For Educators: The Alpha-Mania Program

Alpha-Mania Pre-Reading Phonological Awareness
Alpha-Mania Program
Alpha-Mania Pre-Reading Phonological Awareness Program
Alpha-Mania Pre-Reading Phonological Awareness Program
Alpha-Mania Pre-Reading Program
Alpha-Mania Pre-Reading Program

The ready-to-use

phonological awareness


your classroom needs.

Alpha-Mania is a ready-to-use early reading program that uses fun, dynamic, and multisensory activities to teach the first two components of reading, phonological awareness and phonics.

The program consists of a set of lesson plans and guided activities that include circle time, crafts, stories, songs, and a variety of innovative activities. A series of read-aloud phonological awareness storybooks (Alpha-Mania Adventures) complements this unique program for both classroom and at-home use.

Alpha-Mania is currently licensed across North America to a selected number of private childcare centers that differentiate themselves with unique enrichment programs.

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Alpha-Mania for Your Business


Becoming part of the Alpha- Mania licensee family elevates your programming and provides long-term success for your children and families.

The innovative nature of this enrichment program makes it easy to market to parents, particularly those who wish to be proactive about developing strong reading skills in their children.

Created by certified teachers with extensive knowledge in the early reading process, Alpha-Mania is built on sound research principles.

It is easy-to-use, affordable, and, most importantly, fun!

Alpha-Mania Multi-sensory Pre-Reading Program


 Benefits of Licensing Alpha-Mania


lessonplans    books    training    supplies    features    marketing


Lesson Plans

The Alpha-Mania program consists of 100 lessons which include the following educational components:

Circle Time/Letter of the Day
  • Children are introduced to a letter name, keyword, and letter sound through a keyword guessing game
  • Children build vocabulary through keywords related to specific child- centered topics
Craft/Keyword Discussions
  • Open-ended crafts related to the keyword of the lesson to help reinforce the letter sound
  • Stimulating discussion questions are provided to encourage deeper thinking and provide opportunities for observation during craft time
  • Extension activities are provided for further exploration of each keyword
Song/Movement Activity
  • Children sing or play a kinesthetic game related to the keyword
Phonological Awareness Activities
  • Games to practice a specific phonological awareness skill: rhyming, blending, alliteration, segmenting, or sound manipulation
  • Games to practice the initial sound of the keyword (phonics)
Story Time
  • A classroom set of Alpha-Mania Adventures
  • Suggested age-appropriate storybooks that relate to the keyword or topic
Pre-Writing Skills
  • Opportunity to practice making the letter shape in a tactile way
  • Scaffolded practice page that allows children to explore coloring, tracing, and printing the letter shape

Lesson Plan Sample



Books: The Alpha-Mania Adventures Series

Alpha-Mania Adventures is an interactive storybook series that teaches phonological awareness and phonics, and complements the Alpha-Mania program. Each storybook:

  • Features the Alpha-Maniacs, who explore five phonologically-based skills: rhyming, blending, alliteration, segmenting, and sound manipulation.
  • Has phonics activities in each full-color illustration, which allow children to search for matching letter sounds and objects.
  • Includes a complete guide for parents and educators to better understand phonological awareness and phonics.
  • Additional games and activities to further practice phonological awareness skills, phonics, and letter formation.

Learn more about the books!



  • One full-day workshop that includes comprehensive instruction in:
    • Phonological awareness & phonics
    • Letter formation
    • Multisensory learning
    • The Alpha-Mania construct and components
  • Ongoing support with a expert teachers who have taught the Alpha-Mania program.



  • Printed and laminated classroom materials.
  • Digital copies of handout materials for children.


Dynamic Features

  • Additional activity suggestions that extend beyond the 1-hour lessons to fully integrate Alpha-Mania into your curriculum.
  • Feedback and suggestions to maximize the Alpha-Mania program at your location(s).



  • Ad kit that includes branded materials for promotional use on your website, social media, email marketing, etc.
  • Your company listed on the Alpha- Mania Locator section of our website.



Alpha-Mania is priced to fit seamlessly into any childcare budget and can be customized to any classroom size.

The program is available for licensing by transferable seats not attached to a specific name, allowing you to pay for only the number of children at your center at any one time.




Cost per Seat

2 years*
  • 100 lesson plans
  • Printed supplies
  • Training & support
  • Marketing kit
  • Up to 2 Alpha-Mania Adventures book sets per seat**

*Renewal at 30% discount after two years
**Books can be given to students as gifts or can be sold from your location ($40 retail value each)


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Research and Curriculum

Research and Curriculum

The Alpha-Mania program proudly supports and aligns with the following government initiatives and research:


Common Core State Standards Initiative – Kindergarten

Print Concepts:
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.

Phonological Awareness:
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.

Phonics and Word Recognition:
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

Put Reading First: The Research Building Blocks for Teaching Children to Read
(US Department of Education and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)

National Reading Panel Report: Teaching Children to Read

Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel

The Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework



Early Learning for Every Child Today (ELECT)
(Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services)

How Does Learning Happen? (Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years)
(Ontario Ministry of Education)

Early Reading Strategy: The Report of the Expert Panel on Early Reading in Ontario
(Ontario Ministry of Education)

British Columbia Early Learning Framework

Meeting Early Childhood Needs: Quebec’s Educational Program for Childcare Services


Ehri, Linnea C. “Teaching Phonemic Awareness and Phonics.” In The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research, edited by Peggy McCardle and Vinita Chhabra, 153-186. Baltimore, MD: Paul H.   Brookes Publishing, 2004.

Ehri, Linnea C., and Theresa Roberts, “The Roots of Learning to Read and Write:  Acquisition of Letters and Phonemic Awareness.” In Handbook of Early Literacy Research, Volume 2, edited by David K. Dickenson and Susan B. Neuman, 113- 130. New York: Guilford Press, 2006.

Ericson, Lita, and Moira Fraser Juliebo, The Phonological Awareness Handbook for Kindergarten and Primary Teachers. Newark, DE: International Reading Association, 1998.                           

Fredericks, Anthony D. The Complete Phonemic Awareness Handbook. Wilmington, MA: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2001.

Gillon, Gail T., Phonological Awareness: From Research to Practice. New York: Guilford Press, 2004.

Lewkowicz, Nancy K. “Phonemic Awareness Training: What to Teach and How to Teach It.” Journal of Educational Psychology 72, no. 5 (1980): 686-700.

Shaywitz, Sally. Overcoming Dyslexia. New York: Knopf Publishing, 2003.