My husband and I are administrators in education so to say we value education is putting it mildly – we live and breathe it. But we also understand the value of getting out there and enjoying the world which is just as critical to education and creating a whole child.
So we travel alot – weekends, summers etc. It is not unusual for us to spend 8 hours one way in a car just to spend 2 hours somewhere if that spot is totally worth it. We live in New England and there is a great deal within an 8 hour one way trip.
Our travels often include our oldest grandchild and he has the same rules as our youngest children – you can use technology but a portion of that time must be educational. Grayons’ favorite program to use is Reading Kingdom.
He is in kindergarten and quite the smarty pants. Reading Kingdom offers a great educational opportunity for K-3 and uses a Phonics-Plus system. I think about all the struggles three of my children had learning to read – including his mother – and I am so thankful he has this opportunity. They all eventually learned to read and absolutely love reading NOW. But the path to success was not an easy one for them.
He is so excited to be having fun AND learning. It isn’t as ideal on an Iphone – he usually uses his Ipad.
This program is an award-winning online program designed to teach children 4-10 to read and write with comprehension at a 3rd grade level. Based on the work of Dr. Marion Blank from Columbia University, who is one of the world’s top experts on reading and language development. She has a patented approach and research based “6-SIM” (Six Skill Integrated Method) technique that yields incredible results. It is extremely effective for both struggling readers and those who are on grade level because it does not rely solely on phonics-based instruction which is fraught with challenges because most words in English cannot be sounded out.
- The only program that uses the Six Skill Integrated Method developed by Dr. Marion Blank from Columbia University
- Program is adaptive and is personalized for each child
- Children can use the program on their own
- Teaches children to read and write with comprehension at a 3rd grade reading level in only 12-18 months
- Works on any device with an Internet connection (including Windows, Mac, iPad, Android, Chromebooks, etc.)
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