Upon suggestion from the school, we began using Reading Buddy Software…The methodology focuses on self-learning through repetition…The software is user friendly and enables him to navigate its use without the need for parental guidance…We have also noticed marked improvement…
West Chester, NY
I love Reading Buddy because I like reading books and these books are very fun to read. I like to wear my headset and use the computer by myself. I also like to get my prizes!
G. L., Age 7
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Because Reading Buddy Software wasn’t a physical book it was fun and it was exciting for her. She could get prizes and she picked it up every day.
This program had it all figured out – an interactive reading program with real time feedback that also focused on comprehension…My 7 year old is able to navigate his way through the program independently…
San Francisco, CA
Having a wonderful husband, a household to run, a full time job, and two busy children with after school activities, did not allow me the time needed to help our son improve his reading. Reading Buddy Software has been a lifesaver and my son really enjoys it. He loves that it’s on the computer, and I have not heard one complaint from him when asked to do his daily lesson. This past weekend, I found him doing it all on his own without being asked.
Congratulations to Memo Emre of Huntington Beach, California, a young boy who dramatically improved his fluency by using Reading Buddy Software. Here is a note Memo’s parents received from Memo’s teacher. Many thanks to Mr. Emre for forwarding us the note—you made our day!
I had a big reading test… I practiced Reading Buddy every day and I passed it!
7 Year Old Girl
…my 2 girls are fighting over who gets to use Reading Buddy first. Also, they are comparing the stories and recommending which stories to read to each other.
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Reading Buddy Software is a great system and I can only imagine how many kids’ lives this will affect and change for the good.
My daughter is highly dyslexic and resisted all reading until it came to Reading Buddy. With its kid friendly graphics and the reading independence it promotes, it quickly became her favorite part of our nighttime routine. I didn’t think anything could help her. Reading Buddy did.
We are very pleased with the reading program. By using this program, we have seen our child (age 8) build confidence and improve at school. His teacher said whatever we are doing has been a big benefit to him. He looks forward to reading each day. I would highly recommend this program.
With this program she is the one who reminds ME that she has to do Reading Buddy. She looks forward to it.
What a wonderful experience this has been for our daughter… she loves Reading Buddy! Even without the incentive program, she’s eager to use Reading Buddy – she enjoys the challenge.
Our son loves the product. What I realized immediately upon his usage was that the speech passages were immediately highlighting the words he mispronounced. He then corrected himself and continued to move through the exercises.
I work full time and have 3 kids so I don’t have as much time to read with my kids as I would like. Especially my 10 year old who has reading issues. So Reading Buddy does it for me.
My 10 year old daughter was really eager to do it almost every night.
Reading Buddy is a smart, intuitive fun learning tool.
Bala Cynwyd, PA
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Her favorite part is she got to choose her prize…She loved being able to read and not having any adult tell her when she made a mistake.
He started reading buddy just two weeks ago and even though I can read with him in the evenings he prefers to use the program instead of me. He likes the content choice and the challenge to earn prizes that I set for him… He came home today from school so excited to tell me that he could read the science test for the first time!
I used Reading Buddy for my six year old son who was getting frustrated trying to read to us parents at home. He enjoyed the experience of reading out loud but without concerns of being corrected by an actual human. Hi reading ability, confidence and fluency did seem to improve considerably during the time he was using the product. The company was responsive to any issues.
Asa Marokus (Child Psychiatry)
The reason I originally got it was for my 9 year old who has struggled with speech and reading… so far this program has helped him.
San Antonio, TX
My brother, William Barton contacted you this past year about my niece, Ella. She has been struggling with reading since Kindergarten. She is now in the 5th grade, and I’m so happy to tell you what a HUGE difference Reading Buddy Software has made in her life!
In Texas, the 4th graders have 3 STAAR tests that they take. She actually passed the reading test for the first time this year! She called me this past Friday night to tell me that she just got a new track phone because that was one of the prizes she picked out to receive if she did a great job with Reading Buddy Software :). My brother and sister-in-law don’t have to beg her to read anymore :). She does it on her own, without being told! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about this! Thank you so much for creating Reading Buddy Software!!! I’m sure you have helped numerous struggling readers! So…God bless you for that 🙂
San Jose, CA
My 8-year-old son was behind his grade level for reading. For whatever reason, he didn’t qualify for the Title 1 reading program through his school. Unfortunately, with our schedules my husband and I don’t have a lot of extra time to sit down and practice with our son. Yes, we read nightly but he needed more practice. We gave Reading Buddy a shot and within 3 months he caught up to his grade level. We’re so proud of his accomplishments and thankful for the help Reading Buddy provided us.
Heather M. Clifford
Alton Bay, NH
My daughter graduated. I saw an increase in her grades and a decrease in her frustration. Thank you!
Toni Zeller Kohlbeck
I want to let you know how much this has helped my son. He improved his reading score by 500 points from fall to winter.
South Lyon, MI
You may certainly post my praise for Reading Buddy. I am a former teacher and truly love what you have created. It is a great program. My third grade grandson is a struggling reader and I am thrilled to have found this program. Your information concerning fluency and comprehension makes so much sense. In fact, all of your newsletters are “spot on”. Your concept is brillant!! We love and need Reading Buddy Software.
Reading buddy is working well…both boys have done numerous stories without incident. We are noticing an improvement in their reading, plus they really enjoy the stories, and we don’t have to push too hard for them to do Reading Buddy every day.
One 30 min session and my anti reader, hates to read, learning disability, super frustrating, yet super smart 9 year old loves it. I mean, he was so super psyched that he didn’t have to read to us, we were getting frustrated with him to focus! He earns prizes and points and Bonus- he gets to use my Mac. Win Win. Thank you for developing this! I cannot wait to see improvements and hear more about Space Trash!
My daughter was recently diagnosed with dyslexia & Reading Buddy gives her the extra reading practice she needs with added support and no added pressures of having to read to someone. Reading Buddy’s interactive design allows her to improve her word recognition, fluency as well as comprehension. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to incorporate additional guided reading in their child’s day. It is a great program!
South Dennis, MA
This is going to be life changing for my son. We are on day 2 of our new Reading Buddy program. My 12 year old son who has learning disabilities and has struggled with reading his whole life said something this morning he has never said. “I can’t wait to do my reading after school!” Are you kidding me!!!??? So far, he is excited, and so am I. We set up prizes/points, and he’s enjoying it. I think I need to invest in the suggested mic/headset you recommended because the xbox One mic seems to not hear him very well, even after the mic checks. That’s fine. I will recommend this to everyone who has a struggling reader. Just incredible.
Kim Lazzara (Middle School Teacher & Mom)
I love Reading buddy!!! I have told several mom’s about it. I especially love the educational reads.
My son has been using the program regularly for about 3+ months. We have seen real progress. He has made A’s on his report card twice now in Reading/Language Arts for the first time ever. We are still working with him to learn to “enjoy” reading, but it’s slowly happening now that he seems to not struggle as much.
So I just wanted to say thanks, and I think the program is making a difference for him!
We have started your program and it’s great! My 8 year old daughter is loving the program!!!
Thank you for your help.
My daughter has really benefited from this program!
Reading buddy is a great program- one we will be purchasing again next year. When it worked it was fantastic! The students enjoyed it.
Sangudo Community School
Sangudo, Alberta, Canada
We just got going with Reading Buddy Software. My son said he likes how the program works! This is a big win! He’s had such a reading struggle! I can’t even explain it!
…We are planning to use this program all summer to catch up and make big strides.
Thank you for creating such a great program.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Reading Buddy Software is great for young readers. My son loves the fact that he could receive a prize after he reaches each goal. That was his favorite part! I would recommend this software for all readers.
Something incredible is happening in our home – our daughter is excited about reading!!!!!!!!! She is super happy to read on the Reading Buddy software. We are very, very pleased!
My 9 year old daughter has been using reading buddy for a week now and I’m seeing progress. She was struggling with reading and comprehension and didn’t have a desire to read. Now, with the program, she is getting into a routine and not having to be dependent on us, her parents, to make time to read with her. I’m so happy that I stumbled on this information on the internet.
My kids started using this on Wednesday and I have to say love it!
I am a kindergarten teacher. My children should be geniuses and I should not need help if they do struggle. LOL. But my son was struggling and I tried doing it myself! And it was awful! We would fight and fight.
Also, my other two kids needed something to help with homework. I was looking through reading tutors and found your program. Love it! He loves it. My other two love it! They earned their first prize yesterday! Best part they are reading and no one is crying!
I wanted to know if Reading Buddy renews automatically because I want to cancel at the end of my month. My son was with me this past month while on summer break and will be returning to his mother this week-end. This has been a great tool for me to have while he was here. Thank you!
Very valuable and easy to use . My 8th grader (grandson) finished 25 books. Without one protest!!
Santa Barbara, CA
Reading buddy played a big part in helping to improve my dyslexic son’s reading over the summer of 2016. For the first time there was a verbal program that he could use frequently and often enough to make a difference. He was very motivated by his goal of 750 pts with a reward we both agreed upon and by the end of the summer had achieved!
I recommended reading buddy to his tutor who is now recommending to her clients!
We are using Reading Buddy. Already seeing improvement, and so far she doesn’t mind doing it. Thanks!Nancy Andrews
Seeing our child struggle in school was extremely difficult for my wife and I, as we have both succeeded on our own educational journeys. We were at a loss as to how we should proceed, as the last thing we wanted to do was leave him with an aversion for learning. Upon suggestion from the school, we began using Reading Buddy, and have never looked back. The program empowers him, enabling him to be self sufficient and successful, without ever causing him to feel bad. The methodology focuses on self-learning through repetition and positive reinforcement. The software is user friendly and enables him to navigate its use without the need for parental guidance or intervention. We have also noticed marked improvement in his reading and comprehension skills. But above all else, it truly makes learning fun for him, which is more than we could’ve hoped for.
West Chester, NY
In my daughter’s grade there’s a specific fluency test and comprehension test that she needs to take 3 times a year to test her reading ability and she did not pass the first 2 tests. And when the third test came around, we were like, “We need to get something going here, we need to work it out.” We got tutors, but she was not really interested in getting better and she was not picking up a book and she was not practicing.
So we said we need something different and when we heard of Reading Buddy Software I said “let’s do it! Let’s do it, let’s try.” Because Reading Buddy Software wasn’t a physical book it was fun and it was exciting for her. She could get prizes and she picked it up every day. She did it every day, she earned her prizes, she earned her points. And in the end she picked up a book on her own. She said “mommy look I brought a book home from the library and I’m gonna read it” and she did.
And she passed her fluency test and she passed her comprehension test and she passed her word identification test as well. I was proud. Really, the goal was for her to feel so much better about herself so she would start to read on her own and she did.
When my son’s school approached me to let me know he was having trouble with reading and comprehension, unfortunately I was not surprised. I was however, disappointed, overwhelmed, and at a loss. It was suggested numerous times that my husband and I work with him at home. I felt this was a poor suggestion, as I kept telling the school, “I am not a teacher, I am not a reading specialist, and I am not a special educator.” My husband and I are both college graduates who hold high level degrees, including a doctorate, yet neither of us knew where to begin to try and get him the help he needed to succeed. Then came Reading Buddy, a program designed for struggling readers! A weight had been lifted off my shoulders. This program had it all figured out – an interactive reading program with real time feedback that also focused on comprehension. I was extremely impressed the first time we used Reading Buddy. I felt that this is a very real solution to a very real problem. Additionally, Reading Buddy is extremely user friendly. My 7 year old is able to navigate his way through the program independently and complete each level and section of Reading Buddy with minimal input. I enjoy watching him use the program, and the peace of mind knowing that he is being ‘personally tutored’ in a tried and true method to improve his reading and comprehension skills is an incredible relief. I was also thrilled with the reading content. Not only are the books age appropriate, but also they are very interesting and contain useful and rare facts that my son loves repeating. As parents all we want is for our children to succeed and thrive with their confidence in tact and with the minimum amount of struggle. This program is not only improving my son’s academic performance, but it is also improving his academic confidence. Reading Buddy is a positive reinforcement program that praises the child each step of the way. At the conclusion of each level he receives points and words of encouragement. When words are said incorrectly, they are underlined until he corrects his pronunciation, and during the comprehension mini quiz, a wrong answer clicked disappears and a correct answer gets a large check. No negative feedback, no x’s, no grades. Furthermore, I must give extra credit to the developers and tech support of Reading Buddy. They are easy to reach, quick with their response time, and a pleasure to work with. Any issue or question is immediately addressed and taken very seriously. They are clearly invested in the success of this program, but more importantly, the success of my child.
San Francisco, CA
Having a wonderful husband, a household to run, a full time job, and two busy children with after school activities, did not allow me the time needed to help our son improve his reading. I already knew that the way to really help a child improve was to READ (read to them, and them to me), but finding that time on a consistent basis was near impossible. Besides, we had homework to complete on top of it all! Reading Buddy Software has been a lifesaver and my son really enjoys it. He loves that it’s on the computer, and I have not heard one complaint from him when asked to do his daily lesson. This past weekend, I found him doing it all on his own without being asked. THANK YOU for offering such a stellar program!
Before Reading Buddy during the set up: “Mom, I’m not a reader! I don’t like to read. You can’t seriously make me do this.”
After first turn on Reading Buddy: “Wow, can I do it again? Can I do more than one story in a day?”
Now my 2 girls are fighting over who gets to use Reading Buddy first. Also, they are comparing the stories and recommending which stories to read to each other.
When my daughter started third grade it was really hard for her to read a sentence and make it sound smooth. She would always be digesting the words and not be able to go on to the next word and it was not smooth and it just sounded like she needed some work and she needed some refining.
After she found Reading Buddy Software and really started using it, just after a few days, I could see a difference in how her fluency was changing rapidly and now when I listen to her read it’s like listening to another child of mine read. I’m really proud of her. She’s done a great job and Reading Buddy Software has done an excellent job in helping her really becomes this excellent reader.
Having kids we all deal with making sure they’re having an easy time in school and making sure that that they have a good transition when they start the learning process. We have problems with a couple of our kids starting off and when it came to reading, we just couldn’t find the right solution until now. We found Reading Buddy Software and with our daughter, we were able to see how this program changed her entire life. Reading Buddy Software is a great system and I can only imagine how many kids’ lives this will affect and change for the good.
I’m so happy we got introduced to Reading Buddy. My daughter is not a strong reader and needs to be reminded to read. With this program she is the one who reminds ME that she has to do Reading Buddy. She looks forward to it. She loves the prizes and the exciting way of reading on the computer. The reading content is great with so many exciting choices. She is learning new vocabulary which is always a great advantage. This is definitely a program that will help many children improve their reading skills!
Our son loves the product. What I realized immediately upon his usage was that the speech passages were immediately highlighting the words he mispronounced. He then corrected himself and continued to move through the exercises. What impressed me was that the words he was mispronouncing were indeed wrong, and when I realized that the headset was telling him how to correctly say the word, he got it. I just thought that was great because I didn’t have to sit there and tell him how to pronounce the word. I know as parents, it can sometimes intimidate kids when a parent is constantly telling them what to do.
After a few exercises, my son was making his way through the product with ease and his reading was picking up. He especially liked the rewards (I set 3 points for pizza, 6 points for toys, etc.). Although he did ask did that mean I was going out to buy him pizza and toys after we finished for the night.
I work full time and have 3 kids so I don’t have as much time to read with my kids as I would like. Especially my 10 year old who has reading issues. So Reading Buddy does it for me. It’s a great comfort for me to know that while I’m fixing dinner my son is reading with Reading Buddy and that Reading Buddy is correcting his mistakes and helping him with words he doesn’t know. Having Reading Buddy is like having a clone.
We love reading buddy. Her favorite part is she got to choose her prize. It was very very exciting, very motivating. She loved being able to read and not having any adult tell her when she made a mistake. Also, I love the fact that when she was reading she not only worked on her fluency but she also had to enunciate her words as she was speaking. That was really a very big help.
I had the chance to use Reading Buddy Software for my daughter but I also am a special educator and I am a classroom teacher and I could see Reading Buddy Software being very effective and helpful in the classroom. When the teacher has many students, it’s almost impossible for them to sit there listening to each student read and Reading Buddy Software gives the opportunity for a computer to give the feedback, makes it exciting or the students to read and really all the students in the class get that individualize attention that they need while using Reading Buddy Software. And the students can also pick their reinforcements. Every student wants something different, so they can pick what kind of a prize they want and it’s also a great tool to use for homework. Teachers can ask students to read at night and then they could check on their pr ogress.
One of the things that I really love about Reading Buddy Software is my daughter was able to read it and I wasn’t being the one to have to make the corrections. I had the chance to look up the errors that she made afterwards and kind of monitor her progress without being critical of her. This way, when I read with her it could just be for fun but when she’s reading with Reading Buddy Software it’s still in a fun way and motivating but the computer is the one who is correcting her error and making her repeat any of those mistakes that she made and again, it’s in a fun way.
My son is in grade 2 and is at kindergarten reading level. He has been failing most subjects except math because he cannot read the tests. He started reading buddy just two weeks ago and even though I can read with him in the evenings he prefers to use the program instead of me. He likes the content choice and the challenge to earn prizes that I set for him. He was bored with the choice of books I provided for him. He does an average of 30 to 40 mins per day. He came home today from school so excited to tell me that he could read the science test for the first time!
Thanks again for an awesome program.
I will keep you updated with his progress. He aims to be reading at the top of his class in three months!
My name is Suzi Barton. My brother, William Barton contacted you this past year about my niece, Ella. She has been struggling with reading since Kindergarten. She is now in the 5th grade, and I’m so happy to tell you what a HUGE difference Reading Buddy Software has made in her life!
In Texas, the 4th graders have 3 STAAR tests that they take. These are basically standardized tests. She actually passed the reading test for the first time this year!!! She called me this past Friday night to tell me that she just got a new track phone because that was one of the prizes she picked out to receive if she did a great job with Reading Buddy Software :). My brother and sister-in-law don’t have to beg her to read anymore :). She does it on her own, without being told! I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about this! Thank you so much for creating Reading Buddy Software!!! I’m sure you have helped numerous struggling readers! So…God bless you for that 🙂
As for me, I have been an educator for 29 years now. I taught reading in the public schools for 20 years, and now own a small tutoring business. I am creating a website geared towards struggling readers, and was wondering if you would be interested in affiliating with me? I’m not sure how your affiliate program works, but I would love to hear more about it, if you have the time! I definitely have some Reading Buddy Software testimonials that I would be able to share on my site, as well as numerous clients who I think would benefit from your program. I would appreciate if you would reach out to me to let me know if you would be interested in letting me affiliate with you. Thanks so much for your time, but especially, for helping my niece to feel successful!
San Jose, CA
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