About Our Self-Taught Reading Program


When we were notified that our daughter was 1.5 years behind in her reading scores in the second grade, Babs started volunteering at our local school as a teacher's helper with reading programs. That was almost 30 years ago!!

We created this program for children to catch up with their peers! We noticed that most of the children that we taught had already formed some bad reading habits!.. they were making reading too difficult!! Over the years, I felt that I had developed a good reading program! When I received my students, they were already behind; I was always changing my techniques to see which of my ideas worked the best. At the same time, I was starting to see patterns as to why my students were having difficulties when reading words.

But...the most amazing reading results started to happen when my husband, Knobby, started drawing his silly pictures for my sounds!!! Those students that were able to be with me several times a week, showed rapid improvements!! In a few weeks, their word recognition skills advanced beyond their grade levels. I knew that Knobby had given those students with reading problems and me what we needed ! ... pictures... to help the kids remember my reading program!!

Several people have asked me to make a reading program with my methods of teaching kids and adults how to read in a short period of time! Here it is! ... a program for you to enjoy Knobby' s pictures while you are learning how to read!!

Love to all,
Babs & Knobby

I am very grateful for my job as a model. There is a lot of competition in this line of work, and I have always been fearful of someone finding out that I was a poor reader. At parties that I have attended, they have played games that required reading board cards. While playing the game, I was always worried about having to read out loud a card with a word on it that I would not know. After embarrassing myself a few times, I knew that I had to find a way to become a better reader.

While on the internet, I noticed your program, and I thought I would give it a try. After finishing your program, I have since found out that I was not the only one who needed help with reading. I now find myself helping others read words they do not know!!

I am so glad I improved my reading skills. I have more confidence in myself.