The Reading Wave Curriculum

Fun to Learn for Kids Ages 3-8

Easy to Teach for Parents, Tutors, and Homeschoolers

Using Movement and Play

Reading Wave is an innovative language arts curriculum that incorporates brain-based learning techniques. Using Move and Play Reading Games, kids will play, jump, run, dig, catch, build, and more to learn to read. Some reading games use common toys and household items found in most homes. The goal of the Reading Wave is to instill a love of reading and to make teaching fun and easy.


Easy as one-two-three

Forget about the struggle to keep kids engaged

1. Read a short book

2. Play a screen-free Move and Play Reading Game

3. Complete a workbook assignment

Spend 20-30 minutes a day following our 5-day lesson plan. Or make Reading Wave your own and go at your own pace.

In Each Set

Each set will now be available as a PDF e-book only. Mahalo!

  • 8-10 screen-free Move and Play Reading Games
  • Multilevel Storybook
  • Multilevel Workbook
  • Sight Word Book
  • Word Family Book
  • Wave to Fluency Book
  • Direction magazine with lesson plan

A new E-BOOK is published every Monday!

Move and Play Reading Games TM

  • More than 200 screen-free Move and Play Reading Games in total
  • Movement stimulates the part of the brain we use to learn how to read
  • Reading games for each letter, letter partner, word family, or sight word
  • Use your bodies, common toys, and household items to play
  • Develops gross and fine motor skills

Multilevel Storybooks

  • Color-coded by reading level
  • Colors help focus the reader’s attention on the letter, letter partners, word family, sight words, and vocabulary words
  • Stories inspired by the Hawaiian island of Kauai in history, legend, culture, or place. Adapted to teach letters and sight words.
  • Oral assignments in the back of the book for each reading level
  • Fun illustrations by local teen

Multilevel Workbooks

  • Assignments for three reading levels
  • Printable 
  • Includes handwriting, reading, grammar, vocabulary, journaling, and more
  • Handwriting is a fine motor skill that develops the part of the brain associated with memory

Practice books

  • Uses only the sight words and word families they’ve learned so far
  • Designed to be the first book your kids read by themselves

Direction Magazine

  • Color-coded by reading level
  • 5-day lesson plan included in each set, or use it at your own pace
  • Easy to follow
  • Lists toys and household items needed for each reading game

One Product, Three Reading Levels


Save time and money by using Reading Wave for all of your kids ages 3 to 8. Use it again and again as they grow.

The lessons are easy to use with siblings of different ages or in multilevel classrooms. We believe that, essentially, every class is multilevel because every child progresses at their own pace.

Using the color coding legend on the direction pages, you can focus on specific steps for the reading level(s) you’re teaching.

All reading levels would benefit from and enjoy the Move and Play Reading Games.

Click on the tabs below to learn more about each reading level.

Ages 3-4, Pre-K:
Kids who are interested in books, recognize familiar print and logos, and can re-tell short stories are ready for Level 1. Kids at this level usually do not know letter sounds, nor can they “sound out” or recognize whole words. 

They will learn:

  • Letter recognition and sounds
  • Vowels and consonants
  • Phonics
  • Oral language
  • Phonological awareness
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Handwriting
  • Drawing
  • Taking turns
  • Teamwork
  • Listening skills
  • Moral values
Ages 5-6, Kindergarten to 1st grade:

Kids starting Level 2 know all the letter names and sounds. They should also be able to sound out simple 2-3 letter words, and understand the concept of blending sounds.

They will learn:

  • Letter partners and blending sounds, such as “ch”, “ai”, “th”
  • Phonics
  • Word families, such as “-ot”, “-an”, “-ad”
  • Dolch sight words
  • Segmenting words/decoding
  • Rhyme
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Sentence formation
  • Handwriting
  • Taking turns 
  • Teamwork
  • Moral values
Ages 7-8, 2nd to 3rd grade:

Kids starting Level 3 recognize all the letter names and sounds, can sound out or recognize at least 100 sight words, and are able to print legibly using simple grammar concepts. Kids at this level will focus on strengthening their reading and writing abilities by using them to create meaningful print.

They will learn:

  • Dolch sight words
  • Word families
  • Reading comprehension
  • Critical thinking
  • Divergent thinking
  • Story re-telling
  • Sentence formation
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Gross motor skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Teamwork
  • Moral values

Who Can Teach Reading Wave

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You don’t have to be a teacher to use Reading Wave. On the contrary, Reading Wave helps the parent become a reading coach. Supplement what your child is learning in school, or prepare them for the upcoming school year.

We celebrate that every family and every kid is different! Our curriculum is multi-sensory, flexible for individual learning and teaching styles.

Every family who uses Reading Wave can become closer through human interaction and screen-free reading games. Parents will better-connect with their child through play, satisfy their child’s natural thirst for knowledge and attention, and create proud moments together.

It’s fun for the whole family and ideal to use among siblings. Print additional workbook pages for each child or for the assignments your child wants to practice more.

As with any busy family, we know the challenges of limited time. One thing is for sure: humans are creatures of habit. Anything new becomes effortless if you can make it a habit. Make Reading Wave your family’s habit and thrive together. 


Reading Wave is ideal for homeschoolers. It’s a comprehensive language arts curriculum that complies with the national curriculum standards for grades 1-3.

Save money by using it with siblings and as your kids grow.

Move and Play Reading Games are fun in groups with other homeschool families and co-ops.

Tutors and Learning Centers

A great resource for language arts tutors, learning centers, and literacy specialists.

The benefit of a multilevel curriculum, you can customize lessons to fit your students’ needs.

May be used to enhance remedial reading and ESL curriculum.


In essence, most classrooms are truly multilevel because each child is developing at their individual pace.

Each workbook can be printed for each student. 

Coming soon! Printed classroom sets and library versions.

Move and Play Reading Games work best when you break into small groups. A list of items needed for the reading games is found on the direction pages to prepare your classroom for lessons each week.

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