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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.

What types of parent support do you offer?

LightSail contains an introductory video tour to walk new LightSail users through the basics of the platform, a searchable library of help videos for both parents and children that explains each feature in detail and how to use it, an exceptional support team that can be reached at [email protected].

What types of books are available on LightSail?

A LightSail subscription includes thousands of books of every type, genre, subject, and reading level (both fiction and non-fiction) from World Book Encyclopedia, Lerner Publishing, and LightSail’s own Antares collection.

Additionally, parents can curate their family’s LightSail library by purchasing from among tens of thousands of individual titles and bundles of books from top publishers.

Is LightSail a full language arts curriculum?

LightSail can be used as a supplement to any curriculum or as a stand-alone option.

We contain hundreds of features within dozens of modules across our four pillars of literacy: reading, writing, vocabulary, and fluency.

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