Teaching your Children to Read https://www.readingprodigy.com ReadingProdigy.com Tue, 30 Oct 2018 22:20:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 10 Advantages of Reading for Kids https://www.readingprodigy.com/10-advantages-of-reading-for-kids/ Wed, 28 Mar 2018 01:57:51 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=331

Why a book is always an appropriate gift? Because it’s nice, long lasting, has intrinsic value, doesn’t ever expire and can be a great present.

“Books are lasting friends, the easiest to achieve, the wisest advisers and the most effective teachers.”

Reading at an early age is paramount.

1. Reading reduces Stress.

When kids read, they are still and stop the usual agitation. They are comfortable and most of the times sit while reading. Their bodies are not moving, it is a break during the day. In consequence their breathing slows down they get relaxed.

While reading they cannot think in other tasks, tablets or cell phones. Because all these reasons, reading does not reduce anxiety.

2. Reading increases vocabulary.

It has been shown that book readers have a richer vocabulary, therefore for them is easier to find the best way of communicating with others, which will bring several benefits. Generally, as more they read, the more extended use of language the have. Furthermore, some books are a treasure of knowledge!

3. Reading stimulates imagination.

While reading, kids are only restricted by their imagination limits. When they read about unknown places, their mind creates imaginative images in their heads, rather than just saving images from little screens, phones or television. Therefore, the imagination and creativity of their minds are improved by reading.

4. Reading generates new ideas.

Reading encourages us to believe. Sometimes, we even begin dreaming according to the content we consume. In addition, reading gives us new views and perspectives, which the reader might not have thought before! Thus, through reading, we get fresh ideas and inspiration, so that we might try something different or new, motivated by the text that we read.

5. Reading improves focus and concentration.

While reading, kids concentrate their thoughts on the narrative of the book or anything included in the content of the book. They usually read longer than they do other tasks and unlike other activities, they do not have parallel thoughts or “other pictures” in their minds, which give them better concentration. While they advance reading, they will have more focus. Reading requires attention, therefore, reading for fun and comfort is an investment in your capacity to focus and it is consequently, a basis for successful learning.

Steps to teach to read.

6. Reading enhances their memory

While reading, kids usually have more time to think about the items they just read. Reading books offers them the opportunity to reflect on the content they read. This isn’t possible during a film or listening to the radio.

7. Reading improves their language skills.

Reading a text involves more effort at the beginning, but it is makes their language skills much better. Understanding written text, sometimes requires interpreting the elements on it, sometimes they need to find a word in the dictionary, however they usually can understand what is happening just from the context.

8. Reading gives them life experience.

It’s true that real life gives them the best experience, but it’s impossible in everyday life to be everywhere and also to test out everything. Humans are the only species on Earth that may transmit data and knowledge over a distance and through time. The transmission of knowledge separates us from all other species! It allowed us to gain knowledge quickly and develop faster, which in the age of technological progress already surpasses the limits of imagination. So mankind has been developing for thousands of years by reading!

9. Reading makes them smarter.

Books are a real treasure trove of data and fresh knowledge and are much cheaper than classes and education. We become smarter by studying books, more intriguing and attractive. By studying you will become better in communicating, you will improve your knowledge on various topics as well as rhetorical skills.

10. Reading is entertained.

Besides all the benefits listed above that reading gives your kids, a book may be a perfect gift for any occasion!

]]>
U.S Literacy Crisis Infographic https://www.readingprodigy.com/u-s-literacy-crisis-infographic/ Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:36:14 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=225

]]>
Teach your Child to Read from 3 to 5 Years Old https://www.readingprodigy.com/teach-your-child-to-read-from-3-to-5-years-old/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:09:04 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=150

If you are a person who loves reading and you want your child to have the same passion, you can guide him through this process into an environment full of sounds, colors, and shapes that make him feel comfortable and happy.

Some parents think that this could have negative consequences when trying to overtake him at this age, but it is not. Exercises to introduce him to the world of reading can be as fun as watching television, but with effects that will help him for life. Without a doubt, regular exercises will also help him get started in writing.

These activities can be done daily for a time of less than an hour or several times a week, but it is important not to abandon the practice. It is recommended to change dynamics so that the child does not get bored with the routine.

Exercises to introduce him to the world of reading can be as fun as watching television.

Some of our suggestions are:

Use children’s books where the letters are not much, but the drawings and colors are plentiful; they are excellent tools to start.

Also, another technique consists in writing the name of the child on paper in capital letters and use cardboard figures to make letters of the alphabet with which he will play to look for the same letters of his name to form it. Months later, write the name and surname of the child also in capital letters so that he can read it. In the next stage, he should learn the name of his parents and siblings. When you least expect it, he will look for words to keep playing.

Playing riddles with words your child uses frequently is a very effective method. What letter begins with m-m-mom? Once you guess, repeat some other simple words that begin with that same letter to expand their lexicon.

There are excellent dynamics online to strengthen their literacy by combining sounds, movements, flashy colors and characters that catch the attention of children. The time they spend in front of the computer or tablet will depend on the parents, but it is recommended not to exceed that time. If you strictly set a time of use, it will be easier to remove it from the device when the time is right.

Chalkboards are part of the old school, but this is how many of us learned to read and write. You can draw a flower and write “I love you” so that the moment you ask what does it say here? Together discover the words. Then change the roles and show what you want to express.

It may seem like something unnecessary or a little early, but teach him to respect the books. We know they are at an age where their curiosity leads them to destroy, disarm, scratch, bite, pull or break things, but with soft words, we can get them to understand. Nothing happens if they fail to obey initially; Every teaching process is arduous but very rewarding.

Literature for kids.

If during these steps you notice that your child begins to practice reading on his own, you should continue reading to avoid losing the habit. Many parents, lose interest and then the child do it as well.

It is not wrong if their first books are about imaginary creatures because they develop their imagination, but it is essential to have books that show the diversity of the real world, such as different cultures, family members, animals, etc. A trip to Africa (or any other region), and social relationships (camping with friends, a day at school, etc.)

“They will have time to learn to read at school” is one of the most common phrases of adults on the subject of reading to small kids. Teaching children to read before they learn at school is not unreasonable or abusive. Family bonds will be stronger, and the child will learn while having fun.

Some experts think that after two years of age, a child has enough brain development to process reading information and relate it to a meaning, so at the age of three, it is an excellent time to start with the recommended activities.

]]>
How to Develop Reading Skills in Children https://www.readingprodigy.com/how-to-develop-reading-skills-in-children/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:00:14 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=147

Reading for fun is very important for the development of children because it is something that they will most likely keep throughout their lives; therefore their intelligence and the level of knowledge will be higher than the average.

Many parents know all the benefits of reading, but they do not know how to develop that ability in their children, or they do not know how to improve it. A talk with your 3-year-old will not work to explain the importance of reading, so we recommend you follow these steps:

1. Make books familiar in your environment.

Both in your living room and your child’s room, have enough reading material of all kinds. We do not just talk about physical books; You can keep some children’s magazines, newspaper sections, mobile applications or online programs, so your child will not stop learning while playing.

2. Be the example

When you are sure your child can see it, read books whose topics you can explain to him in case he ask any questions. Tell him about the story you are reading and the intrigue that is generating the development of the story. That will spark their curiosity to take a book at home. What we advise is not to force them to have the interest; Let them take the first step.

3. Read each other

If your child is at a preschool level, while you read, use your index finger to follow the reading. Besides from understanding that each word has a sound and meaning, he will learn the basic conventions of reading, as read from top to bottom, from left to right, and so on.

If your child is a little older, when it is his turn to read, be patient with his speed and mistakes. Support him with the words that he can not pronounce and explain its meaning if he asks. After reading, have a brief talk about what he understood to estimate his level of understanding and concentration.

4. Take your child to libraries and bookstores

This trip may seem a little old fashioned in the Internet era, but it is important for your child to know about the existence of libraries and the organization and care of books, highlighting their importance. Besides from taking a tour to the children’s sections, you can show him the book order and classification. In the case of bookstores, let your child take the books that catch his attention, always taking care that he respects whatever book he picks.

Motivate your children to read.

5. Let your child make his decisions.

Children do not have to read children’s novels or cartoon characters. If your child chooses a cookbook or how to build a robot, it will be great, since not only will be motivated to do a new activity but also he will learn to read faster to understand the words of the recipes or instructions that interest him. An open mind will always absorb more knowledge.

6. Choose an online reading program

These programs are ideal for your children during vacation or after school. Many parents think that out-of-school activities are too much for the minds of their kids, but the good thing about these materials is that they teach them while having fun. It is precisely the same as if they watch television for two hours or play car races on a cell phone, but instead of developing the laziness that these last two activities produce, they will be generating a series of skills that will keep their brain active to gain further knowledge.

Here is a list of the best online reading programs for children.

]]>
10 Steps to Teaching Your Child to Read https://www.readingprodigy.com/10-steps-to-teach-your-child-to-read/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:12:36 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=143

Teaching children to read is not easy, but it can be a lot of fun. What is important in the beginning is to avoid making comparisons between one child and another, because each one accomplishes things in different time and speed. There are small children who at the age of three and a half already know how to read some words, while others of five years are at the same level, which causes the parents’ concern to believe that this delay could be very detrimental in their development.

It is not that the timing is critical, but we could improve the time in which the children learn basic words and start reading. It is important to mention that these tips have better results in children that show curiosity and desire to learn at an earlier age than the average. If the child is not curious about the letters, sounds or words that he hears and sees, maybe it is not the right moment yet. Or, if trying to introduce him to the subject feels indifferent, it would be better not to force his decisions and proceed to do different activities to gradually make him get interested and make the school a less challenging experience.

You do not want them to read as an obligation, where they have to do what we want, whenever we want and with a duration decide by us, because we will achieve the opposite effect: get them bored with reading or ending up rejecting books. Just as they are not forced to watch television, they should not be obliged to read.

1. The first step is lead by example.

Children learn a lot through observation. If there are few books at home or none of the members have a habit of reading, it is unlikely that they want to do so, because they will prefer to spend the time in the same activities that adults do every day. You should not insist that they do something that they do not see at home on a regular basis.

2. Have reading material of their interest.Activities for kids.

If the father is fond of cars and wants his kids to read about cars when is not their favorite subject, they will not be interested in taking a book. The preference of children is evident at an early age, and you should work with that, whether they are dolls, animals, dinosaurs or some particular cartoon character. The amount of text in books for beginners is minimal, but you must start with something that catches their attention.

3. Keep the books at their disposal.

It is important that books away in a box, on the top of furniture or in a room where kids are not always allowed to enter. The living room or their room are perfect places to give them a chance to pick up a book whenever they like.

4. Know the alphabet

While the drawings and colors of the books captivate them, it is ideal that they gradually recognize the letters and their phoneme so that with time they understand that it is all about combining sounds to form words. The magnet letters (those that can stick to the refrigerator) can help them a lot to learn while playing.

5. Stimulation

Any time is ideal to induce a child to read because everything done like a game will captivate him. They can practice the sounds of letters with street signs or road signs that they know, such as stop, curve, speed, etc.

Just as they are not forced to watch television, they should not be obliged to read.

6. Ask questions

It is not a matter of testing them; the idea is to know their comprehension level in each reading and the meaning they get from the story. It could be the type questions: Do you think it was appropriate what the rabbit did this or that? Or which character did you like most? Followed with why? And with those brief questions, we will have more than enough.

7. Sort by genres

When your child is about five years old, he will be able to differentiate between fictional and real, so it will be possible to distinguish stories as children’s comedy or fantasy stories; this will allow him to remember the characteristics of each genre and possibly choose a favorite.

Learning the alphabet.

8. Show rhymes

Phonological activities are necessary to differentiate patterns of reading. So teaching him verses with rhymes and complementing them with songs where the child will hear words that he is already familiar with will be a fun experience.

9. Orthographic rules

It is important that he slowly learns the orthographic rules with the help of sounds to show him that a comma can make the difference when reading.” It is not necessary to dig deeper into explanations about the past, present or future tenses since they will learn that at school, but it will be helpful to get acquainted with such differences so that he does not start from scratch understanding the rules.

10. Always have fun.

Remember that at all times fun must be present, because when he starts regular school, he will learn about responsibility and schedules for activities. It does not matter if he had bad pronunciation or confuses similar words. The experience and a constant repetition will create lifelong learning in the language.

There is no magic or quick formula for children to learn reading. Also, there isn’t a time limit to make the children proficient readers. There are gifted kids with a natural inclination to studying since they are very young; There are also those who have to be motivated to take a book and others who are very interested but have some difficulties to learn. No child is better than another, and each one has a unique approach to learning. What counts a lot is the support, patience, and dedication of the parents.

]]>
10 Free Reading Websites for Kids https://www.readingprodigy.com/10-free-reading-websites-for-kids/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:00:12 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=139

The internet is full of great resources if you know where to look. Just watch what your children are browsing and of course, set times to carry out this activity with them because if you are not strict since the beginning, the situation will not be pleasant for both parties.

Here we recommend some reliable websites where you will find educational materials that will help your children practice their reading and know new words. You can see how they have fun with songs, rhymes, characters, and dynamics without spending a dollar or worrying about inappropriate advertising for their age.

Take time to browse them and choose the site or sites that could like your child most.

1. International Digital Library for Children.

en.childrenslibrary.org

Here you will find several short stories illustrated in English and Spanish. Also, you can support the site helping with translations of texts, donations of books or even monetary contributions to improve the experience of the child, although this is not necessary.

2. Storyline Online

storylineonline.net

With more than 150 million visitors a year, this site is successful for transmitting videos of famous actors reading children’s stories; All supported by colorful and creative illustrations that will reinforce their learning and keep their attention.

Online education for children.

3. Star Fall

www.starfall.com

It specializes in teaching children during preschool and early years of primary education to read with the help of phonetics, which is why the child will find many songs, as well as a section of simple mathematical exercises that will develop their mind.

4. Story Place

www.storyplace.org

At Story Place, you’ll find entertaining stories and early literacy activities, in formats compatible with desktop computers and with different mobile devices. As soon as you enter, you will see eye-catching colors and characters that your children will love.

5. Tumble Book Library

preview.tumblebooks.com/home.aspx

Novels, videos, Ebooks, short stories and skill games are part of the Tumble Book website, where suggestions and the latest materials of the month are relevant. Includes many options and varied activities that will make you find something for your children.

6. ABCya!

www.abcya.com

They position themselves as the leaders in educational and free games for mobile teams. It is designed for students of primary education, as it offers engaging activities that will assist in learning at their level. It is a website that looks very reliable since the first sight.

7. Storynory

www.storynory.com

If your child is a little older, approximately 8 to 12 years old, you can show him this website confidently. There are several entertaining materials for them with a minimum amount of illustrations, unlike the materials for small children. There is also a section of poems and audios of children’s songs with their respective lyrics.

8. Between the Lions

pbskids.org/lions/ English

It’s one of our favorite places; Combining interactive activities with audios, songs, many colors and friendly characters. We are sure you will love the way that Between the Leons will teach your children.

Websites for kids.

9. Fun Brain

www.funbrain.com

We also find Fun Brain, a very complete and varied website that offers games, videos, reading area and even fun math area for your child to learn without realizing it. There are classic stories such as the Little Red Riding Hood and other original stories made by contemporary authors.

10. Free kids books

www.freekidsbooks.org

Finally but no less entertaining, we have this great portal with books sorted by categories for children of different ages. What we love is that you have the options to read online or download the books in PDF format for free for your child to read as many times as you want without an Internet connection.

]]>
10 Simple Ways to Make Your Baby Smarter https://www.readingprodigy.com/10-simple-ways-to-make-your-baby-smarter/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:43:38 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=136

The first years of your children’s lives are paramount for their development because despite the little cognitive maturity they have during this stage, the degree of stimulation that we create as parents will awaken their senses to begin recognizing their body and their capabilities.

A baby needs a lot of dedication besides changing his clothes and feeding him. Helping them to identify their environment at an early age and begin to have contact with textures, sounds, and figures will reinforce their understanding and will make them learn much more efficiently. There are several ways to stimulate a child, so we have the choice to combine them or choose those where we get the most positive reactions.

A baby needs a lot of dedication besides changing his clothes and feeding him.

1. Keep in touchStimulation for babies.

Maintaining contact means having a visual and physical connection with your baby to make him feel safe. You can caress his legs or small arms and say some soft words, which makes him feel peaceful and associate that feeling with your voice. Let him feel his face and his hands too.

2. Always talk to your baby

Narrate your day. While he listens to your voice more frequently, it gets easier for him to learn the language even if he does not understand a word at that time. Do it throughout his first stage, even when he is two or three years old. Three-year-olds who have received more voice stimuli are said to have a higher IQ than other children who do not.

3. Make your baby look himself in the mirror

It seems very simple, but if your child looks himself in the mirror at an early age, it will help him to recognize himself more quickly. When he notices that the “baby in front” raise his arm at the same time as him, he will have a lot of fun.

4. Reduce time in yards or cradles

Leaving child for many hours in a yard or in any other space that limits their movements is not very good for them, although we know that safety is first. Take time for your child to walk through the house (avoiding dangerous areas), whether it is crawling, holding on to furniture, or for slightly older children, walking or running.

5. Let your baby touch objects

Let your child feel the objects that are within reach. It may be some teddy bear, gelatin, cake, a comb or anything else safe, but the fact that it is in contact with different textures will trigger new reactions that will develop his senses.

6. Mention the name of things

If they are on the street and your baby is pointing to something that caught his attention, say the correct name. “Dog,” instead of “woof-woof,” or say the word “train” instead of imitating its sound, will give him a much better development of its language.

7. Sing and dance with your child

The musical rhythms and melodies are perfect to help with their coordination (when clapping, jumping, raising arms) and for learning the words. When you shake hands the moment the song says it, your child will relate the language to the meaning and action performed.

Smart babies.

8. Tickle

They can be torture if excessive, but slight tickles with a finger or mouth, will make the baby anticipate the events and prepare to receive the stimulus.

9. Build a race with obstacles

When your child already knows how to walk, he can improve his balance and coordination with obstacles throughout his room. Put cushions, cuddly toys, cardboard boxes and any soft material that is at your disposal, so he has to crouch, climb or jump without injuries.

10. Change the position of the furniture

Alternating the position of his cradle or bed, baby chair, or play table at least once will change his the routine and cause it to adapt to a new environment. It may seem insignificant, but the perception of children at that age is very different from that of adults.

]]>
How to Teach a Child to Read https://www.readingprodigy.com/how-to-teach-a-child-to-read/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:36:10 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=133

Patience and love are fundamental in any stage of your child development. Reading is the entrance to the world of knowledge where a kid will develop imagination and creativity. However, this process must be done step by step. Just like when babies first learn to crawl, then to walk and then to run, you will see the evolution in some capabilities, as long as their physical abilities allow them. The first thing that you have to observe is that your son has the necessary maturity to incorporate reading into his learning.

During this process, the brain requires both hemispheres where they work together to observe, recognize and give meaning. That is why from the age of two, some children identify their favorite toy or bottle. If you want to teach a child to read from 3 to 4 years old, you need to have large and age-appropriate images with discernible letters and attractive typeface, since the size of the regular books is very small, not suitable for this step. The first step in introducing a child to reading is when the adult takes a children’s book home and begins to read to motivate their interest. It is most likely that the kid will be curious and he will approach to see what draws so much attention to the reader.

Reading is the entrance to the world of knowledge where a kid will develop imagination and creativity.

Other recommendations you should keep in mind are:

– Only use the personal topics of interest of the child; which will help to keep his attention. – Their level of maturity. It does not matter if you are starting at three, four, five years or more. Each child is different and needs some characteristics to start reading. – Identify what dynamics are most enjoyed by the little while learning. You can modify or vary some of them, as long as you observe that they are easy to perform. – The adult’s attitude towards the child must be energetic and assertive to give him the confidence required in the process. Uncertain repetitions will create insecurity, and the child will not want to continue participating. Remember that continuous stimulation will motivate them to keep learning.

Reading to children according to their age

If your child is one year old or a little older, start by showing him cardboard pictures, as well as books with songs and do not forget to mention words. Even if he does not understand meanings at that moment, the stimulus of language will help. From little more than a year to the age of three, use books with rhymes, books with songs and short stories. From three to five years old, include alphabet books, books with songs and slightly more elaborate rhymes, as well as materials with photographs where he can recognize figures that he has seen around (animals, fruits, clothing, etc.)

Stimulating language in children.

Reading at an early age does not mean altering their childhood or taking away the priceless moments of performing other activities especially those that improve their motion skills. There is time for everything. Child pedagogy experts point out that a young child who knows how to read feels more confident and is better prepared for the next levels of learning that he will face, such as writing. Also, learning moments between mother-child, father-son, older siblings, younger siblings or the whole family will reinforce family bonds, and the child will grow up in a more harmonious and happy environment, something that undoubtedly impacts on their mood, behavior, and concentration. Trying it can bring great benefits, and if you notice that your child does not have the required maturity, it is not a problem, the following months or the next year will be perfect for him, just give him some time and do not pressure him to read.

]]>
The 8 Best Online Reading Programs https://www.readingprodigy.com/the-8-best-online-reading-programs/ Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:15:39 +0000 http://readingprodigy.com/?p=127

The education methodology has also evolved with technology and the increase of the diversity of teaching materials available to children.

You can find online reading programs and educational materials free, or you can purchase different programs to speed children’s reading learning at very affordable prices, which at the end is synonymous with an excellent investment. Parents can find reliable methods where children can learn at home while playing alone or in the company of their friends.

Research does not lie. It proves that children who work in their literacy at home have 56% greater success in school, exceeding the average school achievement in that area, compared to the rest of the classmates who only practice in the classroom.

Online reading programs are created to help children improve their reading comprehension skills and develop a taste for books. They are designed for children of all ages, and with different learning speeds, while they reach each level, they acquire a higher potential for reading and a better spelling in consequence.

They are oriented to go beyond reading learning only. As kids become skilled readers, they will have better academic performance throughout their lives.

Here there is a list of the best online reading programs:

 

1. ABC Mouse: Educational Games, Books, Puzzles & Songs for Kids.

 

This online reading program structure has six different levels according to your progress. Each stage of reading is designed by certified teachers and specialists in children’s learning so that parents can be sure that they will learn from reliable and safe materials.

What parents like most, is that children can click on any part of the page. Therefore the learning experience is unstoppable. There are not any links to unrelated sites, so kids are very unlikely to leave the website. The colorful and fun graphics will make the kids have fun instead of feeling the pressure to learn.

This program does not try to sell you DVDs, download files, software or any other materials through your email so that your child does not have to leave the site at any time avoiding the Internet risks. Their progress is always saved to give you vital feedback, but this also helps to prevent tedious repetitions as your children can continue their lessons at any time and anywhere in the world.

ABC Mouse contains a small section of testimonials and awards that they have received for the quality of their work, such as the “Parent’s Choice Award”. The best part is that you can try it 30 days for free.

Website: www.abcmouse.com

2. Headsprout Online Reading Program.

 

The makers of Headsprout online reading program describe the service as the smartest reading program on the market. Its goal is to provide parents and teachers with a flexible and individualized reading solution so that each child advance at his own pace. They intend to include early readers, children who read above grade level, and infants with reading problems.

The Headsprout reading program is available as interactive episodes, and the skills taught successful guarantee readers who will get this valuable habit for life since it will not provide them only fluent reading skills, but it also will expand their vocabulary and comprehension levels.

The materials used for this program include bright colors, friendly characters and other animated characters that will keep the little kids interested. Also, the motivation and self-esteem have a crucial role, because when the reader fails his answers, the software will encourage him to try again.

Website: www.headsprout.com

 

3. Agnitus

 

Agnitus combines research and technology for children from pre-school to third grade. They guarantee the mastery of a group of skills for your kid, like recognition of colors and forms, elementary count and reading in the section Agnitus Interactive Books, where they transform classic and favorite stories in cool interactive multimedia where they will practice their language.

This online reading program stands out for allowing the child to learn each letter through a touching device where their fingers will follow the shape of the letter assigned and with the help of sound and graphics, their memory will store the essential information they need for advanced levels.

In Agnitus children will learn music, the world, human skills, shapes, colors and letters, while their brain gets reading, comprehension, writing and general culture skills. The quality of this program has reached the creator’s several prizes in early childhood education, which show at the bottom of their website.

Website: www.agnitus.com

 

4. Readingbear.

 

Reading Bear gets your kids’ attention as soon as they see the little bear in the opening window. It is without hesitation one of our favorites because it is a free program to teach your children the vocabulary through presentations with sounds and illustrations, which much help in their introduction to the reading world.

Fun is essential for Reading Bear, as it teaches more than 1,200 vocabulary words in 50 presentations on an easy to understand the platform and with friendly instructors.

Their teaching method  of this online reading program is systematic and progressive, and thanks to the phonetics they use, children can learn necessary words in an initial phase, and later learn more difficult skills to form small sentences. Sooner than you think, your child will take the books you have at home and ask for more things to read.

Website: www.readingbear.org

 

5. Reading Kingdom: Reading Books, Programs & Activities for Kids.

 

The Reading Kingdom was created by the psychologist of the University of Cambridge Marion Blank as support to parents and teachers. This reading program provides the best tools to develop 6 skills to make your children excellent readers. Each level adapts to each child’s capability of learning and provides individualized instructions.

On the site, you can find testimonials from teachers that support their effectiveness in children’s learning. Even Dr. Suzanne Goh, a specialist in pediatric neurology and autism, as well as Dr. Psychiatrist Jeffrey Lieberman of Columbia University, among other health and research professionals, approve the development of this method for education.

The great news is that you can try this online reading program for 30 days to test if your kids like it.

Website: www.readingkingdom.com

 

6. Raz-kids.

 

It is a handy website for parents, but even more for teachers. Here, teachers have the opportunity to evaluate each student through reading comprehension tests. This website won CODiE and EDDIE Awards for being extremely useful in the classrooms throughout the country.

In Raz-kids website you can find up to 400 eBooks and eQuizzes with different learning levels for students in two languages, English and Spanish. This site will develop a perception of other cultures, and the skill t learn different languages, which will open them opportunities and will allow them to have better jobs in the future.

Website: www.raz-kids.com

 

7. K5 Learning: Online reading program and math for kids.

 

K5 Learning is one of the most popular online reading programs. The goal of this program is to teach children to read with the help of phonics, words, vocabulary and reading comprehension. It also has a spelling program with 150,000 words and an essential mathematics section.

The mathematics part includes numbers and basic operations, geometry, units of measurement and algebraic thinking. It might sound complicated for small children, but the website shows everything at an elementary level with attractive and fun graphics. K5 Learning guarantees that your children will stand out among other students who only learn at school.

Website: www.k5learning.com

 

8. Smart Tutor Education Programs.

 

It is known as a personalized online program for those parents who want their children to build reading skills while having fun. It also includes mathematical exercises that will trigger their appreciation for numbers. It is an ideal educational supplement for holidays or after school that will reinforce their learning and positively impacts their school performance.

What sets Smart Tutor apart is that aims both young children and a bit older children. Its high-impact approach focused on maintaining children’s motivation, demonstrates its effectiveness for students with learning problems, special needs, and gifted students. The level of teaching will be determined through a diagnostic test that will detect the strengths and weaknesses of your child to create an individualized program according to their needs.

For Smart Tutor, all children can achieve a high level of education and learning, only that each one requires their own time and technique.

Website: www.smarttutor.com

Take your Children to the Next Level

]]>