So, those of you who know me know that I love getting free stuff. The only thing that makes it better is getting access to awesome educational programs for free. It pleases both the frugal mom side of me and the educator side.
Reading Kingdom is pretty rad. I am impressed with it as an educator. It is engaging (activities, rewards, and graphics) and it strengthens reading skills with a variety of ways. The program focuses on teaching six skills: sequencing, motor skills, sounds, meaning, grammar and comprehension. I was pleasantly surprised with the amount of keyboarding involved; so they are getting typing skills as well.
“The answer is the Reading Kingdom, a reading and writing system developed by Dr. Marion Blank, a world renowned expert on literacy and the Director of the Light on Learning Institute at Columbia University. It uses a 6 skill model of reading instruction that incorporates elements of phonics and whole language while teaching additional skills required for reading and writing success without requiring kids to learn any complicated rules.”
As a mom, I appreciate it because it is a learning game that my daughter likes. She likes shooting the spaceships and the fun things the cartoon characters do when she does well. Oh, and I couldn’t not mention the rewards…she loves them.
Check out my YouTube page for a few clips of my daughter completing lessons on Reading Kingdom. I was super lucky enough to review the #ReadingKingdom program. I did get it for free in exchange for review I wish it was an unlimited lifetime membership but beggars can’t be choosers. Check it out at today.
** Pictures and quotes were taken from http://www.ReadingKingdom.com