Monday, March 7, 2011

Teaching Reading on the computer

There are so many ways to teach reading.  From reading to a child, playing games, talking about letters and sounds, and crafts, book parties, the list goes on and on.  Now we can add to the list learning through the computer.

Reading Kingdom is just that, an online computer program designed to teach children the skills necessary to master reading.  Reading Kingdom is so much more than a phonics program. 

9 Reasons to Sign Up for the Reading Kingdom Today! (Taken directly from their website)
  1. It's easy and risk-free. You receive a free 30 day trial. If after that you choose to start a paid subscription you can cancel at anytime for any reason at all.
  2. It's the only program that teaches all 6 skills a child needs to read and write effectively.
  3. It's kid customized. Unlike any other program, the Reading Kingdom customizes itself to a child so they don't become frustrated with material that is too advanced for them or bored with material they already know.
  4. It's affordable, and if you can't afford it, you can apply to our scholarship program.
  5. It's A LOT OF FUN so kids enjoy doing it.
  6. Once you get them going, children can do this program on their own with minimal adult supervision.
  7. Join a community of successful, happy people. Thousands of kids and ex-kids have used this program (in its previous offline form) to learn how to read and they RAVE about it. So do their parents and teachers. And we're committed to fostering a vibrant community of parents and educators whose children are using the program right now and want tips, advice, and mutual support.
  8. Easily follow your child's progress with reports that are emailed to you or always available on our website.
  9. When you sign up all of your information will be kept private. Spamming is rude, unethical and we don't do it.
Click here to sign up.

Here is what I think of Reading Kingdom

Computer programs is something that my children really enjoy.  Sometimes I think they almost like to learn on the computer more than they do from me.  It is something that Katey asks to do every day.  She started out with keyboard and mouse training, and has now moved on to sequencing.   

PhotobucketI do limit computer time in my house, and I have noticed that my children have found a way around it, if it’s something educational, like Reading Kingdom, I usually say yes.  I have now realized that I am going to have to cut back on that as well. 

I like Reading Kingdom.  It is a great supplement.  I wouldn’t use it as a complete reading curriculum, because for me there is nothing like snuggling up with your child learning how to read together.  While Katey doesn’t have reading down yet, I want to be right there for her first time.   I like that it trains children with keyboard and mouse skills, as they are becoming ever so needed to know.  I also like that it is simple enough for a child to do on their own.  Katey usually does it at the kitchen counter right near me, while I unload and load the dishwasher.  Reading Kingdoms progress reports are very easy to read and they e-mail them to you.

Reading Kingdom

Reading Kingdom is $19.99 a month or a year subscription is $199.99, each additional child is $9.99 a month.  They offer a free 30 day trial, so you can see if it is for you.  If you love it, and you can’t afford it, you can apply for a scholarship.

To see what other think of Reading Kingdom check out our crew post.

{I received a subscription to Reading Kingdom for free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was exchanged.}

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