Looking for information about online reading programs? These online programs are great supplements for in person reading instruction and are a great tool to have in your learning tool belt!
Let's talk about online reading programs. As a teacher, programs like these were a supplement that I always suggested to parents. In addition to reading aloud at home together. Technology can be a great tool to add to your own at home practices or classroom work. Does an online program replace the benefit of reading a book with your children? Or practicing sounds and phonics skills? Not all together….but it's a great addition.
These are all online reading programs that I personally used, suggested as a classroom teacher and have tried with my own daughter. If you are looking for some great at home options…..each of them is something I recommend!
The Best Online Reading Programs
ABC Mouse (ages 2-8): ABC Mouse is a phonics based program with both a web and app based option. It's great for practicing sounds and blending. There is also a free program for teachers. I used this as an independent station in my first grade classroom. It's a great tool to practice sounds and letter knowledge! I'd suggest this for beginning readers or children still working on sounds.
Price: $9.95 per month, Special offer $49.95 for a year
Reading Eggs (ages 2-13): Reading Eggs is a great option for older kids who are reading fluently. They have programs that practice letter and sound awareness, but also comprehension programs (which are harder to find).
Price: $89 for a family plan (includes up to 4 children), $9.95 a month for single child access, $59 a year for a single child account
Hooked On Phonics (ages 3-8): Hooked on Phonics is a great online reading program for….kids working on phonics (sounds and putting them together to make words). This program comes with supplemental materials (a workbook) but can also be done as a stand alone online program. You can use the app and computer portion with up to three kids (they each get their own account) but will receive one workbook for each membership. This has both app and website access.
Price: $6.99 for one month, $39.99 for one year, $49.99 for lifetime access
Leapfrog Academy: We've talked about Leapfrog Academy for years, this app is a great option for preschoolers to early elementary. I love that it is super kid and user friendly and practices skills that will get children kindergarten ready. Leapfrog also makes a ton of reading tools and books (you can shop those here on Amazon) but this is a great web based option.
Price: app is free, in app pricing is $7.99 a month
Have you used any of these online reading programs? Which is your favorite?