Easy, No Prep Games to Help Your Little One Be Excited for Reading


Subscribe to receive weekly pre-reading activity texts- skills they need before learning to read. You'll never forget to prepare your little one for reading.


Perfect for the 4-6 year olds in your life.


Not another book. Not another Zoom. Just a simple text delivered directly to your phone with fun, quick games to play to help your little one be reading ready. (Really, it's that easy and effective!)

Build skills while you instill the love of reading.


The journey to reading is not always an easy one, because unlike language, learning to read is not natural. The delicate process of learning to read is often a mystery to parents of young children.


"They'll learn to read in school!"


Unfortunately that is not always the case. Our national reading scores prove this- over 60% of 4th graders do not read at grade level. This is not only 'those kids', it's yours and mine. Every child has the chance to be a part of this statistic if they don't have a solid pre-reading foundation.


Learning to read starts at home.


The little secret that few know is that it takes more than just reading books to prepare them for reading. Before they can sound out words on a page, they have to tune their ears to sound. They must also master those squiggly lines on the page we call letters. It takes a lot of practice over time to really own these skills and be ready for reading.


I am here to help!


My goal is to educate you on the skills they need before they enter kindergarten. I will do this by teaching you fun, quick, no-prep games.


What will the activities teach?

  • Alphabetic Knowledge: in ways you've never done before

  • Phonological Awareness: including rhyme, syllables, phonemic awareness (the lost key to reading readiness)

  • Confidence: with site words, repetitive text, comprehension strategies, and more.


I've got you! I'm here to remind you weekly to play these games. Each week I will send you a text explaining you a how to play the game and/or a short video to model how it's done. With each text I am giving you peace of mind that your little one will love reading and be ready to take it on.


Sign up today to start receiving weekly Pre-Reading Activities directly to your phone!


(Only Available in the U.S. and Canada.)



mom of a 4 year old

The videos were helpful visuals and the texts were perfectly detailed.

mom of a 5 year old

Simple, easy, well done, and also authentic and relatable.

mom of a 5 year old

I love that this is done over text and not email!



What will my little one learn? Pre-reading skills. Before your little one learns to read they will need a solid foundation of pre-reading skills. These include- Alphabetic Knowledge, Phonological Awareness (Rhyme, Phonemic Awareness), and of course confidence.


What can I expect in a text? Each week I will send a fun game or activity to play that week. Most times I will include a video so you can see the game in action. These activities are easy, often less than a few minutes, but incredibly impactful. There are no materials required (ok, maybe a book every now and then). I encourage you to do them often. To get a taste for some of the activities, check out these videos. I will also send tips and encouragement along the way.


Why can't I just watch the videos on the site and do them for free? You can! I have many free resources here on my site, please use them. But there are many videos and activities that are included in the weekly texts that you will not see on the site. A reminder each week to do them is priceless!


Where is this service available? Only in the U.S. and Canada. 


How do I get started? Once you have completed your purchase, you will see the "Before Phonics Activity Texts" download, this is your Getting Started Guide. You'll also receive a confirmation email with the download too. Download this! It is your key to getting in and receiving texts. In the Guide you will see a number to text from your phone, text it, then simply follow the prompts to register.


What platform are the texts coming from? The texts come directly from me through a platform called Community. Once you register, it functions just like a regular text interaction.


What information is needed to register with Community to receive the weekly activities? Your name, birthday, and city


Why does Community ask for my birthdate? Community has their own guidelines and regulations. They ask for your birthdate to make sure you are of age (over 13) to become a Community Member.


Do I have to enter my birthday? Yes, but I would never know if you entered a different year...hint, hint. :-)


Do I have to register with Community to receive the texts? Yes.


When I text, who sees it? Just me (Kristie)!


How often will I be charged for Pre-Reading Activity Texts? Monthly subscription- You will be charged $7 each month. Yearly subscription- You will be charged $49 each year. If you & your little one love it, keep going. And tell your friends all about it! (Your own carrier's text costs may apply.)


Are there refunds for the MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONNo, not once you've been charged for the month. But, you can cancel your subscription within 30 days of your next payment. See question- Can I cancel? 


Are there refunds for the YEARLY SUBSCRIPTION? Yes. Again, I want you to LOVE this! You can text me CANCEL before 30 days and I will refund. You do have to register and receive texts first. There are NO refunds after 30 days.


Can I cancel? Yes! You cancel at anytime.  I want you to LOVE this! But if it's not a good fit, just text me CANCEL 30 days before your next billing cycle. You do have to register and receive texts before you can cancel via text. You can also email me: kristie@themomadvantage.com. Again, text or email must be received 30 days prior to your next charge to avoid recurring payment.

How do I purchase? Easy! Just click the HERE or the Subscribe button. I would be honored to help you prepare your little one to be reading ready. I look forward to seeing your name on my text screen soon.


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