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Skip and Daisy Learn to Read Review & Giveaway {Closed}


Skip and Daisy Learn to Read is a phonics based reading program consisting of 3 DVDs and 3 workbooks. This program is designed to take beginning readers and turn them into proficient readers within 3-6 months using repetition through sight words, phonics, and sentences. The program is aimed at children in grades K-4.

Why We Like Skip and Daisy

  • The portability of the program is a great benefit in our home. We were able to take a DVD and workbook with us on our two week vacation allowing for maximum learning while on the road and downtime. This was particularly great on the longer portions of traveling. We would put the DVD in our van’s movie playing system and our two youngest boys (3-year-old and 5-year-old) were excited and engaged in the reading lesson the entire time it played.
  • The ability to use multiple approaches in learning. Although the boys enjoy watching the DVD portion of Skip and Daisy, they equally enjoy doing the workbooks as well. Our oldest son is really enjoying the reading and writing portions of the workbook, it is right up his alley.
  • Multiple ages can learn at the same time.Because of the differences in age, my boys are at different reading levels. So while our youngest son (3-year-old) is a beginning reader, our oldest son (5-year-old) is a bit more advanced, they are still both able to enjoy the program on varying levels. And their big sister (7th grader) is also enjoying the boys reading to her from their workbook.
  • Being able to start and stop lessons when needed. Because it is a DVD, you are able to control what is being played. For instance, maybe your child did not quite get one of the new words or sounds, you can just hit the “back” button on the DVD player and the child can seamlessly practice until they are ready to move on. The same goes with being able to stop the lesson and start right back up where you left off. This has been a great feature for our eager learners!
  • Family friendly characters. The boys like that Skip and Daisy are brother and sister (twins). And they really like the fact that Skip wears a superhero costume!

Why I would recommend Skip and Daisy

Simply because it is a solid program to help the beginning reader advance at their pace. It is not a high pressure program, rather it is very relaxed and flexible approach to reading not overloaded with too much work. I have watched my 5-year-old go from beginning reader to reading short chapter books in a matter of 3 months. And to be quite honest, it is our 5-year-old who is the goofiest in our family. While he does love to learn, he is so busy being a boy, sometimes his attention span can be quite short. However, this program has kept him focused and the results are amazing.

Learn More About Skip and Daisy

  • You can find out more about the Learn to Read product as well as other Skip and Daisy products by visiting their website.

Skip and Daisy Learn to Read Giveaway

Would you like to win the set of Learn to Read DVDs and workbooks? TWO Hip Homeschool Moms will win this set from Skip and Daisy! Even if you don’t win, the folks at Skip and Daisy are offering our readers a discount of 10% on any purchase. Just use discount code HHM10 when you order from MilestoneReading.com.

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  1. I agree with Kristina’s comment, anything that will help teaching reading! Love the idea that my 4 year old might also learn some too. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  2. I really like the idea of portability. On those busy days when we have to be on the road, we can easily pop the DVD into the van DVD player and he can watch and be carschooling!!! Love it!!! Thank you for the review, Carlie!

  3. I also like the portability of this product. I have different children at different levels who may benefit from this program. I have never heard of this product before and will do more research. Thanks for the info.

  4. I like so many things about it. The results you had are amazing! I have two wiggly boys too and so I know it’s hard to get them to sit still. I’ll be teaching my youngest son to read this year and I think he would love these!

  5. Just watched some sample lessons from their website. This might prove useful for my youngest daughter who at 6 came from China last year and is having some trouble with enunciation. I’ve been using a well used SIng, Spell,Read and Write that I have used for all 3 of my other kids and she loves the tunes, but with this being so old I’ve been looking for something more updated. Have been disappointed that the SSRW curriculum hasn’t upgraded to DVD’s. So this program might suit our needs to work in conjunction with what I have. Thanks for the write up.

  6. its been a rough road teaching my son to read after 3 girls before (they were easy), im having issues learning how to teach a boy anything, and anything that could help me would be a blessing for him and me, afer all….he deserves the best!!!

  7. I’ve had a rough time teaching my third child. The first two pretty much learned on their own. My littlest, not so much. She’s almost 6 and I think just now starting to be ready to learn to read. I like that this program has both DVD lessons and related workbook pages.

  8. I’m always interested in seeing new approaches to teaching reading. Would love to try it with my Autism Spectrum 6 year old.

  9. My little ones love seeing something on the screen and then being able to interact with something to do with that off screen. If they enjoy a show I will try to find a learning app that features that character. We would love to use Skip and Daisy with both our SN six year old and typically developing younger sons.

  10. We have an 18 and 20 year, so this would be very helpful and portable for our 5 year old as she is learning to read and still following her brothers activities.

  11. I love that my child could learn at their own pace with this program, I have a 4 year old and we are just about to begin our learning to read journey and we havn’t chosen a curriculum yet. This would be great!

  12. I have one child who would love to read well but struggles and another who has the ability to read well, but hates trying. I’m eager to try anything that might help the one and motivate the other!

  13. I think the DVD portion would really appeal to my VERY independent son, age 5. Watching a DVD is something he can do himself and be in total control of. I also think Skips costume would also be a common ground, today George is a pirate!

  14. I love that different ages can enjoy this. I have a almost 4 yr old and almost 2 yr old, this would be a great addition to our family.

  15. My son says that he really wants to read, but the current program that we’re using just isn’t cutting it. Would love to win this one.

  16. That multiple ages and levels can benefit from it so both of my boys can use it. Plus, we can use the program at their pace.

  17. I’m just beginning to teach my son and daughter sight words and they both want to read, but like yours they are 5 and almost 4. This means I need to gear the lessons differently for both. I’m also interested in something we can take with us on the road.

  18. My 6yo is really struggling to “get it”. I’m looking for something that she would think was fun, not know it’s really work, and this fits the bill to a “t”.

  19. Our 5 yo isn’t doing too bad, but we’re hoping to adopt a couple of kiddos this year who are a bit behind. Looks like this could be a great help!!

  20. I am curious to see how my 2 year old and 4 year old could learn to read simultaneously with these books. We have struggled with keeping the younger one occupied while we work on phonics with the older child.

  21. This would be such a blessing, as I have a 4th grader who’s still struggling to read proficiently and a 5 year old who’s just starting to and a 2 year old who loves to be read to, and I have no doubt would enjoy this!!

  22. First… I love the names… Daisy is definitely one of my favorites. I’m currently looking for an alternative/supplement to what we are using for our schooling. This couldn’t have come at a better time.

  23. I like the idea that it’s not for just one type of learner as it expands to more than 1 learning style and the fact that multiple levels can learn together at the same time.

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