Making reading fun with Reading Kingdom - review

Personally, I love to read. From elaborate story lines to in depth characters, my time escaping into the pages of a book is enjoyable. Unfortunately  my son did not get my reading gene. Asking him to sit down with a book is like asking him to run for an hour non-stop. There is the complaining, whining and  stomping of the feet. For him, reading is considered a punishment. 

I know that part of his resentment towards reading is he has difficulty with the subject. I try to find the right balance between encouragement and requirement. No matter how much he fights the subject, reading will always be part of his life. Finding a way to achieve in a subject that isn't his favorite will help him. Luckily, I have found a new way to make his least favorite subject more palatable. 

Reading Kingdom is a online reading resource that assists kids in their reading development. Recommended for ages 4-10, this program teaches kids to read and write to a third grade level. Based on the work of Dr. Marion Blank from Columbia University, the teaching technique, 6-SIM (Six Skill Integrated Method), can produce measurable results, even in kids who say reading isn't their favorite subject.

My son has been using the Reading Kingdom program. The biggest compliment that I can say about this program is that he wants to use it. From the child who will avoid a book like a bowl kale, my son asks to use this program. He will even sit for longer than his 30 minutes of reading time.

What I like about the program is that each step is rewarded. By breaking the concepts into simple, manageable goals, my son was able to stay engaged and encouraged. Each step is built on the previous level, which reinforces the learned concept. Plus, the topics and tasks are almost game like. My son doesn't think of the whole process as school work, rather it is a fun way to accomplish his daily reading requirements.

Right now, parents can sign-up for a FREE 30 day trial at After the trial, the website costs $19.99 a month or $199 a year for a single reader. 
Parents can track your child's progress but the child can navigate the program on his own.

Stop the reading struggle in your house. Turn into the Reading Kingdom and put your child on track to reading success.

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

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