I can't believe that it is about time for Maggie to begin reading! At our house we try really hard to make learning fun and Maggie has been anxious for an opportunity to play on the computer so we were thrilled with an opportunity to review Ooka Island!
Ooka Island is an early reading adventure for kids age
Pre-K to Second Grade. Ooka Island is a 3D, downloadable, adventure
that sets your child on the path to reading. Using an Eye/Ear & Read Direct Method for early literacy, for homeschool families, this can be a full Language Arts curriculum...for parents
this program is a fun and interactive way to boost phonics and learn reading
skills while having fun playing computer games like the "big kids!"
You follow Auntie Kay and her pal Zobot
in the blimp as you work your way around the island building on phonics
skills! During your adventure you become a hero as you rescue Ooka
Elves from the Flying Pigs! (Also known as "Fligs")
Logging in on Ooka Island is so easy! The main login screen shows your
avatar, and the login password is a picture recognition password.
Perfect for prereaders to be able to log into this program
Zobot guides you to your next destination. You click on his screen to go to your adventure.
The Cave of Sounds... You are riding through the mine car at the bottom
of the cave of sounds...click when you hear the appropriate sound to
This is Maggies favorite! The Clumsy Wacky Moving Company spilled
the contents of their truck into the water! Save the items by
identifying the sound...before it all goes over the waterfall!
Rescue the books from underwater to add them to the Popcorn Library in the Submarine listening activity...
Then read them together with your pal Zobot....
and answer interactive comprehension questions!
Next, visit the Cake Factory to help the Ooka Elves decorate the cakes using your listening skills to hear the appropriate word blend...
Then, play at the Bubble Troubly fountain! Retrieve sounds from the bubbly fountain and put them in Auntie Kays basket!
Practice the alphabet as you climb to the top of Alphabet Mountain.
Enjoy a fast moving skateboard ride, complete with tricks, all the way
While learning you follow Zobot around the island but you earn free play time as well! During your free play time Zobot will follow YOU around the island where
you can choose your own adventure! Visit the pencil playground and go
down the slide! Listen to the Ooka Juke Box and change your clothes and a whole lot more!
In the Parent Menu visit the Ooka Lighthouse where you can print report cards, reports, assessments and so forth.
Visit the website to take a video tour, learn about the Ooka Island method of learning, view activity pages or workbooks that complement Ooka reading lessons, or listen to music samples.
Are you interested in purchasing Ooka Island? A great thing about Ooka Island - It is affordable!
Many of my friends from Mosaic Reviews reviewed Ooka Island as well, to read their reviews visit mosaicreviews.com!