Reading Kingdom Review

Reading Kingdom

We had the chance to review Reading Kingdom with our daughter who is five years old. Reading Kingdom is recommended for children between the ages 4-10 or levels Preschool through 3rd Grade. It is also ideal for struggling readers or those with special needs. I decided to review it with our daughter because I realized I often choose to review the computer based programs with our 7 year old son, so I wanted to give her the chance to work on the computer as well.

Reading Kingdom is internet based, so you don’t have to download anything from your computer, and your child’s progress is always saved. So if you log-in from a different computer they can still continue from where they were. This is a nice feature for us because sometimes Aurora would be using it from my computer and other times she would be using it on my husband’s computer. She would do one lesson a day four days a week. We used it in addition to our reading curriculum, but it could definitely be used as an independent curriculum as well because it covers everything in detail.

When beginning Reading Kingdom she took a placement test so it would have her start at the most appropriate level for her ability. I love that it customizes the experience for each child because many times they have to start at specific points, which may be too easy or too hard. Because of the placement test, this won’t happen with Reading Kingdom. Aurora did get frustrated with the placement test because she doesn’t like making mistakes, but I explained that the only way it would know where to have her start is to know what was too hard for her. Once she understood that, she felt better about it. Since then she has really enjoyed her experience with Reading Kingdom and looks forward to her lessons each day. In fact, she now looks at the lessons as fun and ends each one feeling proud and is excited to tell us all about it! I love that she now feels encouraged and excited about reading!

Reading Kingdom

Reading Kingdom makes learning fun while addressing important points like reading left to right, which is a challenge for our special learners. Our daughter also has a challenge with short term memory, so the lessons that hide the letters were challenging for her but were addressing a very important issue. She also works better when she’s not under pressure, so Reading Kingdom has been great for her because she doesn’t feel pressured. I do my best to be very relaxed when teaching reading, but the fun computer “game” definitely helps her feel more relaxed. She is actually better able to learn when she feels relaxed, so this has been a tremendous benefit.

Reading Kingdom has numerous benefits, and I’m actually about to have our 7 year old start as well! When you sign up for Reading Kingdom, you receive a 30-day free trial. After that, subscriptions to Reading Kingdom are $19.99/month (with no monthly minimum), or $199.99 per year (20% off). Additional children in your account get 50% off ($9.99/month or $99.99/year). They also offer additional resources and a store with books that complement the lessons.

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.





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  1. Krista Bainbridge
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    We have been using Reading Kingdom with our oldest too, and we love it. It is so intuitive! I definitely need to get it for my youngest, too!

  2. Mera FeatherStory says

    This sounds like a great a program. I’m definitely going to try it out with my almost 6 year old.

  3. This program would be great for my 6 year old niece. shes going to enjoy reading.

  4. sherry butcher
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    sounds like it really works esp. for special needs. Wonderful it read your review and I came away with a great feeling for Reading Kingdom.

  5. I like the placement test so you know exactly what your kids need excellent

  6. nikki robak
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    anything that helps a child read is a plus in my book

  7. Deborah Dumm says

    I like that this is also geared toward children with special needs.

  8. Georgia Beckman says

    This product would be perfect for my granddaughter, Lily, who is entering kindergarten. She’s so worried about not “knowing” something. This would give her confidence that she knows more than she thinks she does.

  9. Nicole Becker says

    My granddaughter would really benefit from this!! And I love the fact that you don’t have to download it!! This sounds like such a nice tool.

  10. Nicole Becker says

    My nephew is autistic and I showed this review to my sister in law so I know you will have a new customer with her. Thanks for the review.

    • Our oldest son is on the Autism spectrum Nicole, and he is doing Reading Kingdom now as well. He is doing great with it as well! 🙂 I’m sure she will appreciate the recommendation!

  11. Julia Cosgrove says

    This sounds like a wonderful tool.

  12. Melanie
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    I work with kindergarten kids and they would definitely benefit them greatly!

  13. Cynthia Tongate
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    Thk you for the chance to win the great giveaway.

  14. Renea Fischer says

    i wish i would have seen this sooner, my step-sons older brother was visiting us for two weeks this summer and he has issues reading. thanks

  15. Adrienne Sydnor says

    Computers + kids = reading more. I might look into getting this in a few months.

  16. Stefanie Pauley says

    This is an awesome way to get kids more involved with reading!

  17. This program looks very useful. Thanks for the interesting and informative review!

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