Homeschooling Mom Spells Out Success with Reading Kingdom!

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Charlotte is a homeschooling mom who recently used our reading program with two of her children.  Here’s what she had to say about their progress:

 

“I was able to put two of my children into this program. First up – Nutsy. She took the Skills Survey and ended up at the beginning of Seeing Sequences and Letter Land. Part of her problem is that she is not very familiar with the keyboard. But being able to recognize where the letters are is an important skill so even though she wasn’t learning words yet, I felt her time in the program was very profitable.

She enjoyed finding the letters and punctuation. After each word or group of letters, there was usually a cute little graphic that came onto the screen for a couple of seconds. And as she progressed through the level and they began having her spell words, she liked trying to sound them out. She is excited to keep using this program this year; I love it that it moves at her pace and she can usually do all the exercises on her own.

 

The other child I had use this was Dasher. Reading has been a huge struggle for her; especially the sight words. So the fact that this program focused on those pesky sight words, (like the, such, he, be, was, does, etc.) was a big bonus for us. She tested about a third of the way into the first level of reading where, in each 15-20 minute session, she would learn two or three words. Once she would learn a set of words, there was an online book to read. Some of the exercises included typing the word, finding it among other words and filling in blank letters in the word.

The pace was excellent for her and was not frustrating. I especially liked it that before each session there was a mini assessment to see if she already knew the words that would be covered. In this way, I felt that the program did a great job of gauging her weaknesses and strengths.

So how did she do? Well, last Sunday in church she wrote me a note, asking me to hand her the church bag that had her notebook in it.

“Mom please hand me the church bag so I can get my notebook.”

And every word was spelled correctly. This is a huge step for her; if she had been writing that same sentence a month ago, she would have misspelled at least 4 of the words. We had been taking a break from her normal phonics and reading curriculum over the summer, so I know that it was what she learned through Reading Kingdom. Doing this program gave her the tools to recognize words, remember them, and read and write them with ease. I am so excited to see how she continues to improve this year, and I am very thankful for a wonderful resource like Reading Kingdom to help us along the way.” – Charlotte M.

Our online reading program is perfect for any homeschooling parents as a supplement to, or standalone curriculum. Reading Kingdom will find and fix any problem areas that may need improvement, including spelling, word recognition, and keyboarding.  Sign up for a free 30 day trial and see exactly why homeschooling parents everywhere!