Reading Enrichment

At Bright Spot we recognize the growing need for preschoolers to transition into their elementary years with fundamental reading skills. The staff at Bright Spot is dedicated to giving every child a head start to becoming strong, independent, fluent readers. The reading enrichment program at Bright Spot provides the necessary skills your child needs to transition to the elementary years with ease. Every child learns at their own pace and in their own way. All reading enrichment instruction is multisensory and incorporates auditory, visual, tactile and gross motor activities. Every child will learn through this program because attention is paid to each child's learning style within a group setting. Kinesthetic instruction set to music and games keeps children interested and engaged while acquiring new beginning reader skills. The latest methods in multisensory instruction and hands-on manipulatives enhance each lesson and give children the opportunity to listen, touch, see and play their way to reading. Today's child tends to be very active and the reading enrichment program teaches children that reading is fun and engaging. Through reading enrichment it is our mission to provide an environment which nurtures the skills and love for reading that is so vital to success in school today.

Enroll your child in Bright Spot reading enrichment today and see their interest in reading grow along with their beginning reader skills. For more information on the reading enrichment program, please contact Chris Heininger, Reading Enrichment Coordinator and Teacher, at 215-808-2623.

Kinderfun (2 classes per week) - This class is for children enrolled in the Kindergarten or Pre-Kindergarten class at Bright Spot. Kinderfun is 45 minutes of instruction time that includes focus on letter-to-sound and sound-to-letter recognition, letter formation/writing, beginning, middle and end sound recognition and beginning reader words, sentences, and beginning comprehension techniques. All instruction is multisensory and incorporates auditory, visual, tactile and gross motor activities. Children learn using manipulatives and some of the latest techniques in multisensory instruction. This class prepares children for their move to Kindergarten or first grade in the coming year.

Romp and Read (1 class per week) - This class is for children enrolled in the 4-year old, 3-day program at Bright Spot. In Romp and Read the 45 minutes of instruction time includes letter-to-sound and sound-to-letter recognition, letter formation, and beginning reader words. Multisensory techniques and gross motor movement is woven into each lesson to provide an active learning environment for your child. Children stay engaged in various activities while learning the fundamentals of reading. Music, games and activities provide the framework for Romp and Read class. This class prepares your child for the move to Bright Spot Kindergarten or Kindergarten in a brand new school.

Play to Learn (1 class per week) - This class is for children enrolled in the Bright Spot 3-year old, 2 day program. Play to Learn class is 45 minutes of play-based instruction. This "informal" setting enables children to benefit from kinesthetic instruction set to music and games. Focus is on letter and sound recognition that is the foundation for beginning to read. All instruction is multisensory and incorporates auditory, visual, tactile and gross motor activities. This class prepares children for the Bright Spot 3-day program and Romp and Read reading enrichment class.