Reading is a skill that requires some work to master, and introducing Phonics is a great way to help. Phonics programs break down words, helping your child learn the ins and outs of language. This approach to reading education also progresses your child's spelling abilities. Pearson’s "Plaid" Phonics has a 50-year history of helping children learn to read. In fact, more than 55 million children have successfully used the program to acquire the skill. Originally known as Modern Curriculum Press (MCP) "Plaid" Phonics and now published by Pearson, the "Plaid" Phonics K-6 program will help you teach your child the building blocks of language and literacy. The Kindergarten edition of "Plaid" Phonics is the first step in your child's Reading journey. This program was designed to help introduce foundational concepts he or she will use the rest of his or her education. "Plaid" Phonics: Kindergarten focuses on these benchmarks: •Recognize single-syllable words •Identify the difference between consonants and vowels •Spell his or her own name. The materials included in the Homeschool "Plaid" Phonics Kindergarten bundle were designed to help you work toward the Level K reading benchmarks. The bundle includes a student edition, teacher’s guide and parent guide.