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February 05, 2004

RIC Releases Major Kids Reading Program

RIC Publications Asia will release the Early Learning Friends (ELF) Reading Program in Japan this month. A major addition to the reading program area for kids, it is only the second fully fledged reading scheme and the only one available in American English. Written by two leaders in this field, Peter & Sheryl Sloan, the reading scheme consists of 40 little books, 5 big books, a teacher's guide and an audio option for teachers and parents.

"Reading is a most complex intellectual task and it is not learned in an instant," says RIC president John Moore. "Learning to read occurs over many years at different speeds for each learner. The variables that influence this achievement are wide ranging and make the teaching-learning task one requiring sensitivity as well as knowledge of the process involved, which I feel the ELF Reading scheme has achieved." Moore also feels that teachers will be delighted to have a highly-structured reading program taking young learners from two words through to finishing at three sentences some forty books later. In addition, they have a teacher's guide with over 80 photocopiable activities for the complete scheme.
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