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We are using Ookaisland Island for kids ranging in age from 5-7. For the most part, the kids enjoy it, although they do find certain modules less interesting. All of the kids go through the same program, regardless of their current level of literacy. More confident readers can take a quiz and possibly advance to higher level books, although they do not skip ahead in the learning modules. My younger kid is just learning letters / sounds, and this program is very helpful. My older daughter reads with effort and this program helps build her conf...(more)
Cathy P., Co-op Member
I originally planned on purchasing this for my first grade son but he lost interest quickly. However, my 3.5 yr old daughter LOVES it! She is learning so much its amazing. I'm excited to see what she learns in the year we have it.
MM, Co-op Member
My 5 year old son Loves Ooka-Island. He asks to do it everyday. The sound cave has really taught him to listen for sounds and he loves the Free Play.
Selena C., 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 kids are having so much fun with this program! They like unlocking the pets and compete with each other on how many books they have read! My middle child (6) had no interest in starting to read before this program, but now she cannot wait. I actually will tell them that we need to move on and they need to stop after 45 minutes!

Thank you for offering this program.
Gwen, Co-op Member
We recently renewed our subscription to Ooka-Island, so this is the second year we've been using it. It has been very helpful for my 7 yo autistic granddaughter. Seeing her continue to progress & the joy she experiences is worth much more than the cost of the subscription. Thank you for giving her that!
Vicki K., Co-op Member
My daughter is five, and while she showed an interest in reading, she just seemed to have trouble "getting it". We discovered she is very right brained and learns best with games and pictures (a visual/kinesthetic learner). Enter Ooka Island Adventure, my daughter loves it! She asks to play it every day and plays it for 30-60 minutes at a time. I see an improvement in her reading ability and her recognition of whole words. I like the Ooka Island Lighthouse, made especially for mom and dad. This tool is used to check how much or how little prog...(more)
Danielle S, Co-op Member
I purchased Ooka Island after using the trial and because my daughter requested it. My daughter is an older struggling reader who was tired of other programs seeming what she called "babyish". When we first found Ooka Island my daughter was thrilled. She finds it fun to use but yet it is still very educational. I was very happy to see it here on the Homeschool Buyers Co-op. We are very pleased with this product and will continue to use it.
Mary L., Co-op Member
My daughter is catching up quickly to grade level. I love that there's a placement test first. Their customer service is *excellent.* I also recommend the free workbook that goes with the software. It's a bit repetitive, but it's getting the job done.
Roxanne P., Co-op Member
I bought this mostly for our 3 year old, though his older brother likes playing it also. We use it with a touch screen computer and our 3 year old loves the games and reading time. He's starting to point out letters and sounds. We are very happy with the engagement and progress so far.
Calyn Z, Co-op Member
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