Reading Kingdom is a monumental work that gives families a simple, straightforward and time-tested approach. —Dr. Jeffrey A. Lieberman, Columbia University
Reading Kingdom is the fun way to teach your child how to read! The online program teaches students to read and write with comprehension to a 3rd grade level. Reading Kingdom's innovative techniques are extremely effective because they are based on a new "Phonics-PLUS" model of reading instruction. Now into my 12th year of homeschooling I see the value in teaching children phonics. Though a great reader, I never learned phonics, but was taught how to read by sight. This is so ineffective. It caused challenges in college as I was introduced to new words. They took me longer to decode than if I had an understanding of basic phonetic rules. Now that I learned the rules along with my older kids, reading challenging material is a breeze.
I used Reading Kingdom close to ten years ago when I was teaching my older two how to read. You can read my former Reading Kingdom review here
. The ones referenced in that review are now strong, independent readers, which Reading Kingdom helped along!
- Super easy and fun to use
- Works on any computer or tablet with an Internet connection (including Windows, Mac, iPad, Android, Chromebooks, etc.)
- Research-based and incredibly effective
- Program is personalized for each student
- Includes versions for ELL students and students 11+
Now that I have tried it again with my younger two, I am equally as pleased. The methods are just as effective as they were ten years ago and the games are still engaging. My kindergartener and second grader love the little owl mascot, the dancing flowers, and the interactive games that help focus on different sounds. The lessons are perfect for a child that thrives on routine. They know exactly what to expect, even though the content increases in difficulty as you move through the lessons.
If you are looking for a quality educational program to gently introduce to your children to in 2023, Reading Kingdom is the way to go. Add it to your current homeschool schedule or try it as a remedial reading program. It is smart and effective and kids love it!