Giveaway & Review: The Reading Lesson – The Verbal Math Lesson

A few weeks ago an incredible learning and teaching resource arrived on our doorstep, and I am so happy that I get to share it with you today!
The lovely people behind The Reading Lesson and The Verbal Math Lesson are giving you a chance to win an absolutely amazing bundle of prizes!


The Reading Lesson
This book is the best reading program I have ever come across. We have looked at so many different ways to teach reading to little ones and I have never come across such an intuitive and fun approach before.
The program is split into twenty easy lessons that gradually build your child’s ability to read.
It begins by explaining different sounds that letters can make,


and then moves straight onto reading a first few simple words.


After learning to sound out letters and words the reading progresses to short sentences


and eventually short stories.


Along the way children learn vocabulary words from different word families, and at the end of the book there is even a certificate for the brand new reader to frame and proudly display, declaring the child a Reader for Life.
If you like you can see a few sample pages as well as free downloads and printables on The Reading Lesson’s Goodies page.

The Reading Lesson also includes a fun animated CD-ROM with the 20 lessons in animated form for use with the The Reading Lesson book.

To compliment the reading program there is a fantastic Mac/PC CD-ROM titled The Storybook which includes 40 animated short stories that the child can try to read by herself. Unfamiliar words can be clicked and help improve the child’s understanding of reading and words.


The Writing Lesson
The Writing Lesson is a brilliant resource of printable writing practice sheets all the way from preschool age to fourth grade. It includes different writing styles and helps your child write primary, script and cursive.
There are lots of different sheets to choose from, either just letters, words or whole stories!


We printed some of the sheets and put them into clear plastic sleeves to use with a dry-erase marker and we have seen a huge improvement in handwriting!

Sounds of Letters DVD
The Sounds of Letters DVD is a DVD that teaches children the different sounds of letters through showing the letter and then introducing different things that start with that letter. It is a gentle way to ease into reading and would be great to use in combination with the The Reading Lesson book.


Now I can’t wait to tell you about everyone’s favourite new thing; The Verbal Math Lesson!
If you are like me then the thought of maths questions makes me cringe, it was my least favourite subject in school and to this day I think of myself as not being very good with numbers. I’m really grateful for this fantastic book because our children will not share their Mama’s fear of numbers!
The Verbal Math Lesson is a really fun way to learn maths – without the use of pens and paper! That’s right, it is all done in your head! This book comes in two levels, level 1 being for ages 4-7 and level 2 for ages 7-8. I recommend you start at level 1 no matter how old your children are, though, because this fantastic series teaches great shortcuts, helps children visualise maths problems, grasp numbers and fully understand abstract concepts.


The book starts out easy but gradually gets more difficult, however the whole book feels more like a fun, puzzle-solving conversation than a boring lesson. Using these books will also improve your child’s written work and help them not to be intimidated by difficult questions.
Emily, who absolutely adores maths, has actually picked these books for bedtime reading, asking to solve a few more questions before bed! You can find out more about The Verbal Math Lesson on their website!


The last book in our bundle is Big Words for Little Kids and this book is fun!
It starts out by explaining what different prefixes mean, for example adding “un” in front of a word.
Through teaching the little ones the different parts of words – prefixes, suffixes and roots – children are already able to understand a big variety of new-to-them words.
It teaches children hundreds of new words and helps them to understand thousands more.


The book also includes a big variety of tidbits of information for children to learn and tests for children to try out their new knowledge.
We have been having so much fun using this book, and Emily just loves to impress people with her big words!


Now YOU have the chance to win this absolutely incredible bundle of resources!


All you have to do for your chance to win is leave a comment telling me what your favourite subject was when you were in school!
You can gain extra entries for sharing it on Facebook, twitter and Pinterest, just leave a new comment for each of the things you did!
This Giveaway is open worldwide, but please know that it will be sent to you from the United States so import duty might apply.
The winner will be picked at random on the 17th of February!
You can also LIKE Here We Are Together on Facebook for an extra entry!
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150 Responses to Giveaway & Review: The Reading Lesson – The Verbal Math Lesson

  1. Vikki says:

    My favourite subject at school was science :-)

  2. June says:

    My favourite was always English. Followed very closely by science.

  3. June says:

    Sharing on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest :)

  4. Rita says:

    It had to be maths for me. Not sure if it was the subject or the teacher…

  5. Rita says:

    Also sharing of Facebook, twitter and pinterest!

  6. Kristin Kimble says:

    Shared on Facebook :-)

  7. Kristin Kimble says:

    My favourite subject was English :-)

  8. Deb Griffiths says:

    History :) And have shared this via facebook :) and liked the page :)

  9. What if you were, yourself, home-educated? ;)

    Anyway, it was history and I still would really like to spend my days dressed as a Viking (which might well be a mobbable offence in this South Yorkshire ex-mining town ;) )

  10. And I’ve shared on Facebook – of course :D

  11. LOVED to read as a kid! :)

  12. Naina Haria says:

    I loved English Literature at school.

  13. Naina Haria says:

    shared on facebook

  14. Naina Haria says:

    Tweeted @compingmad

  15. Naina Haria says:

    shared on google + not sure how to pin to pinterest, as you don’t have a share button.

  16. Laurie says:

    My favorite subject throughout school was always science

  17. Anya Anderson says:


  18. Anya Anderson says:

    Shared on facebook

  19. Anya Anderson says:


  20. Anya Anderson says:

    Liked on facebook

  21. gemma lake says:

    My favourite subject at school was art .o
    I studied right up to A level and still love all mediums of art now.

  22. Robyn says:

    What a great giveaway!

    My favorite subject was Language Arts.

  23. Robyn says:

    I just liked you page on Facebook.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  24. Vanessa says:


  25. My favorite subject was Biology :)

  26. Sarah says:

    My favourite subject at primary school was maths. When I was home educated, I developed a love for biology.

  27. Sarah says:

    Shared on Pinterest.

  28. Sarah says:

    I already liked Here We Are Together on Facebook. :)

  29. Grace Williams says:

    I loved reading at school – often with a book hid slightly under the desk during another lesson I now have no recollection of! Loved looking at the examples here – they look very inspiring and intuitive. I could tell it was written by a real person when I read ‘how many towels would mother wash if she found 3 of Jane’s dirty towels and 3 of Susan’s dirty towels’ in the maths section! For total authenticity I could have added ‘screwed up in a heap on their bedroom floor!’ …

  30. Grace Williams says:

    I have shared the link on facebook with our homeschooling group.

  31. Angela Brown says:

    What an awesome giveaway!! My favorite subject was Math.

  32. Jess Faucett says:

    This bundle sounds FABULOUS!! I always enjoyed reading an writing as a kid. In fact, all through elementary school I wanted to be an author when I grew up. :)

  33. Vicky says:

    My favorite subject in school was history. Loved it so much I actually majored in history education.

  34. Crystal says:

    happy home edders here in the south of the UK too. My fav subject was social studies where we were able to present our work in a lapbook format which my eldest now loves to do as part of his home learning.
    Great blog btw
    Happy home edding

  35. Vicky says:

    Shared on Facebook.

  36. Vicky says:

    Shared on Pinterest.

  37. Kimber Standrich says:

    Mine was history loved the stories

  38. Kimber Standrich says:

    Shared on pintrest

  39. Emma Long says:

    Hi I would love to won’t this for my boys who really struggle at school. Great giveaway. Xx

  40. Mary says:

    Amazing giveaway! My favorite subject in school was English (Reading and Writing). I remember the excitement of realizing I could create my OWN stories with illustrations and all. Oh, the possibilities! My son is four now and I can already see he has the same spark. I’m very excited to begin this learning journey with him. Thanks for the opportunity :)

  41. I LOVED English but hated P.E and Maths. I really want to be able to help my children with their schoolwork

  42. Jacqueline price says:

    Drama was my favourite

  43. Mary says:

    Oops, forgot to mention I shared on Pinterest and Like HWAT on FB. :)

  44. sarina says:

    shared on fb. we would love this set after you talkig about it before, we did the free maths download and loved it :-)

  45. Vanessa Preiss says:

    Would love to have this set for my 4 yr old. She loves school:)

    • Vanessa Preiss says:

      Having a hard time posting my favorite subjects under my comments. History was my favorite:)

  46. Naomi says:

    My favourite subject was biology. Good luck everyone x

  47. Alicia M. says:

    I would have to say Literature/Language Arts.

  48. Alicia M. says:

    Shared on Facebook

  49. Alicia M. says:

    Shared on Google+