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My son (4) enjoys Ooka Island very much and asks to play it every day. He loves to learn but he loves learning by himself. He does not like to be taught. But playing games and learning new things that way is right up his alley.

Here is what I as a parent like: there are no timed tests with clock ticking. Those are really bad for him as his confidence sinks and often he doesn't even want to try. I love the graphics and the voices are perfect. The songs are catchy but not too much. I also like that the praise is not over-done. Some online ga...(more)
Stefanie G., Co-op Member
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
Fantastic reading program! My son actually asks to play OOKA Island. His reading skills are already improving from using this program. We started using the program at the end of September.
Shannon R., Co-op Member
My five year old daughter loved Ooka Island. It was very engaging for her and fun. She earned rewards to have free/play time in a certain area of the game. I can see that the program was helping solidify the letters/blends and the sounds they make.

I wish it were a little less expensive. If she were my only child, I'd get the year subscription! But as the youngest of six, the money gets targeted for some of the older kids' required materials over a Kindergarten add-on. I will have to creatively teach her those sounds although it wi...(more)
Renee Easter, 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
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
I purchased this for my 8 year old son that has a reading disability. He loves it! I use it as a supplement to other curriculum. It is great because it gives him independence that he doesn't get with a lot of other reading activities. I like that it starts and continues at the level where he is capable and really accomodates his needs.
Danette, Co-op Member
My boys, ages 4 and 6, both love Ooka. Over this first month, I expected their interest to peeter out, but the difference here is that Ooka chooses the activities, except for free time which is limited. The learning is varied and progressive. The result is that both are engaged not only with Ooka, but with phonics activities in general, sounding out words they see throughout the day. I just wish it worked with Chrome!
Teri, Co-op Member
My 4 year old loves Ooka Island! He has already learned many of his phonics sounds and is eager to learn more. The bonus printable activities on their website are also fun for him. Ooka Island is teaching him much more and much faster than our traditional curriculum workbooks. I purchased the full version after the free trial ran out.
Anna G., Co-op Member
Ooka Island has worked out surprisingly well for us. I signed up for the free trial, so our 6 year old son could try it out first before we bought it. Even though he liked it, I wasn't convinced that he wouldn't get tired of it, since he was a reluctant reader (i.e., he already knew all the abc's and the sounds they make, but he did not enjoy reading). I bought it anyway, and boy have I been (pleasantly) surprised. My son loves playing on Ooka Island and gets excited when he earns free play; I love the report features, which allows me to s...(more)
Rachel K., Co-op Member
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