Institute of Reading Development
I am looking into summer reading programs for my son. We got a flyer home from school for this program through Rutgers University. Its 5 two hour classes, about 18 kids for $299. Has anyone experienced this program? I find it hard to believe that they could make a lot of progress in five classes and catch him up. They claim that they teach through games and participation so that the child enjoys learning to read. That for me would be worth the price because if my son liked it, he would catch up. I can't find any reviews online but seems like they are sponsered by several universities throughout the country. When I called up, I was turned off by the hard sell.
I am also going to look into the Kuman program which I don't know anything about yet. Any experience with these programs or any other private program would be appreciated.