Jennifer Sendling-Ortiz is a homeschooling mother of four awesome kids. Teaching them to read is among her most memorable experiences, but she always wished for early readers that reflected her family structure. So, she decided to create WeLiveHereToo Publishing and Phonics For Us!
Phonics For Us is a series of children's phonics books written for alternative families. At WeLiveHereToo Publishing, we believe that children not only need to see their families represented in the books they read, but also to see them represented within the context of everyday childhood actions and behaviors.
Jen believes that learning to read is one of the most important things our children will ever do. She believes strongly that those early experiences shape future reading behavior. It is absolutely critical, then, that those early experiences be positive. Seeing families like their own reflected in their phonics primers is one way to help create that experience.