I purchased this set for my four year old who is in preschool. Both her teacher and I felt like she was ready to start reading, but there were limitations in preschool that prevented them from working with her too much on her reading skills. I had tried to teach her to sound out words, but she would just get frustrated with me and that was the last thing I wanted her to do. I pulled out the workbook and we started at the beginning. I didn't use the CDs but followed the directions that were outlined in the workbook. She caught on immediatly and the first night we did three different lessons and she read the first book. She was so proud of herself, she could hardly stand it. I admit that I was pretty proud as well. She is moving along through the workbook and I am amazed at her progress. It is so nice to have a system rather than me pulling out words and helping her to sound them out.
Salt Lake City, UT