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Our App + Practice Packs program follows a Learn > Practice > Read approach, so you'll see headers on each Practice Pack workbook page that match these phases of the process. There are notes at the beginning of workbook sections that state, for example: "Complete the first lesson in Step 1 of the App, then return to this page...etc." We suggest completing each App step before starting the corresponding pack section.
Then, have your child work through the workbook until they reach a page that actively prompts you to take out and use a physical book on a page titled "Read". You can read the book together (for Pre-readers) or your child will read it all on their own in the Learn to Read section (hooray!). Some sections will include more review than others, and you'll know it's time to return to the App when you come to the next Learn section, with another text prompt as mentioned above directing you back to the App.
We suggest you sit with your child for a session of about 15-20 minutes at first, and see how much they are able to work through in one sitting, to help you gauge how best to break up each session between the App and packs. You’re the expert on how long your child can focus without becoming frustrated or overwhelmed.
Please reach out for additional strategies, tips and suggestions. We’re here to help!