It opens immediately with a detailed instructional video by the software' s creator, Ari Fertel, who describes the theory behind Reading Buddy as well as all of the program' s features and how they work. In order for Reading Buddy Software to work, your child must know how to sound out the letters of the alphabet and how to read simple words. Where the reading buddies get together for at least 20 minutes each week for an agreed- upon period of time, either for a few weeks or for a whole school year. Typing, and speed reading software. By BUSYTEACHER_ admin 19, 408 views.