Ooka Island: A Subscription Helps Your Kids Excel

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I have said it time and time again that there NEEDS to be some space for practical gifts during the holidays. The gifts that will keep on giving long after the wrapping paper is unwrapped and ones that will not be thrown to the side and discarded. One of our favourites is Ooka Island.

Whether you want to prep your little one before they start school or you have just received your progress reports and see that they need some work in their reading skills this is one of our favourite programs to use. We have tried a tutor before for our kids and managing schedules and the cost involved were just not feasible for us. 

While we could have made it work cost wise by moving priorities around we are not the kind of family that does well with schedules as things always come up, and I hated having to clean up before she came. So we got Ooka Island and the kids can fit it in whenever they want, anywhere they want.

On the island, your child is a hero, tasked with finding missing books and helping Ooka Elves learn how to read. While on their adventure, our reading program teaches them skills through 24 levels of educational games – like summiting Alphabet Mountain or spelunking in the Cave of Sounds and by reading 85 levelled eBooks in the Popcorn Library.

Although I am pretty sure my kids spend an equal amount of time on the island my daughter is actually ahead of my son. The game adapts to your kid’s strengths and sends me a weekly progress report on how they are doing.  Best part though? They don’t want to get off and I won’t force them because although fun it is improving their reading skills and I can get behind that.

To get a free trial of Ooka Island please check out their website. You can also buy subscriptions right on the site for use. They have the app available on iTunes and the Play Store and it can also be played on the computer.

Ooka Island Giveaway

I am teaming up with Ooka Island this holiday season so that one of you can give the gift that keeps on giving, an Ooka Island subscription. Giveaway will run until December 18th and the winner will receive a code to redeem instantly. Good Luck!

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Ooka Island Subscription

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Aneta Alaei
Aneta Alaei

Aneta is a Toronto-based mom of four that loves a good meal, great company, and learning something new. In her free time, you can find her trying to keep yet another plant alive.

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  1. Marina M.
    November 27, 2016 / 9:13 pm

    I would give it to my son. We’ve already tried trial and he loves it.

  2. Joshua Spiers
    November 27, 2016 / 9:29 pm

    I would like to give this to my two young boys

  3. Christine D
    November 27, 2016 / 10:43 pm

    My daughter ❤️

  4. nancy lafrance
    November 27, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    Any of my 4 daughters!

  5. Tainan Lu
    November 28, 2016 / 2:49 am

    I would give it to my nephew

  6. Victoria Ess
    November 28, 2016 / 7:22 am

    I’d gift it to my niece!

  7. November 28, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Id give it to my daughter! I love that it’s fun and learning together – Great review!

  8. Melissa F
    November 28, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    I would give it to my son, he struggles with reading but working on his tablet is encouraging him to work at it as much as possible..

  9. krysta d
    November 29, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    I would gift this to my niece!! She would love it!

  10. Erin Lewis
    November 29, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    I would gift this to my niece.

  11. Nicole B
    November 29, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    I would gift it to my two boys!

  12. Lisa McLain
    November 29, 2016 / 6:01 pm

    My son would love this app

  13. Alex
    November 29, 2016 / 6:26 pm

    I would give it to my Godkids

  14. LoganC
    November 29, 2016 / 11:20 pm

    I would gift it to my girlfriends nephew!

  15. November 30, 2016 / 12:36 am

    I would gift it to my son.

  16. nicole aben
    November 30, 2016 / 12:37 am

    I would gift this to my son who is a beginner reader

  17. lori butler
    December 1, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    i would gift to my nieces

  18. patricia furlong
    December 1, 2016 / 7:10 pm

    i would give it to my youngest son

  19. tania c
    December 4, 2016 / 8:03 am

    My kids would love it t

  20. Denise M
    December 4, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    I would love to give this gift to my son who is in grade 1. It would be a perfect thing for him!

  21. Pat Drouillard
    December 4, 2016 / 11:53 pm

    My grandkids

  22. nicolthepickle
    December 6, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I would gift it to my daughter.

  23. Wanda Bee
    December 6, 2016 / 10:39 pm

    I would give this to my best friend’s young son.

  24. Jennifer P.
    December 7, 2016 / 12:30 am

    I would gift the Ooka Island subscription to my daughter.

  25. melissa m
    December 7, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    i would get the subscription for my daughter

  26. Caryn Coates
    December 8, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    I would gift it to my daughter

  27. Mandy
    December 9, 2016 / 3:07 am

    I would gift this to my nephew. He’s just starting to learn reading at school. Think this would be great for him.

  28. Brenda Lacourciere
    December 11, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    I would love to give this to my grandson.

  29. Amy Stackhouse
    December 13, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    I would gift it to my son 🙂

  30. Lindsay T
    December 14, 2016 / 10:10 pm

    I would gift it to my daughters!

  31. December 15, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I would gift it to my daughter. She’s loves reading and discovering things.

  32. Tracey
    December 18, 2016 / 12:52 am

    I would give my Ooka Island subscription to my nephew.

  33. Carey Hurst
    December 18, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    I would use this for my toddler , he would benefit thank you

  34. Rob F
    December 18, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    I’d give it to my niece