Category: Reading at Home Tips
Posted on 28.Dec.21 in Reading at Home Tips
Kids always have something new to learn in school, so why not give them an extra tool help practice those new bits of information? Keeping track of those facts and figures is easier with LightSail’s Memory Module on your side. This feature is available in the Fluency section of your LightSail dashboard. As you check […]
Posted on 22.Dec.21 in Reading at Home Tips
Book clubs are popular among adults for building friendships and sharing a love of literature. Kids can gain similar benefits from book clubs, including virtual ones. Voracious young readers will enjoy interacting with like-minded friends. For struggling readers, joining a book club could spark a sudden interest in literacy. Up until now, though, you may […]
Posted on 14.Dec.21 in Reading at Home Tips
Your children have come home from school with a lapbook assignment. What in the world does that mean, and how are you supposed to do it? A lapbook is a kid-made portfolio that’s all about a particular topic. Essentially, it’s a folder filled with mini books. Each little book covers a different aspect of the […]
Posted on 8.Dec.21 in Reading at Home Tips
LightSail’s libraries are packed with books and other resources. In fact, there may be times when you’re not sure which items to look at first. On those days, make your way to the Unit Studies area of the platform. There, you’ll find carefully curated collections of LightSail resources that have been put together by experienced […]
Posted on 7.Dec.21 in Reading at Home Tips
You’re a busy parent, and your kids are always on the go. Some days, it may seem like there’s barely time for their regular homework before they’re rushing off to the evening’s activities. When they need extra help grasping a concept, you may be searching for quick and easy ways to reinforce their lessons. These […]
Your goal is to raise great readers, but in a world filled with television and video games, that can feel like a challenge. If you’re motivated to make literacy a daily habit, focused reading is here to help. Focused Reading for Younger Kids The basic idea behind focused reading is that kids read. Parents and […]
Reading doesn’t come easily to every kid. It can be hard as a parent to watch your child struggle. Sometimes, it may seem that there’s nothing you can do to help. To banish that feeling of despair, check out these five reading assistance tools. With them, you can help your child flourish. #1 – Irresistible […]
You know it’s coming. Somewhere, wadded up at the bottom of your child’s backpack, or lost among the plethora of emails, is the Reading Tracker from your child’s teacher. Somehow, among the myriad things to keep count of, you are to track every book and every minute your child reads. Every day. And then return […]
Posted on 27.Oct.21 in Reading at Home Tips
Strong reading skills play an enormous role in academic success. Kids who struggle with grade level reading lists may fall behind their peers in school. The Lexile framework provides a means to assess your child’s reading abilities and work toward continued literacy growth. Understanding the Lexile Framework Even though you may not be a reading […]
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How do I know what books are right for my child?
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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.
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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.