School holiday started., the right time to introduce the phonics program. Signed up for clicknkids on 26 May 2008. Paid with paypal at USD53.87 without the option of 3 payments. You do have this option when opting with other mode of payments.
Test run on Ern Tong. Able to manage. Started at lesson 10., as per guided. I guess it really goes on individual., may reverse to earlier lessons to build a stronger basic. Test run # 2 with Sean the tough one., short concentration and refuse to be guided. His learning is very much dependant on his mood.
27 May 2008. Told Ern Tong that clicknkids is a learning program (not a game). Started with lesson 3, and she is doing good and able to proceed with lesson 4 then 5 with full concentration. Try again on Sean with lesson 2, not in good mood., let him off.
30 May 2008. Ern Tong is progressing well. She is doing lesson 16 today. Lesson 3-10 was very relaxing with her strong basic from school and of course the earlier fun games with starfall online free program. Whereas for Sean, I would introduce clicknkids again when he is much more ready, anytime, no hurry!
Clicknkids is the right program for Ern Tong at age 6. It is catered where children can learn (not play) systematically. 'Learning' and 'systematic' are important points versus the other free online fun educational games.
Personnally, I would recommend clicknkids for children in need of reading skills. Parents may visit ClickN Read Phonics learning to read website for more information and clarification.
19 June 2008. Ern Tong is doing fine with lesson 36 today. Her challenge level starts from lesson 30, where she requires repetition on some of the lessons. On and off Sean did request for a lesson, especially when Ern Tong is reading so well in front of him. However, I do feel that he is not ready.
20 June 2008. She resists to do lesson. I guess she needs a few days off.3 November 2008. Ern Tong is able, and ready to read on her own : )