Freebie Friday – Kids Summer Camp – Reading

With the warm weather and longer days that summertime brings, sometimes kids think that they are too busy playing outside to slow down and read. Have a look at these free trials to help keep their reading skills sharp.

SmartTutor – This award-winning program for kids in grades K-5 provides over 1,500 tutorials and activities that can help develop literacy and comprehension skills in a fun and safe learning environment. All the lessons use 100% animated interactions that engage the student plus a Parent Dashboard with real-time reporting. Plus, this program also includes math curriculum with the same features as the reading curriculum with the focus on mathematical thinking and computation skills. If you have been looking for an individualized language arts and math curriculum that supports your child's learning style, then give SmartTutor a try free for 14-days.

Reading Skills Assessment from Explode the Code – With this interactive, online diagnostic assessment for children in grades PreK-5, you can learn about your child's mastery, competence, and practice needed for all foundational decoding and encoding skills. Once your child has completed the assessments you will receive a detailed report that outlines mastered skills, any problem areas and areas that need practice. You can use the free Reading Skills Assessment from Explode the Code for all the children in your homeschool.

ReadingIQ – Get unlimited access to thousands of digital books for kids ages 2-12 with this program from the creators of ABCmouse.com. From picture books to Caldecott and Newbery Medal winners to chapter books, this program guides children from one reading level to the next with its guided Reading and Lexile® Levels feature. With the detailed reports, parents can track and monitor their student's progress. See if this program meets your family's needs by enjoying your first month to ReadingIQ for free.

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