Reading Kingdom Review: Whether you are starting out with reading, or just wanting some assistance helping your early elementary student, Reading Kingdom is a fantastic resource.
For the past several weeks, my second grader and I have been reviewing Reading Kingdom. This online reading program for kids in K-3 and was both easy to use and fun for my son. Most days he was asking to either get started with this program or to complete another lesson. Rarely do I have to say, “no more school work” but with this particular program it became a regular occurrence.
Daily he would ask to work on the lessons. And even though to him it was fun and more like a game, he was working and learning, improving his reading and spelling skills.
Reading Kingdom recommends that students use the program an average of 4-days per week. This allows for retention of skills rather than simply completing a bunch of lessons.
It also allowed me to tell my son “no more today” because most days he wanted to do more than one!
Weekly I would check his progress report, a detailed explanation of how he was doing in each lesson. These reports made it easy for me to see how he was progressing through the program. However, I could tell just by watching and listening to him as he worked through each days lesson and word that he was learning and applying new skills.
Through a variety of activities, he was learning a new word with each lesson. Each lesson gave him the opportunity to see, read, and type the word as well as some variations of the word (such as plurals). This process of seeing, hearing, reading, and spelling out the word allowed him to learn them quickly and feel really good about his progress.
At the end of each lesson, we would check for his progress. My son is quite competitive in nature and he sure loved seeing “excellent performance” (represented by the gold trophy) on his daily check.
Whether you are starting out with reading, or just wanting some assistance helping your early elementary student, Reading Kingdom is a fantastic resource. The program is written to children in a way they can understand and needs very little parental involvement or oversight. This program was easy to use, enjoyable for my son, and has really helped him increase both his reading and spelling skills. For us, Reading Kingdom is a program that we will continue using.
– Kelly Warner
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