The business of reading
Reading can be fun. And learning to read should be fun, too.
That is the goal of Tammy Myers and Kimberly Silverstein, presi- dent and vice president, respectively, of Mrs. Myers Reading Room, a Racine program for kids age 3 to 12, to teach reading skills and encourage a love of reading.
The pair met when Tammy was a speech therapist working with Kimberlys son.
She had this idea to help all kids learn to read, Kimber- ly said about Tammy. So we put our heads together, and she had been thinking about just making a really fun program that appeals to the learning styles of chil- dren of this day and age.
The program uses technology and fast-paced, multi-sensory program to teach reading. Students attend 50 minutes twice a week, and the program is set up in four chapters.
Kids like to be moving, Kimberly said. Its very fast-paced, very fast-moving program. If they make a mistake, they dont have time to dwell on it. Its a really fun, fun program and a fun way to learn to read.
Tammy said the program works, even if students dont even know theyre learning.
Students just think theyre playing, Tammy said. Weve had parents say, I dont know if theyre learning anything because they just tell me they had fun. But the results are tangible. We have students who have jumped up grade levels in reading from our program.
Check out the Business in Front video on Mrs. Myers’ Reading Room.