As a parent of toddlers, I am always looking to find ways to safely and properly introduce them to technology, which is how I found Reading Kingdom. The whole “screen time” debate leaves me dizzy, so my mindset is to assume they will be using technology beginning on the first day of kindergarten. The problem is so many websites/apps are either too complicated, too overrun with ads, or not sufficiently educational for my tastes. This is why finding ReadingKingdom.com has been a very pleasant surprise.
The premise of Reading Kingdom is simple- to help kids ages 4 – 10 learn how to read. The site, which is accessible via a computer, tablet, or mobile device, tracks and develops your child’s abilities and progress over six different skills sets. Parents are then able to track the child’s progress and identify strengths and weaknesses. Recommended use is four times per week, but the lessons are short and engaging enough to ensure your kids won’t lose interest.
Great, but how much does it cost? The pricing is actually very reasonable. Here are the details from ReadingKingdom.com:
Pricing is as follows:
– 1st student is $19.99/month, or $199.99 per year (20% off) with a 30-day trial. If you pay at the time of signup (skip the trial) it is only $14.99/month or $149.99/year.
– Each additional student is $9.99/month, or $99.99 per year (20% off) with a 30-day trial. If you pay at the time of signup for an additional student (skip the trial), it is only $7.49/month or $74.99/year.
You may cancel any of your individual monthly subscriptions at any time. If you are using the 30 day trial and you cancel before the end of 30 days you will not be charged.
In addition to the lessons, Reading Kingdom also offers a well-maintained blog, resources for parents, worksheets, activities, and games for kids, and much more. There is no lack of content, and it all appears to be well thought out and properly executed.
If you are looking for ways to encourage reading skills for the child in your life, check out https://www.ReadingKingdom.com. You won’t be disappointed.