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ClickN READ Phonics Testimonials

Debra Bond, Parent, Duarte, CA

"Well, my just turned 4 1/2 daughter is reading at a high 3rd grade level due all to your program. She is reading chapter books and is so proud that today she got to her 100th lesson. The program is short enough to keep young ones attention. We started her only 7 months ago and because of the program she spells, writes fluently and loves it. Learning has just been fun. Easy, fun, quick and packed with everything that she needed to get to a 3rd grade level and is not even starting Kindergarten for 6 more months. The head start she has gotten is unbelievable all with only 15-20 minutes of fun a day. Thank you."

Ralph Schick, Teacher, Berry Elementary, Detroit Public Schools, MI

"ClickN READ Phonics is one of the most effective reading programs I have used as a urban public school teacher for students from kindergarten to sixth grade as well as special needs students."

"The key to an effective teaching pedagogy is to find a product that can hold the attention of students over time. ClickN READ Phonics is a very engaging web product that students love to use. They immediately know what to do because the students are given clear, simple directions that they can follow. The consistency of the lessons provides a clear path for the students to follow year after year. Whether students are on grade level or two or three years behind, this product appeals to all learners. This product provides the successful learning experience all children need to succeed in learning to read fluently."

"I have had some students use the program from kindergarten through third grade. They love the continuity of being able to pick up where they left off from the previous school year. My first student to finish all 100 lessons was a special needs student who would use the web site in the computer lab and in his classroom. I highly recommend this product to any teacher or parent who is serious about providing a solid reading foundation."

Linda Pine, Parent, Kuwait

"I use this program for my daughter (4 years old) who is in Reception (British curriculum). It's amazing how my daughter improved her phonics. At the beginning of her semester she was weak and then I searched online and your program was there with excellent comments and I decided, why not to give a try? I don't regret at all that I bought your great program. My daughter is one of the best readers in the class now. Thank you again for your wonderful program! "

Tammy Tomson, Parent, Mercer, PA

"I just tossed Hooked On PhonicsR in the good will box and we LOVE ClickN READ Phonics. I have recommended ClickN READ Phonics to my sons online kindergarten. It is a big public online school system in Pennsylvania and 8 other states."

Cayla Maraist, M.Ed, Parent, Gainesville, FL

"OUTSTANDING!!! I am a stay at home mom and have a Masters Degree in Elementary Education. My son, who just turned five, has been using the program for only four months and he has had an incredible amount of improvement in his reading ability! The lessons are engaging, research based, and can be benefit all types of readers! You can jump ahead or slow down, but most of all you can sit back and let your child experience the success of reading regardless of his or her ability."

"One thing that I do to get my son to do the lesson is just turn it on and turn up the volume! Hearing ClickN READ, he then comes running into the room saying, "Hey! That's my game!" I am writing this because I feel like I owe something back! Thank you for the gift of reading!!!!"

Frank J. Nosal, Educational Technologist, US Dept of Defense Elementary School, Germany

"ClickN READ Phonics has proven to be a viable online remediation tool which is closely linked to the DoDEA reading and language arts curriculum. The results of the program have been remarkable. The average school gain on the Scholastic SRI test scores was +119 points. Students who significantly used ClickN READ Phonics on average scored +18 points higher than the average school gain."

"ClickN READ Phonics program helps students practice necessary reading and language arts skills. Since the program is distributed over the Internet there is little technical support needed to administer the program. Teachers and parents are kept informed on the progress of their students by online assessment reports for each student. Students are highly motivated when they use ClickN READ Phonics. When students use the ClickN READ Phonics program, little intervention from the teacher is needed."

Diane Hall, Homeschool Parent, Clarksville, FL

"My son is 6, and I had been struggling to teach him phonics. We were getting nowhere until someone suggested this program. Within the first week, he began to blend his sounds and read words! I have recommended this program to all my friends with young children. As homeschoolers, this program is a necessity!"

(Update) "My son bounced up and down and had a great time with the new animations. It encouraged me to see him excited again. I purchased this program at the beginning of the year out of sheer desperation. I was getting nowhere with my child in teaching him his phonics and to read."

"Within the first week he was getting his phonics down and he is reading small books completely to me now! I have been an advocate for your program since I purchased it and told others it was the best program ever. How can you improve on something that was the best? You did it! I'm totally impressed with the program, and even more satisfied with customer service. You don't often find a company that is truly dedicated to its customers. I appreciate that in you. Keep up the good work, My son is!!! "

Liz Sedley, Parent, Uxbridge, UK

"My eldest child is 7 and struggling to learn to read. I was desperate to do something I to help him. After researching lots of programmes I decided to try the ClickN READ Phonics programme. I decided to use it because the sample lessons looked good, it was reasonably priced, was online, didn't require me to learn phonics in order to teach him - and I had to try something."

"I was concerned that it wouldn't be helpful for him because of his dyslexia. Dyslexics often have trouble learning to read phonetically."

"I am very impressed with it. After 2 months on the programme his reading age has improved by 6 months. Plus, I now know enough about phonics to help him sound out words."

Lori Aldrich, Homeschool Parent, Dearborn Heights, MI

"I am a homeschooling mother of seven. Three of our children are dyslexic. Needless to say, we have used several different approaches when teaching our children to read. Our youngest child spent four discouraging years struggling with wanting to read, but not being able to put it all together. He started ClickN READ Phonics right before he turned 11. This was the right combination that he needed. Your program provides a visual stimulus like most, but then goes on to add an auditory aspect as well as a physical dimension, as he uses the keyboard and mouse to proceed through the exercises. Thank you for developing ClickN READ Phonics. My son has now joined his family of readers."

Dr. Lara Ashmore, Ph.D., M.Ed., CEO & Founder, Inspire Brilliance, Fairview, TX

"ClickN READ Phonics provides a systematic introduction and reinforcement of phonetic elements to help children learn essential reading skills. I highly recommend ClickN READ Phonics because it takes full advantage of the benefits of individualized instruction and provides the convenience of excellent teacher management tools. ClickN READ Phonics helps motivate students to learn to read through its game-like design and helps teachers keep track of student progress and achievement through detailed reports."

"One of the most useful benefits of ClickN READ Phonics is the way the program incorporates typing skills into the lessons. I have not seen any other reading program software that includes this essential skill as part of computer-based literacy instruction. Typing is an essential skill many children lack, even those with years of computer experience. ClickN READ Phonics provides numerous advantages to students, teachers and parents who want to provide the best tools available to help children learn to read."

Bonnie Cox, Special Education Director, Somis Academy High School, CA

"Our population is mostly high school age. I am the special education director and currently have only one student that utilizes the program. I find it extremely valuable and nothing out there compares. Thanks!"

Heather Flaharty, Parent, Wrightsville, PA

"Your phonics program has worked wonders for my son. He is nine years old and was recently diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Williams Syndrome. It affects him in many ways. Williams Syndrome affects his ability to learn. Things that are easy for most kids are very hard for him. Learning to read is one thing that he has had a lot of trouble with."

"Recently a Williams Syndrome specialist told me to start him on a phonics program. It has been proven that even though kids with WS have significant cognitive delays, they can learn to read quite well if they learn by using phonics. I searched around for a little while and came across many high priced, fancy named programs. Then I saw this one."

"I checked out a lesson or two and decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did. My son has been doing the program for about 3 weeks now and has been reading better and learning more than he did all of last school year. The lessons keep his attention. He asks me every day if he can play his game! (which is really his lesson) It has been a miracle for us. He is so proud of himself! He is becoming quite a reader! Thanks for making it so affordable and fun."

I just want to give you an update. I have to tell you that I continue to be impressed by my son who is now on lesson 31! He is reading better and better all the time. I wrote a testimonial already, and just wanted to let you know that he has that spark in his eyes and a huge smile when he reads a new word. He has been reading words at random around the house on lables and magazines! The program really works! I love it!!!!

Alicia Raskiewicz-Vargas, Parent, Tamarac, FL

"My 5 year old started Kindergarten this year. In the beginning of the year, he started reading at a level A. By Christmas he was at a level B, but continued to struggle. I saw a commercial on ClinkN READ and decided to try it out. I purchased the product and he did the lessons daily. Amazingly after 1 week (yes, 1 week), he was retested at school and is now at a level C!!!!!! "

"He is more confident and is excited about learning how to read. Thank you for this great product!"

David MittelmanDavid Mittelman, ML, M.Ed., CS-DEd, PS 216 Arturo Toscanini Elementary, Brooklyn, NY

"ClickN READ Phonics is a great tool! The ease of use and the ability to retrieve reports for each individual student make it an easy teacher tool. Planning and evaluation in one or two easy steps."

"The interaction of the students with ClickN READ Phonics is unbelievable. They act and interact with gusto and high interest. They have the self-determination to achieve better scores with the immediate feedback they receive from the character."

"I would recommend ClickN READ Phonics as being a part of the beginning reading instruction tool set for this decade."

Robin Miller, Parent, Flower Mound, TX

"That is great news that it is no longer limited to a 1 year subscription!! My 4 year old son LOVES ClickN READ Phonics and has started reading already. (he's only at lesson 11!!) But he is going through the program slowly just because of his learning style."

"He'll want to do it everyday then he'll go off on another tangent for a while and come back to ClickN READ full force. My little boy says, "Hey Mom, can I play my space words today?" and I know exactly what he's talking about. It's going to take us a while to get through the 100 lessons and I'm so glad I don't have to worry about the 1 year time frame anymore. YEAH! Thank you!!!"

Lori Grauso, Hixson, TN

"I am so happy with ClickN READ Phonics. We have a family member who is 54 years old and never really had the chance to learn during his school years. He was from a large family and all were expected to work as soon as they became of age. So....thanks to ClickN READ Phonics, we are just now showing him how to properly learn the language and comprehend how to learn the sounds and spelling of words.

Mary Smullen Goldblatt, Parent, Great Britain

"At 10 years old and after several years of mainstream inclusive education my son could not read. Language disordered children struggle to survive within poorly managed mainstream classrooms and my sons failure to grasp the essential structure of language and, therefore, it's relationship to reading, including comprehension, left him feeling that it was all his fault because he was stupid. Those are his words. However, since starting this great program he is rapidly picking up the essential "building blocks" to real reading."

"Tonight he picked up a book and was willing to have a good go at decoding the words. Just a few weeks ago not only would he NOT have contemplated that but now he asks me to help! His self esteem previously would not have tolerated anyone witnessing what he perceives as his failure but ClickN READ seems to have "clicked" with him and although he has a ways to go he can already see the logic in how sounds and letters build to words with meaning. If you only knew what a miracle that was and he's only been using ClickN READ a few weeks. The impact on his damaged self esteem has been a joy to see as he moves through the tasks and increases his belief that he may not be stupid after all."

"Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I never thought my son was stupid! Keep up the great work. We parents depend on you to help us find a way forward."

Lacee Delgadillo, Parent, Metairie, LA

"I have watched my son go from his teacher saying he would have to be held back a year, to all excellent and good on his last progress report. He is now starting to read. Thank You!"

Teresa Althoff M.D., Homeschool Parent, Bucyrus, KS

"This is a great program for children with dyslexia who struggle to decode. Unlike many other programs, which allow the child to passively watch highlighted words, ClickN READ Phonics requires the child to interact, drilling a concept in a fun manner. The summary at each lesson lets me see exactly what my child did or did not fully master and I can repeat the lesson as often as needed to ensure mastery."

"This is a great program for children with dyslexia who struggle to decode. Unlike many other programs, which allow the child to passively watch highlighted words, ClickN READ Phonics requires the child to interact, drilling a concept in a fun manner. The summary at each lesson lets me see exactly what my child did or did not fully master and I can repeat the lesson as often as needed to ensure mastery."

Angie Turner, Parent, Bakersfield, CA

"I just wanted to thank you for the awesome reading program. My four-year-old son just loves it and has mastered all of the letters/sounds that he has learned so far. I frequently advocate your site amongst friends and parents at the school where I work. Again, I think that your program is wonderful and has initiated my son's love for reading. He has started reading (and sounding out!) some of the beginning Scholastic books and is looking forward to a rewarding year in kindergarten with the amazing head start that your program has provided."

Kimberly Gully, Special Education, N.B. Cook Elementary, FL

"Since one of my kindergarten students began using ClickN READ Phonics, he has come from a 7 on Initial Sound Fluency to a 32. He has also been able to sound out words 100% better than when he first began coming to my classroom. I have only been seeing this student since December. This program is wonderful. I highly recommend it to other teachers. I love using it!"

Jenny Hansen, Parent, King George, VA

"My children are loving this program. My oldest with Autism is able to pay attention because it's not overly busy with graphics. The directions are short to the point and speedy. (Typically he gets frustrated when the narrator or "teacher" talks to much.) My kindergartner is going to need this as review and new lessons taboot. He really likes the silliness of ClickN KID. My pre-K (4 year old) is behind and will need some letter recognition help first, but seems to like the format a lot. I am sure he will pick up on it a little better this year! I love it. Short and too the point."

Sharon Hunt, Grandparent, GA

"Thank you so much for this wonderful website for learning. My grandson is 5 years old and only on lesson 13 and he is actually "reading" and absolutely loves learning. I can tell that he's not memorizing the words at this point and has a better understanding of sounding words out. He was having trouble in Kindergarten and we thought he would have to repeat. I didn't know where to turn because my own personal style of teaching him was not working he had absolutely no interest in learning. I truly thank you and everyone who wants the best for their children should use this wonderful teaching aid."

Pam Joyce, Parent, Jacksonville, FL

"I was an elementary teacher for 11 years and had the most success with direct instruction in the younger grades. ClickN READ Phonics is a great tool for my 4 year old, who is now reading well. I attribute her reading skills to this program. I have referred 4 friends, who joined immediately. I am now signed up for the cash back program and will continue referring. This is a GREAT program."

Sylvia King, Parent, TX

"I have an eight year old son who is hearing impaired, (in right ear) with multiple-deficit dyslexia. My son had not yet been able to retain any reading skills through many years of very hard work for him. I came across this program by accident and decided to try it. I figured why not it couldn't hurt. This program has worked wonders for my child. He just finished lesson 17 and has made unbelievable progress. My son is reading some now and has a sense of accomplishment I have never seen in him before. Thank you so much for this fantastic program."

Evelyn Sanchez, Parent, Colorado Springs, CO

"As a parent I always see to it that my child is able to learn things on her own. I first saw ClickN READ Phonics on TV. I did not have any hesitation or second thought about purchasing it right away. My daughter is only 5 years old and is currently in kindergarten. I was really amazed by how this site helped her a lot with reading, knowing letters and words, and even spelling. ClickN READ Phonics had been a part of my daughters excellent assessment in school. She now reads very good, in fact she got a 95% accuracy in reading. She now can spell and even pronounce words properly. Thank you very much!"

Annette Burke, Parent, Buffalo Grove, IL

"I am extremely pleased with this program. My son use to struggle with his letters and pre-reading skills. He is only 5 and not even in kindergarten yet. However, we live in a high achieving, highly competitive area where kindergartners are actually expected to know all of their letters (lower case and upper case) and the sounds before walking into the door of kindergarten. If they don't know them, they have a special class that they are mandated to take on their own time."

"I tried teaching him the skills on my own but to no avail. We both just got frustrated. I had cleared his schedule in the fall for the mandated class because I was convinced that he would need it every single day. I stumbled on to your website by accident (divine intervention) and I immediately signed up. I figured for the cost it couldn't really hurt."

"The program is absolutely amazing the best $$$ I ever invested in my life- he knows all of his sounds, letters and he is actually reading the "Dick and Jane" series and Margaret Hillert books. AND WE ARE ONLY HALF WAY THROUGH THE PROGRAM! The fall is now full of sports classes. I am sure he will be a competent reader before kindergarten starts in September. I would never been able to have said that before starting this program.

Gwen Fisher, Parent, Dayton, OH

"My son is a struggling reader (he just turned 11) and so I thought that Clicknkids would give him some review and reinforcement with his phonics. ClickN READ Phonics is fun for him, but not too "babyish"! He likes that TV Screen sounds like Stitch from "Lilo and Stitch" and the little jokes amuse him. And I can see that the "entertainment" part of ClickN READ is motivating him to focus on the lesson, and therefore achieving my goal of helping him with his phonics. I would recommend this program to anyone who is looking for a good fundamental phonics program that keeps kids motivated."

Elizabeth Hughes, Parent, Kitchener, Canada

"I am very impressed with your program. My son has PDD (Pervasive Development Disorder) learning disability and this program has helped him immensely. He enjoys using it and can work at his own pace. We use the practice words for dictation as well as using the paragraph for typing dictation. He is automatically associating letter combinations with sounds because he has been exposed to them so often on the program. I have recommended it to many people. I feel I should thank you for all that you program has done for us. Have a great day!"

Aliyah McQueen, Parent, Barcelona, Spain

"Thank you ClickN KIDS! This is the perfect program for my child, she is coming on leaps and bounds with her reading. I am so glad that you have a lifetime membership now in place as it gives me the freedom of allowing my little girl to work on it at much steadier pace, which seems to work better with her. Great Job."

Ellie Thomas, Parent, Australia

Thanks very much! Spencer has just turned 7 and he has been diagnosed as dyslexic. He has turned a corner! He states that he is now enjoying it. We no longer stay in the room while he is doing it. We stay in close proximity but he is managing well without supervision.

Stacy Ordakowski, Homeschool Parent, Clarkston, MI

"I am an unschooler. That is why I love your program so much. My children love to do it. It is amazing to see how much they learn just from one short lesson a day. I am wondering if you are planning on doing something for math instruction as well. If you do and make it as wonderful as the reading program then I believe it will be one of the few programs out there that kids will actually enjoy doing and will learn. Thank you."

Vanessa Costello-Smith, Parent, Australia

"My son loves your program and I can't get him off of it! He has done 7 lessons already. I think it is absolutely brilliant! Thank you."

Marianne Ableidinger, Parent, Hillman, MI

I have 4 children and I tried other programs to help with reading but this one is much more user friendly. My son was a little behind in reading this past year in kindergarten, so I started to look for programs that would hold his interest. ClickN READ Phonics is quick and entertaining. He loves it!

Helen Baxter, Homeschool Parent, Canberra, Australia

"Many thanks for your great program! I am a homeschooling mother of a 9 year old with autism and thanks to ClickN READ Phonics she is finally learning how to read! It's very exciting to watch. She is up to lesson 23 and really enjoys the lessons. I don't know if you intended it, but because your program is so predictable and so controlled this makes it very good for someone with autism - they like sameness."

Beth Yates, Parent, Ayshire, Scotland

"I think this is a wonderful learning program. My son was born 7 weeks early and had some speech problems. He was not confident about reading or spelling. I started my daughter on this program and she liked it. NOW I have started the rest of my family, my other daughter and son on this program as I feel they will also benefit from this program. I think it is the best gift you can give your child to be able to read and spell with confidence so thank you very much. I have tried out many other programs but this one is my favorite."

Martin & Kat Childs, Parents, Australia

"Laekham is going very well on his ClickN READ Phonics program. We've noticed a marked improvement with his reading and comprehension. His confidence obviously has also improved. We couldn't be happier."

Marianne Kwiecinski M.Ed., Director of Kenley School, Abilene, TX

"I'm so impressed with your program and your responses to our teachers. You have such a great service that I am recommending it to people who call for information about Kenley School, our school for children with learning disabilities. This will really help the children who can't afford to come to a private school."

"You are really making a difference with your high quality low cost program. Keep up the good work!"

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