Reading Kingdom is an online reading course available for use in schools or at home to help teach children to read and help them learn to read better. It is designed for children ages 4-10 or grades preschool through third grade as well as struggling readers who would read at one of these levels.
Members are our crew team were able to review a full subscription with up to 3 members of their family. This program teaches reading and writing including working on sequencing, motor skills, sounds, meaning, grammar, and comprehension. The thing that sets this program apart from other online programs is that it is customized for each child, individually.
Customizing to your child is done through each child taking a Reading Skills survey when they start the program. Through this it can see where your child is at and target their weaknesses while moving forward on their strengths. Each child begins in a different spot. They do not have to start on page one and work through the year but start where they are at and move forward from there.
Created by Dr. Marion Blank, this program is affordable. You can sign up for a 30 day free trial, and after that it is only $19.99 per month or $199.99 per year for the first child with each child after costing an additional $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. Though not required, you can purchase other materials to use with the program on their site as well. These include Early Reader story books, Story Smarts for Reading Comprehension, handwriting help, phonics help, the Reading Remedy book by Dr. Blank, and Steps to Stories for children on the Autism spectrum.
There are also several free online resources that you can take advantage of. You will find extra worksheets and sample pages as well as activities, apps, books, games, and learning tips. This is an intensive program which requires your child to work at their own pace but to do so on a regular basis. It is recommended that they work on this daily for 4-5 days a week so that they can continue to progress.
The pledge of Reading Kingdom is this “We’re passionate about promoting literacy and believe that every child has the right to learn to read.” Parents can find out more about whether it would be right for their child or not by visiting the Homeschooling Page while teachers might gain more insight from visiting the Teachers Page.
Reading Kingdom also helps parents as well as students by providing progress reports including strengths and weaknesses. This shows their improvement through the course. Your child, through the individualization, will receive extra help in areas that they were weaker in while not having to repeat and work on areas that they are strong in. They give an example of skipping over words that your child can already read and spell so as not to bore the child.
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