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Hook Your Kids on Poetry for World Poetry Day

Posted on 17.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Does the thought of reading antiquated love poetry fill your kids with dread? Let’s break down the poetry barrier with verses that are accessible and engaging. With LightSail’s incredible selection of poetry for kids, there’s a poem for every reader. 1. Modern Poems If your students are worried that poetry is going to be dry […]

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10 Ways to Use Author a Book with your Young Writers at Home

Posted on 17.Mar.22 in Reading at Home Tips

Are you ready to introduce your kids to Author a Book? You’ll find countless ways to foster children’s literacy development with this feature.  Here are 10 suggestions to get you started. Celebrate Write Your Own Story Day (March 14) by encouraging each of your kids to brainstorm a story and write it out. Explore the […]

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16 Must-Know Women from History

Posted on 15.Mar.22 in Reading at Home Tips

Women’s History Month is a time to honor notable women from all walks of life. Your students can observe the month by digging into the biographies of must-know women. Where to begin? The 16 women below are sure to make an impression on the readers in your home. 1. Maya Angelou Poet Maya Angelou experienced […]

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Expert Guide to LightSail’s Author a Book Feature for Your Young Writers

Posted on 11.Mar.22 in Reading at Home Tips

LightSail’s Author a Book feature puts your kids in the writer’s seat. It’s a kid-friendly publishing workshop that allows students to craft their own books and share them with others — either family members or the whole LightSail Universe. How to Use Author a Book Once your kids are accomplished readers, writing a book could […]

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March Reading Madness Tournament of Books Challenges your Students

Posted on 7.Mar.22 in Tournaments

It’s that time of year…paper brackets waved in the hallways, team ranks and mascots dominating the space between, and the inevitable “Pleaaaaase!” for the games to make an appearance during your classroom time.  March Madness has arrived. And then that spunky teacher with the Cricut cuts out and assembles her fancy Tournament of Books bulletin […]

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Explore the Past Through Graphic Novels

Posted on 2.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Are graphic novels on your radar when you’re looking for historical fiction books for kids? If you say no, you’re not alone. Many parents don’t equate comic books with academic lessons. Now’s the time to change your thinking on that, though. Graphic novels can be an incredible way for young readers to gain a new […]

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10 Must-Read Books About Ancient Egypt

Posted on 1.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Ancient Egypt is an incredibly intriguing period to study. With pyramids, pharaohs, mummies, and hieroglyphs, this era is right up many kids’ alley. Here are 10 books that are sure to hook your children on learning the secrets of Ancient Egypt. 1. 50 Things You Didn’t Know About Ancient Egypt Families who are looking for […]

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Take a Look at Top Earth Science Books

Posted on 1.Mar.22 in Book Recommendations

Earth science is a broad category, but there are no lack of books to pique your students’ curiosity. If your children have earth science projects to complete for school, they might be able to focus on oceans, volcanoes, rocks, or outer space. The problem often lies in narrowing down where you want to focus.  Where […]

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At-Home Enrichment for Your Preschooler

Posted on 1.Mar.22 in Reading at Home Tips

At school or daycare, your child’s day is filled with play and learning. Do you ever wish you could create that same sort of magic when you’re at home? You can, and you don’t have to be a professional to do it!  With just a few tricks up your sleeve, you can enrich your preschooler’s […]

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How do I know what books are right for my child?

LightSail takes the guesswork out of choosing books for your child by tailoring each child’s library to their precise reading level.

By honing in on a child’s precise Lexile reading score, LightSail can match them with books that are at that “just-right” level to promote optimal reading progress.

And because LightSail contains such a wide-ranging array of content, there is always a vast selection of books for any topic or interest.

What ages/grades is LightSail for?

LightSail’s Premium and Standard subscriptions are designed for children in grades 3 through 12 (ages 8-18).

We also have a World Book Kids subscription for grades 1 through 2 (ages 5-7) and a World Book Early Learners subscription for PreK through K (ages 2-5).

Is LightSail different from an Amazon Kindle or other e-readers?

Unlike static e-readers, LightSail doesn’t just offer children books.

Every book and article in LightSail contains 6 layers of added features that let your child experience books.

By adapting to a child’s precise reading ability, offering them content that is at that “just-right” reading level to promote literacy growth, and providing a fully customizable, rewarding reading experience, LightSail unlocks the magic of reading in ways no physical book or static e-reader can.

What types of parental control do I have over my child’s activity and content?

In short, complete control.

LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features that govern every aspect of the platform from video viewing, to chats, to what content can be seen and accessed.

Additionally, LightSail’s revolutionary ChildSafe Content Controls lets parents screen and block content according to dozens of nuanced subcategories based on maturity factors, family values, and religious topics.

How can I make reading fun for my child?

LightSail incorporates gamification features into every aspect of the platform, especially reading!

By integrating badges, goals and milestones, social sharing options, motivational messages, and the ability for parents to add customizable gift rewards, LightSail incentivizes reading, writing, and learning just like kids’ favorite games.

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