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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
My 6-year old reluctant reader enjoys this program. I like that there are online workbook materials that we can print and use off-line too. The program took a long time to install, will not run on our 7-year old computer, and has very slow choppy graphics on our 1-year old computer. Probably a new high-end computer would work better. My daughter doesn't seem to mind the slow graphics though.
Laurie, 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
I have used Ooka Island with my two girls who are 6 and 4 now. I am currently on my third annual subscription. My girls couldn't get enough of it! They loved the captivating graphics and themes. Their favourite learning game is Alphabeth Mountain. The least liked was The Cave of Sounds. Overall, a great programme.
Jide, Co-op Member
WE have loved this program. My 5 year old twins ask to play it all the time. It is probably the best program I have found for introducing so many different steps to learning to read. It covers letter sounds, letter identification, sight words, consonant blends and vowel blends, reading comprehension, and more. I was a little nervous about the price but it was well worth it and I would definitely do it again.
Christina, 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
This program has really helped my 4 year old daughter out! We were having a hard time with sounding words out, but she has progressed fast after just a week of playing, maybe an hour a day! She finds it enjoyable enough that i usually have to convince her it is time to do something else. We tried a free trial from a very well known reading program, she liked it as well but it offered endless "free time" in their playroom, where as ooka island has "free play" but it is timed and then back to learning games! In all we both enjoy it, and i recomm...(more)
R. Tobiassen, Co-op Member
We love Ooka Island as part of our homeschool curriculum! We are using it for our pre-k son who just turned 5. He would sit and "play" Ooka Island for hours if I let him. My older daughter, age 7, is jealous that he gets to play the game and she does not. My younger daughter, age 2, loves to watch him play and mimics the sounds (which is a super big side-bonus because she is significantly speech delayed due to cleft lip/palate). Although my son is still in a pre-reading category, he is definitely able to answer questions about sounds and le...(more)
Nicole Renee, Co-op Member
We purchased Ooka-Island through a GroupBuy. My 5 yr old loves it! At first she was frustrated because she couldn't play in the playground when she wanted but once she got used to the rotation she was fine with that. I like the idea that they have to finish their lessons before being able to have free play but I wish the time she spends in the store would not count as free play. (Maybe it doesn't have to but we haven't figured it out yet.) I am very happy with Ooka-Island!
Kris T., 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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