Thrift Store Find – Hooked On Phonics SRA Reading Power


I can’t be the only one who does this? I’ll be at the local thrift store and I will see something totally cool, for next to nothing, and buy it. Even though it is not age appropriate for my child. I mean you will eventually us it right? Then usually you forget about it and find it once your child has outgrown it.

Well for once I found something I bought a few years ago BEFORE Wes has grown out of it. Actually we will get a LOT of use out of it.

IMG_3574Hooked on Phonics: Your Reading Power (Adapted for Home and Personal Use from the SRA Reading Laboratory Series) : Which is a book full of stories that are designed to be read by the child and then there are questions that the child has to answer.

These are basic on the SRA lab method that is used in many schools. Thinking back, I remember using something similar in elementary myself.

For now Wesley and I are working on two leaflets a day. But right now its fairly easy for him. Once it starts to become a little more challenging we will slow down to one story a day.


As you can see it does become more difficult. SO I can see this being a program we work on long term. I doubt by the end of the summer that we will be finishing this program, but I can really seeing us making a good dent in it.

Have you ever found any Thrift Store deal that you couldn’t turn down that your child was still not ready for?

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