***I received this program for free in exchange for an fair review as part of the Gabby Moms review program.***
Today's review item is Reading Kingdom. I've discussed before my dislike for web-based reading programs so I won't go into that again. With that said, they must be very special to get this mommy's approval.
Designed for children ages 4-10, this program claims that it will help your children read at a 3rd grade level.
We didn't use it that long. lol
I will say that at this short season of my life (moving), this was a blessed product to review. Bear could work on reading and I could feel that I was helping to contribute to his education while I packed.
To begin, the student takes a series of assessment tests. The program is very easy to use. You can choose a "virtual" keyboard from the screen or use the keyboard on your computer. Bear had no problem using it (Bear is 5.5). After the assessment, the program determines at what sequence to start the student.
While colorful, the graphics aren't perfect. The voice kinda got on my nerves after a while, but Bear didn't seem to mind it, and I could be hyper-sensitive (since I'm on a tight rope anyway). Progress reports are sent to my email so I can see how he is doing (I loved this part since I don't sit with him while he plays) and I can always access the program if I feel I need to.....I didn't.
Bear asks to play the game so that is a big plus. I would encourage you to go to www.readingkingdom.com and enroll for a free 30 day trial because I am unusually hard on games like this.
Also, from June 24-28 you can go to Lorrie Flem's blog - Randy's Rib to register to win a free 6-month subscription. That would give YOU lots of time to try it out.