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Is your child losing momentum in reading?


“Our son lost momentum when he went to all virtual schooling due to COVID. He soon fell behind in reading, and now he has lost interest...”

Parents of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd-grade students all over the country are feeling and saying the same thing.  COVID, and the disruption to the 2020 and 2021 school years, has been devastating to too many kids and too many families.  Now, many parents are asking the question, “Now what?  How do we catch up?  How do we get out of this crisis?”

About 17 years ago I went through this personal family crisis with my own son (not because of COVID, but because of factors that affect millions of children when it comes to reading, even without a pandemic).

Long story short, I found a way out; and today, that door to reading success is called the FUNetix 12 Hour Reading App.  And at the American Youth Literacy Foundation (AYLF), I, and hundreds of volunteers, have worked tirelessly over the past year to bring this “way out,” this “open doorway to literacy,” to your child!

Simply download the FREE FUNetix app on your smartphone from the App Store or from Google Play, and play it with your child, or let them play it by themselves. Or, Sign-up to be paired with one of our distance learning high school or middle school tutors - FREE of charge! Your assigned tutor can walk your child through the app. Get started today and your child could be reading at a 2nd-grade level before the end of the school year!

FUNetix and AYLF are dedicated to teaching every child in America how to read, for FREE, before they finish the 3rd grade.  This is our mission and purpose, and we are here to help YOU!

Written by R. Kali Woodward,
Founding Executive Director
American Youth Literacy Foundation 501(c)(3)


  1. Judith Galvin on June 30, 2021 at 1:38 pm

    Is Funetix effective with children who have dyslexia?

    • watermanp on June 30, 2021 at 11:31 pm

      Hi Judith! Yes it is because of its focus on symbols, rather than abstraction.

    • R. Kali Woodward on July 1, 2021 at 2:42 pm

      Hi Judith, yes. There is no easier way to teach a child with dyslexia how to read, in my professional opinion. FUNetix focuses on the 44 sounds of English, helps children create unique neural networks for each sound, and then teaches reading fundamentals with a phonetic English code before introducing irregular English spelling patterns.

  2. Craig C on September 30, 2021 at 9:43 pm


  3. Matthew on September 30, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Absolutely Amazing!

    • watermanp on October 1, 2021 at 2:46 am

      Thank you for your comment, Matthew!