I have personally used Reading Kingdom with a wide range of students. It provides the most complete method for teaching reading and writing that I have seen in the eleven years that I have been teaching primary students. Thank you for this outstanding program.
Catherine Smith, elementary school teacher
Reading Kingdom's requirements are very simple - a web-connected computer is all you need. Then just sign up, add as many reader accounts as required (or contact us and we'll take care of it for you) and the Reading Kingdom program will handle the rest.
At the beginning, the program briefly evaluates students' skills so it can start them off at the level appropriate for their abilities.
Since Reading Kingdom adapts to each student, the length of time required to complete the program depends on his or her skills. If a student begins at the very beginning, it takes about 12-15 months to complete the entire set of lessons. Many students, who already have reading skills, can complete the program in as few as 3-6 months.
Checklist for what you need to use the program
A computer with a mouse
A computer and a mouse or a tablet such as an iPad (Android and Windows tablets work too). It does not have to be the latest and best device. Any device will work (but newer devices will provide a better experience). If using a computer, we recommend a mouse over a trackpad or other pointing device, because it's easier for children to operate.
Your Internet connection does not have to be the best or the fastest. Any connection will work (though faster is preferred).
Your computer needs a free web browser
A free Internet browser such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Edge. Most computers already have these installed.
An adult to supervise a child logging on and getting started
Adult supervision is typically only required at the beginning of the program. Once a child has gotten familiar with the program, he or she can normally use it completely independently. In fact, the program relies on adult supervisors not assisting a child so that the program can accurately determine a child's reading level and whether he or she has learned the material. One adult can supervise multiple children simultaneously.
Students should be at least 4 years old, be able to sit quietly and pay attention for 15 minutes, and they should be able to use a mouse
(The ability to use a mouse with some adult assistance as outlined in the program's included instructions is fine).
To ensure success, a student should use Reading Kingdom at least four days per week
Contact us to inquire about our highly discounted educational pricing and to sign your students up for a one month free trial.