The Ivy Method of Learning to Read is the culmination of over twenty years of refinement in author Ivy Ling Lyden’s proven method for teaching toddlers and ESL students to read and write English. While teaching her own children the basics, Ivy experimented with various methods, developing her own system, currently in use in her classroom. The Ivy method consists of manageable daily lessons of steadily increasing complexity, adaptable to suit anyone’s schedule. The lessons are appropriate for all beginner readers; starting as young as three years of age, as well as those whose first language is not English. The greatest advantage of the Ivy method is the student’s sense of satisfaction and accomplishment that comes from being able to read full sentences from the very beginning. This satisfaction is the key to fostering the student’s motivation to continue and advance through the lessons. Using the Ivy method, your toddler can learn to read quickly, gaining early self-confidence and preparing for the future from the start.
For over twenty years, Ivy Ling Lyden has been teaching very young children (ages two and up) and foreign students in New York how to read and write in English. Before that, she was a research chemist, receiving patents for her work.