Thanks to Schoolhouse Review Crew, my family and I have been able to use and review Samson's Classroom, user/kid-friendly, web-based educational software.
My daughter (5) and I are working on learning to read, so we were excited by Samson's three categories: Spelling, Sight Words, and Reading.
"Spelling with Samson" offers a collection of spelling games. I can change the words to match what I want her to focus on right now. "Sight Words" uses games to help her to learn to recognize and read 224 commonly used words (e.g., and, the, it, big). I can also print out worksheets and flashcards for her. The "Reading with Samson" section helps with comprehension. We'll get there eventually.
Samson's is kid-friendly and fun. My daughter can work on her own and I can log into the parent's section at any time and check on her progress. Samson's works for us and it might well work for you too. It's definitely worth checking out.
There are several pricing options. It is only $30 a year for home use, which I think is a real steal for all that you get. And if you are homeschooling more than one child, it is only $50 for a year of family use (up to 4 users). The classroom (up to 30 users) fee is only $80 per year. You can try it out here.
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Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.