Parents' Guide to

Reading Rewards

By Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Rewards, social features encourage kids to read and connect.

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  • Personal information is not sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is not shared for third-party marketing.
  • Unclear whether this product displays personalised advertising.
  • Unclear whether data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This digital reading log may be a handy support tool for kids who are reluctant readers, as well as for kids who love to read, though the emphasis on rewards might not work for everyone. Reading Rewards' incentive program and its social features can act as carrots for kids who don't already love to read. For kids who do love reading, they can use it to log their abundant reading time/books read, to grow in reading comprehension, and to practice expression by sharing their thoughts about what they've read with friends. The one potential drawback for older kids may be the intensive parent/teacher oversight. If parents and/or teachers use the optional administrator account features to monitor ("validate" is the term used by the app) what kids are reading and for how long, it's likely that some kids (especially teens) may be turned off. If parents use the app with a kid's needs in mind, help kids choose awesome books, and wean them off external rewards, this app can be a real win-win.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPod Touch , iPad
  • Subjects: Language & Reading : reading, reading comprehension, writing
  • Skills: Self-Direction : achieving goals, motivation, personal growth, work to achieve goals, Tech Skills : social media
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: May 5, 2017
  • Category: Education
  • Publisher: Cachelle
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
  • Last updated: May 16, 2017

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