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Let LightSail Track Reading For You!

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 it, signed, so you can get another.  

It’s a never-ending cycle designed to help your child improve their reading skills.

Why Use Other Reading Trackers?

There are many gadgets, gizmos, and reading tracker apps to help parents track their child’s reading.  Perhaps, you’ve even used some.  

But what happens when your child forgets to hit start (or stop) on the special bookmark timer you purchased? Or loses it entirely?  And do you really want the hassle of another app? One that still requires your time to input information?

Don’t you wish, just for a minute, you could set your child free to read and not worry about recording book titles and tracking reading minutes?

With LightSail, you can do exactly that!

LightSail Automatic Reading Tracker

When your child chooses a book from LightSail’s expansive digital library, LightSail automatically begins tracking.  From the title of the book to the number of minutes spent reading, it’s all there.

When it’s time to account for minutes read, just download and print the report.  Information is also available in real time to ensure your child is doing their reading.  No worrying about lost minutes or forgotten book titles.  No information to input into a reading tracking app.  

LightSail offers simplicity so your child can read without the stress of “keeping track.”

More than a Reading Tracker

While LightSail’s automatic reading tracker is an awesome feature, it’s only the stepping stone to a great experience.

Features like Power Texts and Lexile score tracking make LightSail even more beneficial.  

Let your kids explore the library of over 100K books, audiobooks, and multimedia resources, improving their reading skills with each book, while LightSail does the tracking for you.

And you can take a sigh of relief knowing that it’s one less thing you need to remember.

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Posted on 11.Nov.21 in Reading at Home Tips

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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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