The Reading Kingdom online reading for kids program is an ideal supplement to existing curricula, as well an excellent independent curriculum.
I was interested to try out The Reading Kingdom program, my son is starting kindergarten this fall and I worry that he is not on the same level as other kids. He is still learning some letters and doesn’t show a whole lot of interest in learning. The Reading Kingdom program seemed like a good idea for my son.
Some wonderful things about this program:
- Most kids can use the program on their own after just a few lessons.
- It’s fun so children think they’re playing a game and want to practice.
- It was created by Dr. Marion Blank, Director of the Light on Learning Program at Columbia University and one of the world’s top experts in reading.
- It works with any other curriculum a child may be using.
- It’s the only program to offer customized online reading instruction for each child.
- And, it’s the only system that teaches all 6 skills needed for reading; writing success!
The Reading Kingdom is a fun, easy-to-use online program that teaches children 4-10 years old how to read and write to a third grade level.
Before you get started each child takes an assessment test to help identify where they should start in the program. I think that is a great idea because there is no point in a child starting from the beginning if they already know that information. My son obviously started on the lowest level.
Kids love video games and my son is no exception. I love that The Reading Program is made like a game, my son is much more enthusiastic about learning if he thinks it is a game. The program was great I thought. My son didn’t mind playing and my 2 year old even got in on it while he was playing and to my surprise actually pointed to the right answer a few times. In the beginning level that he has been using the idea was to get him used to recognizing letters and forming small words. So to start he was told to find certain letters on the keyboard, if he didn’t get it the first time, they offered a hint, and if the child still couldn’t get it, then the computer did it for him. The idea is not to have any parental involvement, that way you can really asses what your child is learning. What my son loves best is you get points for each answer. My son loves points.
|Kids find the letters that match from the box below|
The program is fun for him and does resemble a game. Different little things happen before each letter or word recognition. Sometimes the words came out from a spaceship, sometimes bears came out, monkeys, stars, and more. Since he started my son has actually asked on his own a few times if he could play the game.
I love the concept behind the program though. Reading is such an important thing to know and learning it can be a bit intimidating so any extra help is fantastic! It is nice knowing that in a month when my son starts school he will have a little edge over some of the other students.
|A sample workbook for older readers|
Not sure if this is for your child? Try out the free trial version and see for yourself. School will be here before ya know it!
Buy: Visit The Reading Kingdom to start the program for your child.
I received a sample for the purpose of review. Opinions are my own or my families and are not influenced by any form of compensation.