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The NEW Spelling Bee!

Give kids the skills they need to increase their phonemic awareness and add to their growing lexicon. Lexile enables LightSail to provide the exact words they need and adjust as they make gains.

Have a specialized list from school they need to learn? Plug in those words and assign it right to your child!

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All-Star Features!

21st-century reading tools for the modern kid! With over 100 customizable features, LightSail becomes your child's own personalized platform specific to their needs.

Learn how LightSail’s library is tailored to your child’s reading level!

How We Do It

How We Do It

LightSail keeps your kids working with words by tracking what they know and don't know, quantifying the results, and keeping track of specific words for them to practice.



Wondering how your child is progressing? LightSail keeps track of everything, from scores to data to what books they are currently reading and multimedia they're watching. It's all right there in the Parent Dashboard.

Post Away!

Post Away!

Have your kids share their accomplishments on Social Media as they progress in their literacy journey. Let their family and friends cheer them on!

Extra Practice Modules!

Extra Practice Modules!

Whether they love some literacy work or struggle in school, LightSail for Reading at Home supports your kids in achieving their potential in our four pillars - Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, & Fluency.

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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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Parental Controls

Parental Controls allows you to relax while your child is in LightSail. You have complete oversight of all of your child's activities. The ChildSafe matrix lets you control the content your child is allowed to read. You will be guided through the Parental Controls set up, so you never have to worry about whether a book is not appropriate for your child.

About Us

We are LightSail for Reading at Home-a literacy and language arts platform adapted from LightSail Education. LightSail Education has been working to advance literacy skills in K-12 schools since 2012.


LightSail has built gamification into every step of your child’s journey. They can set goals, earn badges, use social sharing, and gift rewards. These practices make learning in LightSail fun and rewarding. Your child will be encouraged and excited to read.

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