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age 4+

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age 5+

content is decent, but cancelling is a nightmare

the online book library was fairly good and the interface was easy to use on a laptop and on our ipads. unfortunately, our kinds weren't very interested in the books that were available. I read other reviews that complained about having a hard time cancelling. you cannot "cancel" right away. the only option is to check a box to say "do not renew". after checking that box, your only option is to wait until the end of the month to see if Skybrary honors your request. at $5 per month, it wasn't a high priority for me to check, I just assumed that they would be honest. it took 2-3 months before I remembered that the charge should have stopped. I tried checking "do not renew" once more, but still got billed for another month. I eventually went straight to my credit card company to dispute the charge.
age 3+
age 4+

My impression of Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow offers a large variety of book in different subjects for different age groups for a subscription price of $9.99 a month or 6 months for $ 29.99 which is a better deal. My son is very bright but he is on the Autism Spectrum and for him, Reading Rainbow had too many distractions. The book selection is great! Going to the different islands to pick out books was more fun for him than actually reading the books. The books have animations that a child can press and watch it wiggle. I don't feel it adds to the story and for us it was a distraction. I think an ebook should book just like a paper book ( or at least have the option to turn that feature off) a lot the books had great illustrations and that ( along with the story) in it self should enough to engage a young reader. The videos are nice but there again, a distraction. If they had parent controls to turn off some of those features, I would give it 5 stars. We bought a 6 month subscription but I will not be renewing unless they make some of those changes