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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
We were so happy to have a trial to Ooka island to switch up our daily routine! My daughter, who Is 5 years old, really enjoyed it and was sad when our trial was over. Looks like I may have to look into paying to continue!
Amy A., Co-op Member
I love that we were able to do a free trial first. It only took me about 30 seconds to see that it was a good fit for my son, who is 5 and learning to read. He asks to play it often, and I've noticed his reading has improved quite a bit.
Brook R., Co-op Member
I have been using this with my four and six year olds, and it has been a huge hit! It is entertaining, which makes them want to keep playing, and they are definitely learning. We had previously purchased Explode the Code, and I think this is a much better product. Much more exciting and fun, but still educationally sound.
Kristen H, Co-op Member
I can't even begin to tell you how much my kids LOVE this program. I have 2 struggling readers and one (the youngest) who seemingly teaches herself how to read. It is a fight to get my 2 older daughters to read. As a mom it makes me so sad that they hate to read. And my youngest daughter (in kindergarten), who reads very well, is watching all the negativity around reading from her older sisters.

Ooka Island has changed all of that! Each child has her own account, so they can progress at their own rate. And they are having so much fun playi...(more)
Lisa H., Co-op Member
Ooka-Island is a fun first learning video game for a young reader. If your child has completed other reading programs or games, and is not struggling, it can become repetitive and boring quickly. I may use this program in the future as the younger children were very interested in the content.
Paula F., 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
My son loves this and after a month he's already reading simple sentences. He started out only wanting to do free play but now he gets excited to start new books.
Mallory C., Co-op Member
I purchased Ooka-Island for my 7-year old son. He is an emergent reader and I was hoping this would be a fun way for him to get some extra practice and solidify his skills during the times I'm busy with his older brothers. At first he LOVED it. After about 3 weeks the newness has worn off, which is to be expected, but I also felt that we might not be getting the most out of the program. So I finally checked out the parent online supplement (Ooka Island Lighthouse). I was surprised at how much relevant information was there. I could see wh...(more)
Ashley in NC, Co-op Member
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