One of the biggest benefits of using SkateKids is the fact that the program uses unique, interactive games to make learning enjoyable. Users develop new literacy and reading skills and enhance their current abilities by playing theory-based online games. Other benefits include the opportunity to develop communication skills and foster new relationships with peers, according to the SkateKids website.
SkateKids includes reporting features, so parents and teachers can easily track a student's progress. Educational games have been proven to be an effective form of teaching in research studies, and the program follows National Reading Panel guidelines. The program's novel gaming environment and attractive graphics keep students engaged and excited about the learning process.
Interested parties can visit SkateKidsOnline.com to check out the program's interactive skills chart or read the teacher manual. SkateKids members can access the games and start playing and learning right away at SkateKidsOnline.com.
SkateKids is designed for use by students in third grade or higher. The developer also offers Ramps to Reading, another interactive program for students in preschool through second grade. Educators, such as teachers, principals, reading specialists, Title 1 coordinators and curriculum coordinators, can request a free trial of either program or both programs by completing a form at SKOLearning.com.