All parents are anxious to see their children develop good, basic reading skills. SuperKids reviewers have checked out dozens of programs that focus on these skills. Can't find one here that meet your needs? Check out
other Reading programs
SuperKids has reviewed.
Reading Detective Beginning [for grades 3-4] from CriticalThinking Co., is one of the best programs we have seen for teaching reading comprehension skills. But successful completion, will require adult authority for all but the most driven young students.
Language Arts Review 3a - Advanced Level with Sports [for ages 7 and up] from Help Me 2 Learn, is focused on advanced language arts, including: Word Families and Patterns, Syllables, Antonyms and Synonyms, Homophones and Homographs, Classifying and Sorting, Prefixes, Root Words, Suffixes, Reading Comprehension Strategies, and Spelling.
Sight Words with Samson [for ages 4 to 7] from Knowledge Wand, is a reading program that teaches kids to recognize 224 of the most common words in the English language without sounding them out... to recognize them by sight.
Reader Rabbit's Reading 6-9 [for ages 6 to 9] from The Learning Company, is a must-have program for early readers, that uses a carefully sequenced learning progression.
Clue Finders Reading Adventures [for ages 9 to12] from The Learning Company, is a solid reading comprehension builder for older students, cast in an arcade game style program.
3D Froggy Phonics [for ages 4 to 8] from Ingenuity Works, systematically introduces the user to each of the letter sounds, and drills evolving skills through a series of fun games and activities.
Stories & More - Animal Friends [for ages 5 to 7] Combines beloved children's books with a variety of thought provoking activities to introduce kids to the delights of literature while strengthening their developing reading and reading comprehension skills.
Phonics Voyage [for ages 4 to 10] from Arrow Educational Products, does a thorough job of presenting and drilling early reading skills using a pirate theme that may appeal to boys.
Leap into Language 1 [for ages 4 to7] from INNOVA Multimedia , is designed to teach early reading skills. Slow, focused approach will work best for serious, motivated learners, but not with children with short attention spans.
Reading Blaster Ages 7-8 [for ages 7 to 8] from Knowledge Adventure, is designed to drill reading skills of students in the first and second grades. It combines arcade-like fun with a variety of reading drills. It's not wildly unique, nor is it enormously appealing, but as an enjoyable way to help kids solidify their skills, it's quite adequate.
My Reading Coach [for ages 7 to adult] from Mindplay, is aimed at the serious (and mature) students who need instruction in reading proficiency. Older students in need of remedial work may find it helpful.