“During the first week of the Keep KLIMBing reading program and, for the first time ever, my son came home and on his own, pulled out a book and started reading.” - Keep KLIMBing Buddy Parent
WHAT IS KEEP KLIMBING
Keep KLIMBing is a cost effective, mentor-based literacy program geared toward reluctant readers ages 4-9 years old, and based on the following critical components of effective remediation:
WHO WE HELP
IF YOUR CHILD HAS DIFFICULTY WITH*:
Difficulty with rhyming
Getting to the right word when speaking
Hard time learning to name colors
Hard time learning to name letters and the sounds associated with them
Have a family history of dyslexia
In kindergarten & 1st Grade:
Child does not sound out words phonetically or make phonetic spelling mistakes
Difficulty learning, and remembering the sounds to the letters in the alphabet
Lack of fluency in reading compared to peers
Reading errors with no connection to the sound of letters on the page (ie: saying "puppy" instead of the written word, "dog")
In 2nd & 3rd grade
Difficulty acquiring reading skills, slow and awkward reading
Confusing words that sound alike when speaking, such as saying, "lotion" for "ocean", or "pacific" for "specific"
Difficulty with rote memorization (Remembering dates, names, telephone numbers and random lists)
*Overall, has little or no desire to read.
AND, HAS STRENGTHS IN:
accelerated vocabulary for their age
excellent comprehension of stories read to them
excellent thinking skills: conceptualization, reasoning, imagination, abstraction
learning best through meaning vs rote memorization
If you notice these signs in your child, don't wait! Keep KLIMBing can help your child improve their reading skills and confidence. Early intervention makes all the difference!
HOW IT WORKS
KLIMB’s experienced Educational Therapist trains our high school mentors on Structured Literacy lesson plans prior to the start of each program. When the program begins our high school mentors are paired one-to-one with a young KLIMBer to begin their tutelage.
All of our programs are rooted in confidence and growth mindset. We aim for our lessons to be effective (and fun), and for our KLIMBers to come away feeling empowered by their learning. We count on Keep KLIMBing's curriculum to improve literacy progress as well as instill confidence, motivation and resilience within each child.
Lastly, the cost of current reading intervention makes it impossible for a large majority of families to help their children. We feel strongly that the opportunity to read should be available to all children, therefore it is important to us to offer an effective alternative to this prohibitive financial burden on families.