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Did you know that 47% of kids in this country are below grade-level in reading? This statistic was shocking to me when I learned it. Reading is a big deal in our family and my kids really want to learn to read since it is a huge part of our family culture. I have a 3-year-old son who is learning his letters and sounds right now. He desperately wants to know how to read. I like to use a variety of different ways to help him learn including games, online learning, iPad apps, writing exercises, and hands-on learning activities.
Did you know that there is a Rosetta Stone Reading program for kids ages 3-7? (I received this program for free in exchange for a review on my site.) They have a wonderful new site geared toward the little ones and it is one of the best I have seen. Rosetta Stone is a company that is fairly well known. I have known of their language learning program for years and have even used it. Their new reading program is designed to help kids get a jump on their reading skills with games and activities that strengthen literacy. Since I trust this company a lot, I was excited to have the chance to try this program out with my kids.
We have been using the Rosetta Stone Reading program for the past month and it has been really great for my little man. The program starts by letting you set up a user account and choosing their level based on their skills and abilities. You can have different user accounts, too. I set one up for my 7-year-old as well. She didn’t want to be left out!
Rosetta Stone Reading has a fun storyline. The characters are little rain drops called linguas. They are cute little animated colorful characters that add a lot to the game. Each level has a different story and has different learning activities that the kids complete. In the beginning level that my 3-year-old is doing, he is matching letters, learning the parts of a story with fairy tales, sorting words by category, and finding rhyming words.
My son really gets excited each day when we sit down to do his reading practice. We have been doing it for a few minutes each day and I have seen quite a lot of progress in his abilities in our time using it. We are planning on sticking with it for a long time!
If you are interested in a membership, it is $99.99 for a full year’s access. You can also pay monthly for $19.99. It can be used on the computer and on tablets. You can get a free download and try it out for yourself HERE!
This video gives you a closer look at how it works.