Starfall.com Homeschool Reading Review

by Kasi Klimstra
(Illinois)

Homeschooling mom recommends a free online homeschool reading program that young children love...


I have two girls, 4 and 8 and both love Starfall.com. I found Starfall, a free website, about 3 years ago and my then 5 year old was in love. I wrote it off as a moderately educational but slightly annoying website for kids.

However, the more she played around on the site, the more she absorbed. She was able to look through stories, clicking on words that she was unable to sound out on her own. There are different levels of games, stories, videos and poems for children to read or listen to. There are stories with interactive illustrations and a "game" where you can make yourself. It also features alphabet and manuscript printouts. Both of my girls love that part!

There is a wide range of activities on this page and my kids seldom get bored with it. I like the Alphabet songs (Z is my favorite!) The website encompasses a side scope of reading, phonics and comprehension.

I can honestly say that if it wasn't for Starfall.com, my older daughter would have never been so quick to read and comprehend so well. I am always surprised when I mention Starfall to people and they have never heard of it. It truly is a gem of a site.

"Moderately educational but slightly annoying" - love it! Thanks for the informative Starfall homeschool review, Kasi. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated and will be helpful to those looking for an affordable homeschool reading program! Blessings, Heather :)

Homeschooling mom shares why Starfall homeschool reading curriculum is perfect for all types of young learners...

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Sep 02, 2011
Starfall
by: Kirsten

Our Parent Partnership program uses Starfall allot. The problem we had with it is that it really frustrated my struggling reader. It throws words in all the time that haven't been covered. This really threw her into a panic. Other programs like Hooked on Phonics and All about Spelling are more careful to make their stories out of words that the kids have learned. For my strong reader this wouldn't have been a problem.

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