Our goal is to help your child become a great reader. Kids who are early readers are successful in school and go on to be successful in life.

 – Julie Haden

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Julie Haden, roadmap2reading

I’m passionate about reading and helping kids become early readers.  As an educator, researcher, and parent I have a unique view into how best to teach kids how to read.

My inspiration began when my daughter Bella was born and I took a break from teaching to stay home with her. Like Piaget studied his children for his research in psychology, my goal was to have Bella reading by two.  Yes, I’m a bit of a geek and proud of it!

Bella and I spent time together with her propped up on a pillow at 4 months while I tried my various approaches.  My work paid off and Bella was reading by two.

So what is my mission?  It is to help your child become a great reader.

How will I do this?  …by creating a community of others with the same passion.  I want this blog to be a forum to share ideas that will help children become great readers who are well prepared for kindergarten.

Look for my blog. Please comment, email or subscribe! Together, we will share our wealth of experiences.  Over and out for now and I look forward to sharing my experiences and hearing about yours!


Julie Haden’s businesses help your child become a great reader. Reading Enrichment by Julie provides one-on-one preparation and enrichment for preschool and elementary-age children at her office in Knoxville, TN. roadmap2reading is where she blogs for parents who want to help their child to become a great reader. Julie has two decades of experience as an educator in Florida and Tennessee public schools.  She participated in research by internationally-regarded reading expert, Dr. Joseph Torgesen, while earning her M.S. at Florida State University to become a reading and learning specialist. Julie Haden’s LinkedIn Bio