logo
menu

Home » Blog » 4 Benefits of Online Supplemental Reading Resources


4 Benefits of Online Supplemental Reading Resources

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 things about online learning. Here are just a few reasons to consider adding an online platform like LightSail to your child’s educational toolbox. 

1. You Can Access Online Resources Anywhere

You can access online resources anywhere there’s an internet connection! This means your child doesn’t have to base their learning around a specific place or schedule. LightSail has a fantastic platform that includes over 6000 books, audiobooks, games, videos, and TED talks that are instantly accessible anytime, any place. Online supplementary resources are perfect for busy families that are always on the go! 

2.  Online Resources Help Perfect Students Tech Skills

In a primarily technology-oriented world, it’s vital that students learn to use computers to access reading material, type, and communicate with others. LightSail allows students to perfect their technological skills by teaching them how to read material online, connect with parents and other students over a safe chat feature, and even share child-friendly content. This is a great way to slowly immerse your child in an online world and build trust in this area. 

3. Results in Real-Time

When students use physical resources, it can be hard to gauge what they’re comprehending. When you use LightSail, you have the chance to see your child make progress in real-time. This means that after they complete a book, you can see what they’ve retained. These reports can be easily passed off to the student’s teacher to help them know what the child needs to work on. 

4. A Larger Role in Your Child’s Learning

LightSail allows you to create a supplemental learning plan for your child. For example, your child’s teacher says they’re having a hard time retaining information while reading. You can then assign your child a book, create a bookmark complete with comprehension questions, and even give them writing assignments. LightSail makes it easy to play a more significant role in your child’s education. You can even use our chat feature to connect with your child over any struggles with reading! 

Online supplemental resources are the face of the future, and LightSail offers users only the best resources to make learning fun. Adding a supplementary reading resource can enrich your child’s learning experience and give them the tools they need to succeed. With a vast library of resources, LightSail has something to interest every student. 

sign up for homeschool literacy program

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Reading at Home Tips

Money back

Our 30-5-3 Guarantee

Read 30 Minutes a Day, 5 Days a Week for 3 months, and we GUARANTEE your child's Independent Reading Level will improve - or your money back!*

We're here to help!

Find answers to frequently asked questions or contact us for more support.

You can email us at

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.

Contact us