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My daughter has really enjoyed the Ooka Island program. She started with very little knowledge of letter sounds and now, a few weeks later, knows many sounds and is almost ready to start reading. One of my favorite components of the Ooka Island program is a game (Cave of Sounds) that encourages the chlidren to listen for a particular phonetic sound. I believe that this was the key for her. Ooka Island has many activities to keep a young child engaged in learning and, after completing a certain amount of "guided" play, children are given their c...(more)
Danielle B., Co-op Member
We just LOVE Ooka Island! My daughter is a visual learner and learned all of her letters and sounds through watching Leap Frog Letter Factory, but was having a hard time with blending the sounds together. She is only just 4 so we are in no rush, but she has fun learning, so I wanted to keep it going somehow. I tried other things but everything just seemed boring to both of us.

But she just Loves Ooka Island. It rotates through games to keep from getting boring, but is progressively building bit by bit on skills. The games teach so much mo...(more)
Natalie Eastham, Co-op Member
I purchased Ooka Island for my 7 year old son who is not reading yet and really has little interest in the process for reading (he simply wants to be able to read). I have two older sons who are fluent readers and are active on the computer. After reviewing this program, I felt it would fill two things - one, my son could be on the computer without the need for someone to read for him so he would feel like he gets computer time too, and second it would take him through the process of learning to read with more fun that just looking at letters...(more)
Jan M., Co-op Member
My three children have enjoyed using Ooka-Idland. One of my favorite things about this program is that they have to complete a certain amount of "work" before they can play around in the non-learning areas.
Christie A., Co-op Member
There are a lot of reading programs on the market, and it is hard to know what makes one particular program special. If you have a child who is struggling with hearing how sounds make words, then Ooka Island is ideal. My 4 year old daughter loves playing the games, reading the books and, particularly, earning the awards. It is a delight to watch her dance around the room yelling, "I'm a champion!" after completing a challenge. I highly recommend this program.
Cynthia W., Co-op Member
We have really enjoyed this product. We've had a couple glitches, but the Customer Service took care of them right away. Even over Easter Weekend! So I was impressed. My daughter really loves using this program, and I'm so glad we got it. I only ordered the "free trial" for my son, since I knew it would be too easy for him. And he still enjoyed playing it for a week or so! My daughter (8, dyslexic) uses it almost daily.
B. Stokes, Co-op Member
This program has been PERFECT for my kindergarten daughter. She is learning but doesn't realize it. She LOVES playing Ooka-Island and goes over her minimum time limit everyday (part of her schooling is to spend 20 minutes per day on this program). My older daughter wishes she could play as well because "it is so much fun" she says. After searching through many options I know I made the right choice with this program. Thank you!
J. Chavez, Co-op Member
I purchased the Ooka Island for our 4 yr old grand daughter. She gets bored with only paper learning items. immediately loved it. I am amazed at how fast she navigates around all by herself. She wants to "do her school" as she says everyday. She asks me, I don't have to ask her. Highly recommend Ooka
Ronda Thomson, Co-op Member
My 4.5 yr old son is obsessed with ooka island. He was already reading on a 1st grade level but the program has helped solidify his foundation. He considers the program a special treat and loves being a "hero". Their phonics system is very comprehensive and fun. It is a reward you can feel good about giving at the end of a challenging homeschool day.
MJE, Co-op Member
My son enjoys playing Ooka Island. Some activities he likes more than others (of course). My favorite for him is the cave of sounds. He seems to really pick up the various sounds there. Wouldn't you know this is his least favorite activity though. We did free trials on both Reading Eggs and Ooka Island simultaneously. I let my son choose which one he wanted to go on with and he chose Ooka Island. I would for sure tell others about it. This is a great learning tool!
Robyn, Co-op Member
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