Learning how to read and write are the first big milestones in a child’s education. Rosetta Stone Inc., whom you have probably heard of from their popular foreign language-learning software, has worked in collaboration with the experts at Lexia Learning to create an app designed to help children learn how to read—Rosetta Stone Kids Reading.
Kids Reading is an app designed to improve student learning through their use of technology. The app targets children from ages 3–7 with the specific goal of improving their literacy skills through adaptive technology that responds to a specific learner’s strengths and weaknesses. Rosetta Stone Kids Reading is similar to Lexia Reading Core5, a product that is currently used in classrooms across the country and has helped over two million students improve their reading skills in the last year alone.
“Learning to read is a life-changing achievement,” said Steve Swad, President and CEO of Rosetta Stone. “Kids who learn to read early are better equipped to succeed in school and in life. Our Lexia Reading Core5 solution is already helping millions of children in America learn to read at a grade-level in school. Now, with Rosetta Stone Kids reading, we’re providing an engaging, effective way for parents to help their kids learn to read at home.”
There are 10 levels to the Kids Learning curriculum, containing 600 units of learning material and 50 different activities and games. The components of this curriculum are designed to keep children entertained while they develop their reading skills.
The app also includes a data center for parents, called the Parent’s Corner, where it is easy to monitor the progress of up to four young students.
Rosetta Stone Kids Reading is available on browsers and is downloadable on iOS and Android devices. It is free to download and to use the first lesson of each level of the curriculum. However, additional lessons can only be accessed through a digital subscription that will run you either $20/month or $100/year.
What do you think about the Rosetta Stone Kids Reading app? Would you use it to supplement your child’s education?
EDIT: In a previous version, Rosetta Stone Kids Reading was incorrectly referred to as both Lexia and Lexia Reading Core5.
Hello Sarah and thank you for your article highlighting the new Rosetta Stone Kids Reading solution. We appreciate your attention and look forward to hearing any comments or reviews from your readers.
As a member of the Rosetta Stone product team that helped develop Rosetta Stone Kids Reading, I feel I would be remiss if I did not correct a few errors that appeared in the article.
• The recently released app, which you described throughout your article, is called Rosetta Stone Kids Reading (not Lexia).
• Rosetta Stone Kids Reading is not a Lexia Learning product. Lexia Learning is a division of Rosetta Stone, and while the Lexia team contributed heavily to the production of our new product, Rosetta Stone Kids Reading is a standalone experience that is not the same as Lexia Reading Core5, which is currently used in schools across America and in the last year alone has helped more than two million students improve their reading skills.
• Rosetta Stone Kids Reading is a consumer product; Lexia Reading Core5 is primarily used in school classrooms; and the age range, curriculum, learner experience, and pricing is different to Rosetta Stone Kids Reading.
• As stated in our November 6 announcement, we created Rosetta Stone Kids Reading “in partnership with the literacy experts at Lexia Learning…adapting Lexia Learning’s heralded blueprint for literacy development” to “help children ages 3-7 get a jump-start on their education by developing core literacy skills at home.”
It is very important to our customers–especially the thousands of teachers across America who use Lexia in their classrooms–to differentiate between Rosetta Stone Kids Reading and Lexia Reading Core5.
We’re extremely proud of both products and delighted to know how effectively they can be used to help children learn to read, as you say in your article, “Learning how to read and write are the first big milestones in a child’s education.” For us to be a part of helping make that happen is something that we are all very honored to be a part of.
Thank you for letting me to clarify our product for your readers.
Paul Weaver, Senior Director, Rosetta Stone Kids
Thank you so much for the useful information and we sincerely apologize for the mistake. I have edited the article to increase its accuracy. I also optimized the SEO on this post so that it will properly lead readers to your product.
Thank you again for reaching out!