Reading Unlocked is a complete learn to read program. Usually it is played by children aged 4 – 8, but it also fantastic for older children who are not yet reading.
Yes, Reading Unlocked is designed for absolute beginners. It starts at the beginning with teaching the alphabet.
Yes, Reading Unlocked quickly recaps what they know before moving on to new lessons.
Yes, Reading Unlocked has been designed for homeschoolers and is perfect for children who are homeschooled.
Yes, every word they are taught to read, they are also taught to spell. First they are asked to spell the word using drag n drop, then to write the word on paper – with you supervising.
You can choose either British or American spelling.
Yes, we encourage you to help them. Please read the poem with them, teach them to form their letters correctly, and mark their spelling.
There are 100 lessons, each lesson takes around 15 minutes to complete. Children can play more than one lesson a day and they may also repeat lessons.
Yes, Reading Unlocked’s is specifically designed to help those children who find learning to read hard. It uses right paced lessons, lots of repetition, simplified phonics, plenty of phonological awareness activities and minimal demands on memory.
Reading Unlocked is designed by the creators of Dyslexia Gold, and has used all their years of experience and research to build this complete learn to read program.
Simplified Phonics™ is a phonics (Orton-Gillingham) method that teaches children to read by blending words.
They are taught how each letter or group of letters is pronounced and how to blend them into words.
To keep it really simple children are initially only asked to blend two sounds together. In the first lesson they are asked to blend ca – t.
Rather than confusing children with all the possible ways sounds can be pronounced, Reading Unlocked initially just teaches one way for each sound. e.g. We teach that ‘ea’ is pronounced like ‘meat’. It’s not until the very last set of lessons that we introduce the alternative pronunciations of ‘steak’ and ‘bread’.
Phonological awareness is the ability to hear sounds in words. Research shows it is a crucial skill needed for reading. Children with poor phonological awareness at 5 are likely to be poor readers at 11, unless they practice phonological awareness. Reading Unlocked provides plenty of activities to practice phonological awareness, which is a key skill missed from most other learn to read programs.
Each lesson ends with a fantastic poem for you to share with your child. Your child reads the words in red, and you read the rest.
Reading unlocked costs $24.99 / £14.99 a month.
You can pay by PayPal or by card. You can cancel from your account at any time, no notice is required.