Foundational Reading

Reading is the foundational basis of all future learning! When we ask what it takes to learn to read, we know that beginning readers must understand the sound structure of their language. In our sessions, we will learn and put into practice that words are made up of smaller sounds, and apply the sounds to words in appropriate level texts in order to decode and blend the sounds we have learned.

While mastering phonetic skills is an important component of reading fluency, vocabulary, knowledge, and comprehension, are other key components we'll focus on in learning to read fluently and with understanding. For example, kids will learn to be active in their reading by internalizing specific reading strategies used before, during, and after they read such as making predictions, drawing connections and inferences, leveraging imagery, developing empathy, and drawing conclusions.

One of my goals is to build upon and accelerate the reading instruction that your child is receiving in school so that your child will read fluently with enthusiasm, reflection, and excellent comprehension. Another important goal is to instill a positive and confident culture of reading within your child's heart and mind. Children who feel confident regarding their ability to read love to read! And, children who view reading as fun and important become lifelong readers and learners! - Teacher Carmel

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We LOVED everything about Grasshopper! The customer service experience was exceptional! I felt like so much intentionality was taken to ensure that the activity would be both age appropriate and fun for my kids. Our experience leader was so easy going and chatted with the kids during the experience, and really took the time to engage and get to know them. We are definitely going to be using Grasshopper again! Thank you!
Mandi B.
Grasshopper offered my daughter an opportunity to learn in a vibrant, fun setting that was continuously customized for her attention span and interests. Her Grasshopper teacher was fun, engaging and supremely personable. She took the time to get to know my daughter before diving into anything. I felt more than comfortable leaving my daughter in such capable hands…and love that she truly learned some new things from the experience. We will be using Grasshopper regularly to broaden her horizons and expose her to new concepts in a safe and compelling way. The icing on the cake is that the experience took place in our home, at a time that was convenient for us!
Lauren G.
Our Grasshopper experience was amazing! I have four very curious kids at different ages with different interests, and the experience had all four of them engaged the whole time. Also, as an educator, I was very impressed with how the teacher led the program. She obviously knew what she was doing, and the minute she left, my kids were asking for another experience.
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