Reading Kingdom is designed for children ages 4-10 years old and helps them get to a 3rd grade level in both their writing and reading. This program is designed to customize itself to each child, which makes it perfect for both the early reader and the struggling reader. When you first sign up, the child will take a placement test to get them on the appropriate level. From there on, it designs the lessons for each day. The goal is for the child to do 4 sessions a week, at minimum, for best results.
Reading Kingdom uses a 6 skill model of reading instruction. The program focuses on sequencing, motor skills, sounds, meaning, grammar, and even comprehension.
My 8 year old has been especially struggling as a reader. Since starting the program, she has taken off with more confidence than ever and I have found her reading independently lately. Both my 7 and 8 year olds enjoy doing the program. Frequently I have to tell them to get off after their session ends so we can work on other things.
Above, you can see my daughter working on one part of the program. The program will tell her words to click on in the sentence. It’s a great way to distinguish words while you read.
Here’s what my 7 year old had to say about the program:
I like learning with Reading Kingdom. I get to learn new things and type fast. My favorite part is the bird part, where the birds fly out and you have to type the word it has listed.
And my 8 year old’s thoughts:
I really like typing. I like the rocket ship part where you blast bubbles with the letters you have to type. I get to learn to type fast.
What I find unique about this program is that it encourages learning keyboarding skills in addition to reading skills. Not only do my daughters have to click on the correct stuff on the screen, it reinforces it through typing.
When we started the program, I quickly realized how keyboarding hadn’t really been on my radar for the girls yet. They really had no idea and took forever to find the right keys. As time has gone by, they are becoming more and more efficient!
Behind the scenes, there is a dashboard where you can see how your children are doing. Clicking on the child’s name in the parent account launches their unique program. Here’s a sample of what I can see for my 1st grader.
I like that I can see how my children and progressing and I also receive email updates each week.
Since we are having such a great experience with this program, we are definitely keeping our subscription until both girls have completed the program. I also plan to create my 2.5 year old son an account once he’s old enough.
Interested in finding out more? Reading Kingdom offers a free month so you can check out the program. Simply CLICK HERE to sign up for your free month.
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