The Reading Kingdom (online program)
My daughter is six years old and loves school. Unfortunately, our district has really backwards policies for kindergarten schedules and she was only offered half-day schooling. She went from full-day preschool, to half-day kindergarten. This was a huge step back for her education. I actually quit my night job so that I had enough energy to attempt to tutor her for the half of day she should have been in school. To be frank, I suck at home schooling. She is now in first grade (full day) and struggles to stay on track with the expectations for her reading levels. Product was received for review purposes and this post may contain affiliate links.
I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to review the Reading Kingdom. This is a fantastic tool that has helped her get back on track. It is easy to use, fun and holds her attention. It's helping her with reading, spelling, sequencing, motor skills, grammar, comprehension, phonics and computer skills!
Plus, this program keeps me up to date on her progress and lets me know where she may need to devote some extra attention.
When she is about to login, she sees her own progress like this:
Every time she plays, I get an email update as well.
This program teaches a child to read and write to a 3rd grade level. Because the program is customized to each child's abilities, the time it takes to complete it varies. However, they say that it takes about 12-18 months to complete the entire set of components, assuming the child starts at the first level and completes 4-5 sessions a week. However, many children, who already have some reading skills, can often finish the program in as few as 3-6 months.
Chesney has been using this program for only a few weeks and has already shown drastic improvements. In fact, she was being pulled from her class daily for “reading enrichment,” where a reading specialist was helping her one-on-one. Since she's been using the Reading Kingdom, they said she no longer needs the extra help! 😀
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