meemee -- just went to buy the headsprout and now it's nearly 200 for the first half -- doubled in price in the new year. i am going to check in w/the school and see what they have available -- and see if even perhaps they have this ... tho can't see the logistics of how she'd use it there .... but she needs that reading muscle you mentioned. technically, she's on grade -- but still struggles
iPad apps to help the reluctant reader (grade 2) - Page 2
holy cow. thats a LOT. but on the other hand gosh. its a great program.
have you tried the free ones they have on their site? does your dd like those? i sure wasnt going to buy it without testing dd.
but please i want you to remember one thing too.... it just might be a matter of time. in dd's school along with dd most of the kids reading didnt take off till middle of first grade. so your dd is right on target. there were a few who didnt take off till second grade and went from needing help classes to the gifted in 3rd grade.
She loved headsprout -- both my girls did. not sure if they both can use the program, will have to ask how that works.
I just emailed her teacher and the reading teacher who tests all the kids and knows my dd -- and they both had never heard of it, looked at the program and said they thought it was great.
my dd is seven, half way through second, and while her comprehension is good her fluency is really rocky ... i feel for her
side note: my daughter loves money .... she is the exact opposite of me and my husband ... and i was even thinking of VERY temporarily (say for a month) "incentivizing" her reading. I know, I know, it sets all sorts of bad precedents .... but dang, this girl loves $$ .. so funny, with a family of buddhists who have vowed to live a life of simplicity
I'm just going to take the plunge on headsprouts -- we tested her and she was solidly in the range of needing part I not part ii. Look, bottom line is can't hurt -- she enjoys it.
i appreciate your help meemee