Reading Kingdom Review: “The progress though, is outstanding, for both new and experienced readers, and that’s an excellent thing.”

“There are plenty of online reading and phonics programs out there, particularly for the younger set, but as most moms know, whether they homeschool or not, is that they are NOT all created equal. There are times that I’ve looked into a program or app that people swear by, only to find out that it’s too babyish, or not appropriate for a grade/age, or that it’s completely ineffective as anything more than just a game. We were given the chance to check out an online program, and both girls enjoy their online reading lessons with Reading Kingdom.   This program was created for kids ages 4-10, to get them to a Lexile of 750 (approximately third grade).

Reading Kingdom recommends that the students complete the testing and lessons on their own, which generally suited us well. I like online learning to be mostly independent, so I am freed up to work with my other child. Both girls required a little bit of technical help from me to get started, but were able to do the program alone without much difficulty. The parent dashboard allowed me to follow their progress. Finally, this program does feel like real “school”, not a game. I don’t think this is a bad thing, but it is worth mentioning. Rather than blasting letters or feeding creatures, you are really learning reading skills in a deliberate way. I like this a lot, and ultimately the girls liked it too, but it’s not as much of a carrot as some educational apps. The progress though, is outstanding, for both new and experienced readers, and that’s an excellent thing.”

Meredith Napolitano

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