool.

To fill this void, they conceived the Rhyme to Read program. 

The success of their program is rooted in simplicity. Young readers only need to recognize letters and letter-sound connections. Budding readers start with book one in the series, and as they advance through the books, previous word families are reinforced while they learn new ones.

Because of its cumulative format, students build a strong literacy foundation, directly impacting their ability to be successful as they advance in reading levels.

Rhyme to Read is available in three formats:

  • as a digital download for reading on your laptop or mobile device
  • as a hard copy printed from the digital download
  • as an iPad app with the entire series of books featuring an audio reader of the word families


Onset Rime 

The "onset" is the initial phonological unit of any word (e.g. c in cat) and the term "rime" refers to the string of letters that follow, usually a vowel and final consonants (e.g. at in cat).