Reading Kingdom Review “My girls just love the program!”

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“Reading came easily for the girls they were both reading simple books by the time they were 4. They were in first grade before I ever tried an actual phonics program. Because I thought they have to learn the phonics rules or they will never be able to spell or write. The girls quickly became frustrated with the rules that the programs wanted them to memorize. I remember being frustrated with this when I was a child. Reading Kingdom does not ask them to memorize the phonics RULES. They are so happy about not having to memorize The RULES any more. Instead they learn sequencing, sounds, meaning, grammar and comprehension. Every lesson builds on itself and before you know it their reading and writing is getting better and better. They learn to read real stories that flow and make sense. By the way the girls actually enjoy the stories. I love that it doesn’t use books where all the words rhyme. In real life not everything you read is going to have the same ending sound. Reading Kingdom’s books are based on sentence structure instead of word sounds.

Each lesson is around 15 minutes or so. We usually complete the lesson in one sitting and they are usually asking if it’s OK to do another lesson. Yup, it’s that fun for the girls!  They actually ask to do more than the required one lesson a day. They just love the program.

We were around week 5 of the program using it 4 days a week when I realized Hotrod Girl’s spelling is improving.  I was in complete shock today when she passed a spelling test. Out of 16 words she only missed one. Something in this program is working where all the phonics rules didn’t. She is also starting to enjoy writing. This week she asked to write a letter to an old friend of her great grandma’s. I read the letter before she sent it so we could make corrections if needed. I was so excited to see that her sentence structure is getting better. Her sentences flow like they should. Her spelling was so much better she only needed to correct a few words. This program asks them to write a lot. I think that all the writing is really helping to improve her spelling.

Snoopy girl’s ability to figure out words and their meaning has improved. Since she reads at a higher level than most 6 year olds she sometimes comes across a word that she just has no idea what it means. With Reading Kingdom she is learning skills to figure out the meaning of those words. She says she feels like “My Owl is teaching me and helping me when I get stuck.”

— Julie Brown 

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