This article is in collaboration with Ooka Island Adventure.
Ooka Island Adventure is a 3D hero-mission designed to teach young children how to read. This early literacy program is designed for children ages 3 through 7 and combines the highly engaging components of a state-of-the-art online world with the scientifically proven OokaMethod that builds literacy skills. With the OokaMethod, children first understand that words are made up of individual sounds they can hear and manipulate. Second, they learn to associate these sounds with letters and blend them together to make words, thus breaking the code that speeds them through the levels of reading development.
To your budding little reader, Ooka Island Adventure is an attractive online game environment where they navigate through the island, guided by a friendly robot named Zobot. Children encounter a variety of captivating learning activities with appealing names such as Alphabet Mountain, Cave of Sounds or Bubbly Troubly. Through play, little ones learn and practice essential pre-reading, reading and spelling skills. In the Popcorn Library, they start to read books from the very beginning, which can be very motivating. Here are a couple of other funny characters that will accompany them in their quest:
Players earn currency which can be later used to free elves and buy various items for their avatar, such as clothing, toys, and even music for the juke box. When lesson time is over, children get 8 minutes of Free Play. During this time, they can roam around the island, shop at Misty Mart, play in the Pencil Playground, or even access the instructional activities for more practice.
I encourage you to explore the Ooka Island website where you will find the Ooka Island books, free tunes and even a blog. With the promo code above, the great values below and the free 14 day trial, you can soon send your little adventurers well on their way to reading fluency!
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Special thanks to Alina from Live, Laugh, Learn! for writing this article!