Homeschooling with Foundations

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Foundations is a complete Phonics, Reading, Handwriting, and Spelling program for ages 4-7 that takes children from non-readers to independent readers over the course of four engaging and multi-sensory levels of language arts instruction.

In one complete curriculum, Foundations interweaves:
  • Phonemic awareness
  • Linguistically accurate phonics
  • Fluency development
  • Vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension
  • Logical and consistent spelling rules
  • Handwriting
  • Games children love
  • Creative projects
  • Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic, and Verbal learning activities
Lets you teach the way your children learn

Four levels and rich variety of optional activities enable parents to tailor the pacing and the individual lessons to their children's abilities, interests, and needs. Most families teach the four levels over the course of 2-3 years, choosing the pacing that works best for their children.

Activities and games in each lesson keep young learners listening, moving, watching, speaking, and thinking, and a carefully designed progression helps children build a strong foundation for reading and then build upon it as they follow the five strands of reading through the curriculum.

"The progress in my son's reading and writing abilities since we began using Foundations is truly unbelievable. He has gone from a very reluctant, struggling reader to a confident and happy learner. The lessons are well-paced, engaging, and so full of activities and fun that he doesn't notice how much he is learning—but I do."
Elisa St. Clair, homeschool parent

Parent-friendly design

The activities and games in Foundations work well one-on-one and in groups, making it an ideal program for homeschoolers. A comprehensive teacher's manual makes preparation and instruction simple and allows parents to learn alongside their children as they teach.


"Today while playing a reading game my son was giggling and said, 'This is awesome!' Foundations has made teaching easy and fun. I wish I'd had this program when teaching my other kids!"
Jonie Arends, homeschool parent

Parents love Foundations because it is effective, thorough, and easy to teach.

Students love it because it is so much fun!


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