Horizons Phonics and Reading is a program for kindergarten students that begins to comprehensively develop the reading skills your child may have acquired in preschool. This phonics-based word recognition and early reading program, an alternative to the kindergarten Lifepac curriculum, uses brightly illustrated readers to teach the alphabet and letter sounds, reading, spelling, rhyming, sequence and elementary parts of speech. Mastery learning ensures concepts are mastered before your child advances to the next lesson. The teacher's guide includes reduced student pages, lessons plans and a scope and sequence of each lessson. The lesson plans include teaching tips and suggested activities.