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Printable Phonics Program for Older Children and Adults Who Struggle in Reading

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Parents and Teachers, 

Here’s a Printable, 

Affordable, Almost Free,  

 Reading Phonics Program 

for Struggling Readers 

to Learn to Read and Spell! 


Candy 4WAY Phonics is an affordable phonics program available online that  gives parents and teachers the materials they need to teach reading and spelling to adults and students in elementary, middle school, high school and to ESL students.

What’s more, with the affordable Candy 4WAY Phonics CD-Rom program (which includes an audio CD-Rom of all 100 lessons), struggling readers can hear every word of every lesson read aloud as they learn to read at home or at school with printable phonics lessons, phonics readers, phonics charts, phonics flashcards, and phonics drill. 


Moreover, many of our phonics materials are free online.


That’s not all!  When you become a Facebook Fan of Candy 4WAY Phonics, you can also obtain further Phonics FREEBIES


Parents, step-by-step systematic, explicit phonics lessons lead children to better reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.  This is why the folks at Candy 4WAYPhonics desire that ALL children have the opportunity to learn to read every word on every page. 


Parents, if you would like an affordable, COMPLETE phonics curriculum to use with your young student, or if you’re grieved because your older son or daughter cannot read, DON’T GIVE UP!  


Moms, Dads, Grandpas, Grandmas, there is an answer for children who struggle in reading!  Please read the true story of little Candy, a struggling reader who’s life was changed because someone gave her the skills to read every word on every page. 


A child who has spent his days with the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program , systematically gaining the skills to sound out every word he encounters by daily studying and learning to blend all the letter combinations that make up words, will have mastered the skills necessary to sound out an estimated 30,000 words by the end of 3rd grade and over 40,000 words by the end of fourth grade. 


Give your student the opportunity to learn to read with an affordable, COMPLETE,  reading phonics program. 


 4WAY Phonics works!



Carol Kay, President
Candy 4WAY Phonics 

Homeschool Phonics Curriculum Reviews – Customer Reviews for Candy 4WAY Phonics

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Phonics Curriculum Reviews

Candy 4WAY Phonics Customer Reviews


REVIEW:  “I just wanted to thank you for the Candy 4 Way Phonics Program. My 8-year old daughter was really struggling with reading, and after buying at least 5 different phonics and reading programs, I was getting as confused as she was about phonics! I found your website and the price was what prompted me to try it. I bought the download, printed it and started her and her younger sister on Candy 4 Way Phonics. I can only say Thank you! Thank you! Thank You! This is finally making sense for all of us, even to this homeschooling mom! My daughter went from being reluctant about reading and guessing words to sounding them out. It makes sense to her. I praise the Lord for guiding me to your site.”
~Lisa L



BACK IN THE YEAR 1956, a little first-grade girl named, Candy, struggled to read.  It was so sad!!!  That year, Candy had entered first grade with such high hopes of learning to read only to have her hopes squashed and her self-image poured down the drain.

However, thank the good Lord, that wasn’t the end of this TRUE story, because Candy received the phonics help she needed, and in just six months, Candy went from being the worst reader in her class to being the best reader in her class. 

Today, Candy can read every word on every page of every book placed in front of her.  


REVIEW:  “I purchased The Candy4Way Phonics Program July 4, 2010. It costs less than $10.00 and is a very good intensive phonics program.” 

(Taken from the Education Page of Don Potter)
~Don Potter, Head of The Potter’s School – providing globally accessible on-line courses. 



The answer for Candy’s reading struggles came when Candy was sent away to a little white cottage behind her school to receive extra help in reading.  Let me stop here and explain.

You see, when Candy was in her regular reading group at school, her reading lessons had come from a new sight-reading series bought by her school that year called: The Dick and Jane Series.  Like so many thousands upon thousands of children since that time who have been trained to read using look/say sight reading techniques, Candy soon discovered that memorizing whole words was very, very difficult.  This is because children only have a capacity for memorizing about 2,000 whole words, and then their little brains just get exhausted. 

However, because Candy was such a horrible reader, she qualified for extra reading help, and that help came in the form of Systematic Phonics using three different phonics approaches:  Synthetic, Linguistic, and Analytic.  At the little white cottage, just six months later, after using this 3WAY Phonics approach, little Candy went from being the worst reader in her class to being the best reader in her class. 


REVIEW:  “Candy’s 4Way Phonics is a systematic curriculum that takes the student from basic letter sounds through reading mastery. . .The author does an excellent job of laying the foundation of why you should teach phonics in this format, and then explaining how to implement the program. . .This is a very affordable program, and if implemented consistently, according to instructions, will grow your child into a proficient reader, ready to tackle any word they encounter.”

(Taken from the Phonics/Reading Reviews page of Homeschooling From the Heart’s website) 



Our incentive is simply that we want children to learn to read every word on every page.  It truly is a pleasure to serve you and your children’s needs!  It is a delight to have the opportunity to convince you that your child doesn’t have to struggle in reading! 


REVIEW:  “We are using the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program. As a result, our oldest daughter, Hallie, 7 years old, is reading. Collin, 4 years old, is beginning to read, and now even Ethen, 3 years old, can pronounce the sound of every letter in the alphabet correctly. Try it, use it, it works!”
~Joseph H        



We are delighted to report that our affordable 4WAY Phonics products have satisfied many customers from all over the United States:  teachers, homeschoolers, and parents both with younger children just beginning their reading adventure and with older children who have struggled in reading or just need to catch up on the phonograms they never learned. 

We have also received excellent feedback and wonderful conversations about our INSTANT DOWNLOADS from homeschoolers and teachers in places as far away as Jamaica, Great Britain, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, Guatemala, The Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, The United Kingdom, Indonesia and many more.   


REVIEW:  “I am a grandmother who watches two of my grandsons each day. The oldest one is now in school. I was able to purchase the Candy 4WAY Phonics Program, and I cannot begin to tell you the difference it’s made with our oldest grandson. It’s so easy to use. You simply begin with the first rhyming alphabet chart and keep going. The key for us was not allowing our grandson to go on to one lesson until he had mastered the lesson before it. This sounds simple, but it was. The program makes it simple. He also wasn’t overwhelmed with Sight Words, because there are so few Sight Words in the program. He liked the flashcard charts, and he so much looked forward to the readers! The Candy 4WAY Phonics Program is (Grandma) friendly! The price for the program is a steal for what you get. In fact, it’s unbelievable, and we will be able to print everything we’ll need for all the rest of our grandchildren as well.”

~Grandma B 



Today, that same phonics system that taught little Candy to read back in 1956 is available for purchase, except that it has been upgraded for today’s generation of children.  Moreover, Candy’s 3WAY Phonics approach has now become a 4WAY Phonics approach with the addition of Rs’A Phonics:  rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration. 


REVIEW:  “This is the most affordable phonics curriculum out there; what’s more, it really works.  I will be using Candy 4WAY Phonics for all of my children.” 

~Marie G 




We are delighted to offer the Candy 4WAY Phonics Curriculum, a COMPLETE Systematic, Intensive, Synthetic, Phonics First Curriculum in one of three affordable packages: 

1)    the Candy 4WAY Phonics INSTANT DOWNLOAD Curriculum for just $9.97.

2)    the Candy 4WAY Phonics CD-Rom Curriculum which includes everything in the INSTANT DOWNLOAD Curriculum  in addition to an audio CD-Rom in which parents and teachers can hear every word and every sentence and every paragraph read aloud in every daily phonics lesson, eliminating all the guesswork for just $19.97.

3)    the Candy 4WAY Phonics PLUS Package which includes everything in the INSTANT DOWNLOAD Curriculum as well as printed phonics lessons, printed Rhyming Lifetime Phonics Charts and an audio CD-Rom in which parents and teachers can hear every word and every sentence and every paragraph read aloud in every daily phonics lessons, eliminating all the guesswork for just $99.97



Every package above includes all of the following:   

  • An 82-page eBook entitled How to Teach Candy’s Systematic 4WAY Phonics 
  • An easy-to-understand “How to Follow this Program” guide.
  • 100 4WAY Phonics daily, fun lessons (packed with rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration)
  • Sequenced Candy Story Readers
  • Rhyming Alphabet Charts with Multisensory Vowel Helps
  • Rhyming Alphabet Flashcards
  • 10 Lifetime Rhyming Phonics Charts
  • Sequenced Phonics Drill
  • Pronunciation Keys (even for the very, very, very, limited set of sight words)
  • Free Email Coaching from the President of Candy 4WAY Phonics
  • and so much more!!! 

Parents – no matter what your child’s age, he/she does not need to struggle in reading.  This is a fun to use, step-by-step, easy-to-understand 4WAY Phonics curriculum, and it works! It will carry a child from Age 4 all the way through to a Grade 4 reading level and higher. 


Whether you make a purchase or not, we are available for FREE email coaching for your reading/phonics questions.  May God richly bless all your teaching efforts!



Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics 

P.S. Be sure and check out our other soooooooooo affordable phonics games and products. 







Blending letters – Help! My child is having trouble learning to blend letters! Affordable Systematic Phonics Reading Curriculum that Teaches Letter Blending

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Blending Those Letters Together 

Is your child having trouble blending letters? 

Begin by teaching your child the sound represented by all the alphabet letters.


When you come to the vowels, teach just short vowel sounds at first.

Don’t worry about the long vowel sounds yet.  A good systematic phonics program such as Candy 4WAY Phonics for just $9.97 will introduce plenty of  practice with short vowel blending.  Long vowels will be taught after your child has become proficient and fluent in blending short-vowel words.


Pronounce each letter sound correctly and have your child repeat the sound.

For example, the letter d does not say “duh.”  It says “d.”   


To print rhyming flashcards for all the letter sounds, go to

The rhyming flashcards found at this webpage give a picture along with each letter sound to help the child associate and remember what each letter sounds like. Eventually, cover up the pictures so that the child sees only the letters. 


Have your child loudly “punch” the vowels when speaking them aloud so that he can easily hear the distinction between their sounds.  Hearing and speaking this distinction is vital!


After your child can accurately repeat all the letter sounds without the use of pictures, he is ready to blend a beginning consonant with a vowel.


Using what teachers call “blend ladders,”teach your child to blend two letters together in one of two ways:



1) Using a pointer, point to the beginning consonant letter, have your child say the consonant sound, and then blend that consonant sound into the vowel sound.




2) Using a pointer, point to the vowel first and have your child repeat the vowel.  Then, using a pointer, take your child back to the beginning consonant sound and blend that consonant sound into the vowel sound (see illustration in blue – below)


Either way, be sure and use a pointer (the point of a pencil will work fine). Use the pointer to focus your child’s eyes where you want them to be focused


When blending a consonant with a vowel, sweep the pointer under the consonant and then under both the consonant and the vowel at the same time your child blends the two letters together. Move your pointer slightly faster than the child pronounces the blend. 


Some children pick up blending right away while others may learn gradually over an extended period of time (days, weeks, or months.), and others suddenly “get it” when you least expect it.


The key is to present that very first blending lesson every day, twice a day, calmly and patiently always presenting that very first blending lesson as if it’s the first time you’ve ever given the lesson.  Your goal is to convince your child he is smart and to give him the time he needs to “catch on” to blending, no matter how long that takes.  This one skill, blending, will make the difference in your child’s reading abilities for the rest of his life!


Once your child has learned to blend two letters, he will be ready to tack on a third consonant letter in order to read three-letter, short-vowel words.


After that, he will need to go through a systematic phonics program that will carry him step-by-step through plenty of practice reading short vowel words that begin with single consonants and then on to short vowel words that begin with consonant digraphs. He’ll also need that phonics program to help him through long-vowel sounds and then through all the other phonograms.


I guarantee you, the most affordable systematic, step-by-step phonics program out there is Candy 4WAY Phonics for just $9.97.  Why spend $200 or $300 on a phonics curriculum, when you can spend just $9.97 and receive a COMPLETE Step-by-step, fun Phonics Curriculum that includes everything?   Just look at what you’ll receive in printable format as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD that you can use as often as you like for as many children as you need:

 1)  An 82-page eBook entitled: How to Teach Candy’s Systematic 4WAY Phonics

2)  100 Daily, step-by-step 4WAY Phonics Lessons loaded with fun rhyme, rhythm, and alliteration

3)  Candy Sequenced Story Readers interwoven into the daily lessons 

4)  Colored Alphabet Rhyming Phonics Charts with Multisensory Vowel Helps

5)  Colored Rhyming Alphabet Flashcards

6) Colored Lifetime Rhyming Phonics Charts to give your child a lifetime of phonogram retention.

7)  Continuous Daily Phonics Drill

      FREE e-mail coaching

In addition, for just $10 more, you can receive this same COMPLETE Phonics Program on computer CD-Rom that includes an Audio CD where you can hear every letter and every word and every sentence read aloud for all 100 Daily Phonics Lessons. 


Candy 4WAY Phonics is:  Parent/friendly    Affordable    Printable    and     It Works! 


Carol Kay, President

Candy 4WAY Phonics  

P.S. Candy 4WAY Phonics also offers affordable, printable phonics games to further help  children learn CV blends and CVC words.  Did you know that 62% of the English language is made up of short vowel words and syllables (CVC words and syllables)?