Alida B. Bunder has a masters degree in early childhood education early intervention (through a special Federal Government Grant) from the University of Miami, and a masters degree in early childhood education from the Schwartz Program of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She has spent 36 years as an early childhood educational administrator, directing her own School for Children With Special Needs for nine years, and owning a highly successful private educational consulting business, Beach Education Enterprise before selling it in 2004.
Alida is trained in the Orton-Gillingham and Lindamood-Bell reading methodologies. Her school in Florida was one of the first in the State to receive National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.) accreditation as a fully developmentally appropriate school. She served for a number of years as a N.A.E.Y.C. validator.
As a hands-on educator, she has created numerous activities for helping young children learn to read. She is now ready to share that experience with parents.
Throughout these 36 years Mrs. Bunder has accumulated a wealth of knowledge and a wide range of relationships with experts in their fields, who have agreed to help by sitting on her “Panel of Experts.”
The secret weapon is PARENT RAISING READERS. The more involvement from parents (and other family members), the better chance your child will have to develop not only reading skills, but the tools necessary to LEARN.
Remember: “Your children need your presence more than your presents.” ~Rev. Jesse Jackson
This site is dedicated to PARENTS RAISING READERS who want to help their children grow to their greatest potential. Mrs. Bunder always states boldly: “We do not teach reading – we teach CHILDREN.”
That’s why we created www.Two2Read.com (T2R)
“My daughter asked me if I could sit with her 5 year old and help him learn to read. As an early childhood specialist, the juices started to flow, but I stopped to think. Is this what a 5 year old should be doing? So I started doing FUN ACTIVITIES with him.
He is now 8 and reading really well. I now also spend 20 minutes a week with my 4 year old granddaughter and my 6 year old grandson.
So we came up with the idea of Two2Read based on my own personal experience. It really does work!”