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- Susan P., Special Ed Aid. Lakeport, CA.
“My daughter thinks she is playing a game and doesn't think of it as school work.”

- Denise Z., Parent. Pittsburgh, PA.
“The interactive sight word games are great fun!

- Emily H., Teacher. Antioch, CA.
“I love using K5 Stars with my SmartBoard. My students are actively engaged in learning and they think that they are simply playing games.”

- Janie B., Teacher and parent. Mechanicsburg, PA.
“The activities were kid-friendly and motivating for my students. I did not have to spend a lot of time explaining the games prior to their being able to complete them independently. The students could immediately see how they performed and receive feedback. It was easy to print the reports for tracking progress and showing growth.”

- Nancy W., Teacher. Gray, GA.
“My first grade kids just love this site. Thank you so much for all your work to help students learn!”

- Marilyn V., NBCT. Overland Park, Kansas.
“My daughter loves this site and the Accuracy displaying at the end of each game, is very much motivating for her. The previous performance results under My Results tab, helps us to identify the areas that the kid may need more improvement. I definitely suggest this site to my friends.”

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- I like the looks of the games and how intuitive it is to play them. Students do not have to try and figure out what to do when at a specific game area.

- I like that there are several ways to develop one skill. I think it is great to be able to see how well a child has done.

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- From a user survey.

Reading Tip 3: Read to learn.

  5 Best Ways to Boost Your Child's Reading Skills.

TIP #3: Read to learn.

Reading doesn't always mean hunkering down with a book.

One really easy, really effective way to boost your child's reading skill is to do fun activities that require lots of reading.

Read in the kitchen.

Whenever you bake or cook with your child, designate them as recipe-reader. Ask your child to read the directions to you while you gather ingredients. Also ask your child to read the food labels for a lesson in nutrition while you're at it!

Read in the car.

Give your child the title of Chief Navigator while you're in the car. Ask your child to help you navigate by calling out street, building and road signs for you. The car is also a great place to play letter and word "I-Spy" on billboards and store signs. You pick a letter or word. The person who finds it first on any sign or license plate wins a point. Then let your child pick a letter or word, and rotate back and forth.

Another fun car game is the license plate game. Next time you head out for a long car ride tally how many license plates you locate from different states. It's a great way to pass the time and a terrific way to boost reading skills.

Read when assembling.

Next time you assemble something, whether furniture or a new toy, ask your child to help you read the instructions. Another idea is to tackle craft projects that require more instructional reading, like model airplanes or kite kits. The more your child sees, first hand, how useful reading is in everyday life, the more they'll want to read!

Read to communicate.

Here's a fun way to boost reading skills: stash notes to your child in their lunchbox or tuck notes under their pillow. And encourage your child to write back and to surprise you with notes of their own. It's lots of fun and great reading and writing practice.

Also encourage your children to send letters, postcards or e-mails to friends and relatives. This is a terrific way to stay in touch with distant relatives and to maximize reading (and keyboard) practice.

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