Perhaps the easiest way to understand Kindercode is to solve this puzzle. The American Youth Literacy Foundation recruits and trains high school and college students AND adults all over the country to become reading tutors. The very first thing these prospective tutors must do is learn how to read Kindercode. On average it takes a high school student about 10-15 minutes to solve this puzzle. Give it a try. Many of our tutors tell us that this exercise gives them a renewed understanding of what it must feel like to learn how to read for the very first time. When you complete the puzzle, not only will you have a sense of satisfaction for having mastered a new "secret code," but you will have a new and unique insight into how the English language is truly comprised of only 44 sounds.