I have a three year old little girl and just before she turned three we started using The Reading Lesson. I had been teaching her the names of the letters and she was beginning to learn some of the sounds that they make, so I thought it would be a great time to start learning to read! When I taught my son to read, I essentially created my own curriculum and found little readers to go along with what he was learning. It was a lot of work. This time around I really needed something more "open and go" since my time is more limited with two children, and The Reading Lesson fit the bill! From the website:
The Reading Lesson is an easy-to-use recipe to make learning to read painless for both parents and children. The program is the best way to take a child with no reading skills to about the second grade level in reading. Never-too-hard and never-too-easy, step-by-step the lessons teach phonics and build the sight vocabulary. We make phonics easy without flashcards or worksheets - everything you need is right here in one book.