Parents & Homeschoolers


Portrait of happy child boy with his daddy

Tiger Tuesday for Homeschoolers

Reading is fundamental to academic success, whether in a public or private school classroom, or in the homeschool environment. Educating yourself about the foundational skills children need to acquire to read and read with comprehension and fluency is a first step to preparing beginning readers. The Tiger Tuesday Reading Program is based on Orton-Gillingham principles, aligned with grade-level performance standards across the country, and includes activities that give kids practice in all five of the pillars of reading—phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

But what’s even greater about Tiger Tuesday is not only that it focuses on foundational skills, but that it helps children acquire and practice the skills they need without even knowing they’re learning. Through fun but purposeful activities, from Fill-the-House games to card games played by the same rules as widely-known games like “Memory,” “Go Fish,” and “War,” to stories and plays, the Tiger Tuesday Reading Program makes it easy for you to be intimately involved in your child’s academic success.

Your Importance as a Parent to Your Child’s Learning

Educators know that the first task of teaching is, before they ever stand in front of a class, to provide an environment conducive to learning. An environment conducive to learning is one that is relaxed, physically and emotionally safe, and supportive of self-esteem. This is especially true for children struggling with dyslexia and other learning disabilities. In other words, your attitude toward education influences your children’s academic success more than any other single factor. If you’re stressed over whether or not your child is progressing, they know it.

The Tiger Tuesday Reading Program not only provides your child with fun practice in the fundamentals of reading, but offers hours of fun interaction with you around education and learning. Because the stories and plays in the FunBooks involve a variety of age-appropriate topics, including holidays, sibling relationships, peer pressure, even smartphones, reading them with your child gives you ample opportunity to talk with your children about positive and negative social situations they may encounter.

Whether or not the Tiger Tuesday Reading Program is used at your child’s school, the FunBook activities and games are a great way to support his acquiring the most important skill he will ever need and ensuring retention of the skills he’s learning at school. Involve siblings and other family members in card games and plays, and watch as your child’s reading skills soar. Click here to start the family fun.

Tiger Tuesday Reading Inventory


If your child has been diagnosed with dyslexia, you’re in the right place. Designed by Drs. Linda and Al Silbert, who for over 40 years have consulted with parents of literally hundreds of struggling readers diagnosed with dyslexia and other language-related problems, the Tiger Tuesday Reading Program makes it easier for them to get the extra repetition and practice struggling readers need in stories, games and plays that are easily read, played, and performed at home. And they don’t even know they’re practicing!

How do you know where to begin? By administering a quick and easy inventory of the skills your child already has and the ones he doesn’t have yet. Download a copy of the Tiger Tuesday Reading Inventory by clicking here. Included with the inventory is a glossary of terms, including the definition of dyslexia and associated symptoms.

Phonics Centered — Consistent with Orton-Gillingham — Multisensory