Each week, we’re featuring reviews of moms part of The Old Schoolhouse magazine’s review crew who are using the Reading Kingdom with their children. The crew was offered a free year subscription of the Reading Kingdom program to help us spread the word about the program. Click the their names to visit their blogs, and be sure to follow our Reading Kingdom Twitter list featuring some of our homeschooling parents.
“I used this program with my 5 year old. She knows her letters and now to read some words. She began with mouse and keyboard training. This helped her skill wise with the computer and ultimately with her abilities. I thought the program was nicely laid out and interesting to look at for children. I like the approach for an overall understanding of reading skills.” Richele McFarlin
“We will continue using it indefinitely!! The length of the lessons are just right. Also, I loved this program because the approach just makes sense to me. I’ve used only phonics based programs in the past, and it was really interesting to read about Dr. Blank’s philosophy. I’m excited to incorporate my newfound knowledge into our reading program!” April Theriault
“I saw her confidence blossom! She asked to do Reading Kingdom instead of me telling her to do it. This was a great plus. She is currently working on book six in level 1….One other thing I noticed is that her spelling has improved. While the child is learning the words, they are required to read and spell the word several times. Repetition is the key to learning.” Angela Fuller
“I like the program…there is a nice balance between it being a game and being a useful resource. I like how it approaches teaching reading from many angles and using many different methods. It doesn’t just present the word and have ds type it until he remembers, but also makes sure he can distinguish the word from others. The program is quite user friendly for both the student and parent, and the customer service has been prompt and knowledgeable.” Julie Bickerstaff
“I think this program could really help Brennan learn to focus on all the little things in writing — things like starting a sentence with a capital letter, remembering the punctuation, not skipping over little words, etc. I’m happy every time the computer gives him the uh-oh sound for not starting the sentence with a capital letter.” Cristi Schwamb