Save $81 on our Premium annual subscription. Ends Sept 30. Learn More
Save $81 on our Premium annual subscription. Ends Sept 30. Learn More
menu

Home » Blog


Our blog

What Is Developmental Dyslexia?

Posted on 6.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

Is it just dyslexia? Dyslexia is a language-based disorder affecting reading.  The underlying cause of dyslexia is a weakness that lies in the phonological part of the language system.  Our phonological skills allow us to hear and understand the sounds that make up our spoken language.  They let us manipulate these sounds and then relate […]

Continue reading »

What is Orthographic Processing?

Posted on 5.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

And What Does it Have to Do with Dyslexia? Orthographic processing has to do with instant word recognition.  It allows us to look at a word like “said” and know what it is.  It allows us to know when a difficult word like “license” is misspelled.  We process these chunks of information visually with orthographic […]

Continue reading »

How Can Color Help a Child Who Has Dyslexia?

Posted on 4.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

1. About Dyslexia Dyslexia is a language disorder where phonology is impacted.  Children who have dyslexia have difficulty learning to read due to this underlying phonological difficulty.  While this difficulty with phonological skills interferes with decoding, it does not interfere with the other language skills.  This is why bright children with strong language comprehension can […]

Continue reading »

How to Choose a Dyslexia Reading Program for Your Child

Posted on 4.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

When looking for a reading program for your child you may be overwhelmed by the choices! There are a lot of different reading programs out there. However, it’s important to know that there are evidence-based strategies and programs specifically designed for children with dyslexia that are different from those used for children with other reading […]

Continue reading »

Managing Your Child’s ADHD at Home

Posted on 1.Oct.21 in ADHD

Children with ADHD have great strengths, but also challenges that can impact your family at home. That is because attention, and the executive functioning skills ADHD affects, are important for a lot of different daily tasks, from getting to school on time and completing chores, to managing relationships with siblings. The below suggestions are designed […]

Continue reading »

ADHD Forgetfulness

Posted on 1.Oct.21 in ADHD

ADHD forgetfulness in kids is a common symptom that is associated with the disorder. It can present many difficult challenges for the individual, their parents and teachers. Forgetting to complete their daily tasks, chores and homework assignments can bring frustration and cause the student to struggle in school. Here are some tips to help a […]

Continue reading »

How Important Is the Alphabet?

Posted on 1.Oct.21 in Dyslexia

What Parents Need to Know to About Dyslexia and the Alphabet Dyslexia is based in the phonological system of the brain. Dyslexia causes difficulty with the phonology of language, also known as the sound system of language. When a child has difficulty with their phonological system, they don’t understand how language can be broken into sounds or […]

Continue reading »

Famous People with ADHD

Posted on 27.Sep.21 in ADHD

When an individual with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder learns to cope with their symptoms caused by their diagnosis, they can unlock unmatched potential that can allow them to achieve their goals. Throughout history, there have been many accomplished individuals that have displayed ADHD symptoms. Lightsail has an abundance of online books about famous individuals. Children with […]

Continue reading »

Identifying and Managing ADHD in Teen Girls

Posted on 27.Sep.21 in ADHD

ADHD is slightly less common in girls than boys, 12.9% of boys are diagnosed with ADHD compared to 5.6% of girls.1 However, part of this discrepancy may be that girls are often mis-diagnosed or diagnosed later than boys.2 Part of the reason is gender bias, ADHD is more associated with boys than girls. Also, symptoms […]

Continue reading »

1 2 3 5
Money back

Our Pledge

We guarantee that if your child reads on LightSail for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, for 90 days that their Lexile® level will improve. If it doesn’t, we will give you 100% of your money back.

Why Children Love LightSail

Come see what parents of struggling readers have to say about LightSail.

We're here to help!

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

You can email us at

[email protected]

How many parent accounts are included with a childs license?

Every family account includes 2 parent accounts

I am part of a homeschool group and we share teaching responsibilities. How can I access those accounts?

LightSail has created a Teacher/Coach role that can connect with multiple accounts. This is available as an add-on purchase. This account acts as additional parent with full teacher control to all connected accounts.

Is your platform only Faith-Based?

LightSail is available for both Faith-Based and Non Faith-Based families. A parent can choose to allow Faith-Based content or hide Faith-Based content including Library Collections and Lesson Plans. LightSail has created hundred of Faith-Based and non Faith-Based Library Collections, Bookmarks, Quotations, and Lesson Plans.

If I want to purchase a book with your E-Commerce store, do I have to buy a copy for each license I purchased?

No, when you purchase a book using our E-Commerce store you only need to purchase 1 copy for your entire family. Your purchase includes unlimited checkouts.

How does LightSail’s childsafe protection work?

At LightSail, a parent’s ability to oversee their child’s online experience and align it with their faith and values is of the utmost importance. To this end, LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features and never-before-seen ChildSafe Content Controls giving parents ultimate peace of mind.

These content controls contain dozens of nuanced subcategories for potentially objectionable material based on both maturity and religious factors. Then, it shows parents if a book contains a reference to any of those subcategories and allows them to block or allow single titles or entire subcategories for each child individually. Our ChildSafe Content Controls offer unprecedented insight into and control over the content your children consume without the need to read every book in advance.

  • Block or allow individual pieces of content.
  • Block or allow entire subcategories of content.
  • Require a child to request parental approval before opening entire subcategories of content.
  • Block, allow, or require requesting parental approval for all Classics library content.
  • Block or require requesting parental approval for all unrated content.

Click here to learn more about all of our parental controls.

About Us

We are LightSail for struggling readers - a complete language arts platform built on the shoulders of LightSail Education, advancing the literacy skills of struggling readers through individualized, evidence-based strategies and content.

Contact us