"Parents should only do what feels right and is comfortable for themselves and their children when helping a child learn to read."
I will not tell you there is only one way to get a child ready to read.
You can follow your own path and enjoy the journey.
I recently updated a page I wrote at Squidoo. It includes my best advice for parents helping a child learn to read. Please check it out.
Help for Parents Teaching a Child to Read
Did you click on the link? I hope you found it helpful. I thought about writing a book, but I prefer to share what I know for free. The problem I've encountered with books written for parents trying to help their children learn to read is that the books are written with way too much teacher jargon. I try to keep the information I share with parents simple.
Here are a few resources for you to use when helping a child learn to read.
Reading Bear (FREE)
Online Reading Games (FREE)
Phonics Genius - Innovative Mobile Apps (FREE)
Brand New Readers Red Set
Now I'm Reading Book Series (Now I'm Reading by Nora Gaydos are my favorite phonics books. Sometimes they are available at Amazon for cheaper and with free shipping.)
Browse Beginning Reading Help's Amazon Store by Category