Is your child struggling with learning to read? Have you found it difficult to use more traditional programs?
Lexercise provides online reading and writing therapy from leading dyslexia therapists. But it isn’t just for kids with learning differences! It’s also great for children that thrive with a more intensive program or simply benefit from a multi-sensory approach, which all kids tend to learn better from.
I (Ashley), publisher and co-executive editor of Homeschooling Today, had the privilege of trying it out with my seven-year-old son Lincoln.
Why Choose Lexercise?
With all the reading resources out there, why would you want to choose Lexercise?
It truly does offer some great benefits! Fun, flexible, easy, and more... here's our experience with this excellent program.
This is really important for kids who might be struggling. When all of their senses are involved, they are much more likely to understand and be able to use the information they’re learning. Because the lessons are videos, your children can pause and practice what they’re learning in a concrete way—which is extremely important developmentally for younger children. For instance, when learning about various letters and the speech sounds they make, they can pause and make the sounds by placing their tongue in the right spot and noting what it feels like.
Flexibility is so important in the homeschool setting. Each of our children differs not only in how they learn best, but when they learn best as well. By using an online resource like Lexercise, you get to choose when your children do the lessons and how long they will spend on them. Even though lessons are about forty-five minutes long, it’s easy to break them up if you need to.
And I love that you have choices about how you as a parent will be involved. You can sit alongside your child and watch the lesson, or you can be the one reading the lesson if you prefer using the scripted version.
Once you’ve completed a lesson, you unlock the games/practice segments. A robot voice instructing your children and the graphics are well done with a fun theme. I have experienced some learning apps that are poorly put together, so I was glad to see the quality of the games. Lincoln really liked these—so more importantly it’s kid approved!
Help is never far away with Lexercise! If you have any questions, there’s a chat within your parent portal where you can communicate with a specialist about your child’s progress. They want you to succeed and enjoy the program, so they make it easy to ask questions and provide help. There is also an extensive resource library of articles and suggestions you can access concerning a wide range of language development topics.
Easy to Use
There isn’t any teacher prep because you’re watching the video lessons together and then following that up with four segments, or days, of fifteen to twenty minutes of practice time and games as review. You can also include more exercises from the suggested add-ons in your parent portal if you want.
Give Your Struggling Readers the Help They Need!
Lexercise is definitely worth the investment and a good option for parents needing a little more help teaching their child how to read.