TO THE "MOM" OF TV'S BRADY BUNCH
We were so encouraged to recently receive an email about our Free Online Phonics Program from Florence Henderson, the most recognized Mom in TV History, spokesperson for many nationally known products and host of her own television talk show.
I wish to congratulate you on a wonderful and worthwhile idea.
I would like to let you know that I think being able to read is the greatest gift of all. I came from a very large and poor family, and reading was always such a joy. I think that if you can read, you are never lonely and you can learn anything. I believe it is the most important tool you can have in your life, and I try to spread my love of reading around.
This past summer I had the pleasure of participating in the People Magazine Storytellers program at Target stores, where I read to young people. It was a wonderful experience, and so much fun to share my love of reading with others.
I wish you all the luck in the world.
Here is a letter we received at the end of this summer from a mother who has a teenage daughter and a five year old son. She desired that both of them have the opportunity to be solidly founded in the basics of phonics. She is serious about using our course and refuses to let anything stop them.
Jenny, Chad and I have just finished week one of your phonics course. I taught the first lesson to both and then every day after Jenny repeated what was to be done with her brother. She had fun playing teacher and Chad enjoyed having a different teacher. They did very well with this and I have started on Lesson two this week. I printed the lesson out so Jenny would have time to study what games and songs she would do before actually doing them.
Chad has enjoyed them so much that last week after going to the emergency room (he cut his head on a cabinet and had to have 3 staples put in) he wanted to know if he and his sister could still do phonics when he got home. They were supposed to do their phonics lesson after he and his daddy returned from the church. Even after being in so much pain and messy excitement he had not forgotten his lesson and was very concerned that I would not let him do it. Of course, I did let him. Children recuperate so much quicker than we do anyway.
We will be going on vacation next month for one week. I intend on printing out what I need to take with us. They are having so much fun that I hate to make them miss it even on vacation.
Thank you for such a wonderful program.
Jenny and Chad's Mom
MOM HAS GREAT HOPES FOR HER LITTLE "BOY IN THE BUBBLE"
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Cooksey,
First of all, please let me say thank you in advance for considering my application for enrollment in your course. And secondly, I'd like to commend your faith for what you are doing to help people learn to read! What a NOBLE cause!
Please, if you will, inform me of any errors in my application so that I may reapply if necessary.
Since I am a heart patient, my husband is in remission from cancer and our little boy, Marvin, whom the course is for, has Hypogammaglobulinemia (somewhat similar to the classic "boy in the bubble"), I am not sure if I will be able to complete the lessons with Marvin in as timely a matter as you would like, but I am willing to do as much as possible as fast as possible. Marvin is very "hyper" and sometimes has a hard time sitting still and focusing, but if you will give me this chance, I will do everything in my power to complete the lessons.
My sincerest thanks!
FAMOUS AMOS OF FAMOUS AMOS COOKIES IS TOTALLY IN SUPPORT OF FREE ONLINE PHONICS
As founder of Famous Amos Cookies in 1975 and father of the gourmet chocolate chip cookie industry, Wally Amos has used his fame to support educational causes. Since 1979 he has been National Spokesman for Literacy Volunteers of America. He is also a Board Member of the National Center for Family Literacy and Communities in Schools.
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