Category: Reading at Home Tips
Posted on 13.Oct.21 in Reading at Home Tips
Reading is a required subject in school, but most parents want their children to foster a love of learning outside the classroom, too. The easiest way to do this is to give them online access to a selection of fun, engaging resources that will catch their attention. Reading resources parents suggest to their kids can […]
Every parent knows that scheduling conflicts happen! Trying to fit in hobbies, assignments, and appointments is tough. With so many distractions, it can be a challenge to squeak in any time to hone valuable literacy skills. Yet, LightSail has easy ways to help you buy out valuable time to get your kids engaged. Families – […]
Auditory learners are unique in that they learn best through hearing material, rather than simply reading it or performing hands-on activities. This type of learner needs extra help at times to ensure they feel supported in their learning efforts. Here are some tips that you can use at home to help your student thrive. 1. […]
As you look around your home, I’m sure you’ll see many different resources that supplement your child’s classroom education. Books, art supplies, learning games, videos, and audiobooks can all solidify the things your child learns in the classroom each day. Did you know there’s a world of online supplemental resources? There are so many amazing […]
Do you consider reading online to be “real reading”? Many quickly dispel the world of online text as “less than,” unless the ebook is attached to it. But even then, the argument becomes, “Why read digital words when you can read the ACTUAL book?” It’s time we bury that argument, because the 21st century demands […]
As an involved parent, you want to make sure that your kids are learning all the time — not just when they’re in the classroom. With these five tips, you can empower your kids to become all-the-time learners who can’t wait to explore another book or discover a new nugget of knowledge. 1. Offer rewards. […]
Language arts practice isn’t just for the classroom. You can encourage your kids’ language arts development at home, too. Whether your goal is preventing summer slide or providing after-school enrichment, look for a language arts program with the following four characteristics. 1. Books, Books, and More Books One of the most important features of any […]
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Your kids get reading practice at school, but you’d like to continue the effort at home. Despite your good intentions, you may not be sure where to start. The Lexile Framework can take the stress out of targeted after-school reading practice. With Lexile on your side, you can boost your kids’ reading comprehension and confidence. […]
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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.
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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.