Not every kid picks up things they learn in school easily. My eldest son had struggles with reading. My husband and I blame ourselves for letting him get addicted to video games too early in life. What it did was cause him to find enjoyment in electronic TV media and games rather than inside a book. The net effect from that was that he struggled in reading classes. I searched on line and discovered Click n Kids, an online-based tutorial service that I purchased when my son was 7-years old.
Each day, after he did his homework and for 30 minutes to 1 hour on the weekends, he went through the fun interactive games that ended in a quiz. We were able to track his performance using the parent tools. After going through the program, we were able to pass on the program to our next kid, who didn’t need it because we corrected our error and made sure that second one developed a love of books and reading. Overall, I am very happy with the outcome. He is a better reader and is doing so much better and I do credit this program with his improvement.
I’m joining the Click & Kid affiliate program where you can get Your Kids Reading With Bugs Bunny and Friends using Looney Tunes Phonics for Only $9.95 a month. That’s less than I paid for my plan.
We are thinking of signing up to the Looney Tunes version for my daughter, right after she completes the ABC Mouse software, another awesome online resource.
She is used to the program because it is installed in her pre-school classroom. Her teacher has several kids at a time go through the program to supplement the basic lessons she teaches her class every day. My daughter is just 4-years old, and can easily maneuver through each lesson with very little help from me. It has more than 2,000 Learning Activities for 2-6 Year Olds
She was able to create an avatar to represent her that has her skin color and hair. When she completes a lesson and gets a certain score, the software lets her pick out an electronic prize to purchase with the play money she accumulates at each level. I can’t say enough about how great it is to have these supplemental tools. I purchased a license for a year thru the Apple App store, but just discovered an Affiliate Program that is offering a deal better than the one I got. Happens to me every time! Shucks!
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Besides these two options, parents can search online for other tools and online resources to supplement their children’s learning and to help those they see struggling a bit. It’s better to get ahead of the problem before it is too late and they fall behind too much.