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Your child can learn sight words with SnapWords®

Many children have trouble learning sight words, and if they can’t read these high frequency words on sight, they will struggle to read!

You might have tried for months to help your child learn sight words without success. We will provide you with proven resources that will empower your child to learn easily in a way that makes sense for him. 

Find the answers to important questions about struggling readers:

Why are sight words important?

Why are sight words hard for some children?

What the resources and strategies that help children learn sight words?

Use SnapWords® and see the difference right away



7 Benefits of using SnapWords®          

 Children stop sounding out every word

 The whole word is captured as a picture 

 Increases reading level & fluency

 Improves comprehension

  Helps active children capture words in a glance

 ✔ Body motion helps active kids learn

 ✔ Children can use their learning strengths  

Questions and Answers: sight words and struggling learners

Why are sight words important?

  • Sight words are important because they make up 64-90% of the words that appear in the books children read. If they know their sight words, they will be able to read. All more complex reading will build upon this strong foundation.
  • Sight words are also important because every child is tested on sight words and these scores factor in their overall reading scores. If your child is in danger of being held back, please act now. Progress is rapid with SnapWords®.

Why are sight words hard for some children?

  • Many words in our language cannot be sounded out, and many children struggle with sounding out words anyway.
  • Many children are not successful at memorizing lists of words - no matter how hard they try, they cannot remember them.
  • The primary hallmarks of children who struggle with reading are that they cannot memorize and that they cannot sound out words effectively.
  • Most struggling readers are visual learners who think in pictures, not symbols.

Resources and strategies that help your child learn sight words.

  • Our blog is full of information that will help you understand your child’s learning strengths and weaknesses.
  • Also, our blog will provide you with strategies to help you teach your child to learn successfully from within his or her own learning strength.
  • Our resources are located to the right. You will find that we have over 630 super effective SnapWords® sight words that allow children to learn their sight words quickly and effectively.
  • SnapWords® work so perfectly for struggling readers because each SnapWords® is embedded in a picture so that the child “snaps a picture” visually of the word and its meaning!
  • SnapWords® keep children from having to memorize lists of words­.










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How it all began:

SnapWords were designed by Sarah Major when she was teaching a group of kindergarteners They were bright kids, but they couldn’t learn and remember words. One day after sounding out “help” multiple times, Sarah was sad to find that no one remembered ever seeing the word before. In desperation she asked, “What does this word look like to you?” One little boy said, “It looks like someone raising his two arms and yelling “HELP!” And so SnapWords were born. Each word was designed with kid-feedback until the first 306 words were created and refined.



"My 5 year old daughter has motor skill delaysvisual processing issues and was diagnosed with ADHD all during her kindergarten year. She struggled to learn everything and most of it didn't stick. Her teacher met with me at the end of the third grading period and said based on her most recent evaluation, it would probably be best to retain her. While reading and researching any way I could to help her I came across your website. I worked with my daughter constantly over spring break using SNAPWORDS. By the end of spring break, she not only knew the 25 words she was required to know for kindergarten, but an additional 35!!!! I then purchased your addition and subtraction workbook to see how much I could improve her math skills. Again, wonderful progress. Her teacher just completed 4th quarter midterm testing. She called me personally to tell me that my daughter has made such amazing progress, she feel confident passing her and allowing her to move forward to first grade!! I couldn't be more satisfied with your product and I'm telling everyone about it; family, friends, her occupational therapist, teacher, other parents, groups on Facebook...EVERYONE. I can't thank you enough!

Thank you,
Danielle, Madelynn's mom"


"I love your SnapWords flash cards! My son who is a struggling learner is finally retaining and applying words learned by using these sight word flash cards. I've also seen GREAT success with my kindergarten students." Laurie. 

"Your SnapWords® flash cards have changed my daughter's life. She could not read anything before we started with them, now she can recognize and spell most of List A on her own and is working through List B now. Thank you!!!!"  Jessica 

“I ordered all of the SnapWords® flash cards and it's as if a light bulb has been turned on in my daughter’s head! Usually I just have to show her the side with the picture only once and she has it! It's as if her mind takes a snapshot of the picture!” Cindy




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