All three of my children are reading above grade level.

I cannot say enough good things about this program. I am now using Explode the Code online with my third child who asks daily if she gets to go on today. All three of my children are reading above grade level. I could not be more pleased with their reading progress or with this product which has been a large part of that progress. -Brenda S.

I love the teacher's dashboard.

My 5-year-old son has been using Explode The Code for about a month now and loves it. There is a clear improvement in his reading and pronunciation since he has started. I love the teacher's dashboard. It helps me keep track of the time he has spent playing. It also lets me know how he is doing on each of the assignments. His favorite part is that he earns a badge after every assignment, not a grade. I will be happy to post updates in the future. But, if asked for my opinion, I would recommend this to anybody and everybody looking for a way to teach their child to read. -Eddie Y.

In less than two weeks, she has started trying to sound out words in her books.

My husband and I ordered Explode-The-Code as a last ditch effort to get our 2nd grader to become interested in learning to read. As soon as our login arrived, she dove in a started "playing". In less than two weeks, she has started trying to sound out words in her books. Her skills level have risen and her confidence soared. She loves earning the butterflies and bees, often working for an hour or more, even after I've told her she could stop. We are really impressed with how quickly this program worked for her, and plan to order it again next year for our son. -Lisa B.

I have to say, ETC Online goes above and beyond my expectation. It is everything it claims to be.

I use this with my two younger children, ages 5 and 8. Both children use the computer regularly and have no tolerance for cheesy computer games and programs. For the past two years I have used the ETC workbooks with the 8 year old, and I was nervous trying the Online format. I have to say, ETC Online goes above and beyond my expectation. It is everything it claims to be. My children love it and ask to do it every day. They are excelling in phonics, and strive to "earn the Airplane" in every unit. The program is challenging, but because its leveling is automatic, it's never frustrating. I give it 5 stars! -C. O.

We have battled for 2 years with 4 different phonics curriculums to get (my son) to read. We started using the ETC online and he LOVES it!

I have a 6 year old (almost 7). I've had a difficult time teaching him to read. He loses interest quickly and has a very difficult time putting his blends together to sound out words. We have battled for 2 years with 4 different phonics curriculums to get him to read. We started using the ETC online and he LOVES it! He asks to do phonics every day and I can get 25 minute lessons in easily. He loves that after completing his daily assignments he is rewarded with a short online game. This curriculum has been a lifesaver for our family! My son is progressing better than ever and I no longer feel like I need to get him tested for learning disabilities! (Yes, it was getting to that point.) -Eliane O.

I have recommended ETC online to every parent that I know who is concerned about their child's progress in reading.

I love using Explode the Code Online! I used it with my oldest who went from reading on a 2nd grade level to a 5th grade level in one year. She is a great speller as well, and I attribute a lot of her success to ETC. I am now using it with my younger child and I am seeing progress with him as well. My kids like using the computer for their practice rather than another workbook. I really appreciate the reports and the auto-leveling features because I know that my child can't move on until he has mastered the level. It forces him to focus and attend to his practice if he wants to move forward. I have recommended ETC online to every parent that I know who is concerned about their child's progress in reading. -Erica F.

I tell everyone about this program. In my job I get to help other families like mine with special needs kids and this is one of the best programs on the market.

I love Explode the Code, because is very simple to use and teaching comprehension. I will continue to use it year after year until my boys complete the entire program. I tell everyone about this program. In my job I get to help other families like mine with special needs kids and this is one of the best programs on the market. -Jo C.

My favorite part is the student report page that gives excellent information on each child's progress and even tips on how they can improve.

I love Explode the Code for my 6 year old son. The online version (we use a tablet) works great for a busy Mom. It is user friendly so even young children can work independently. It also keeps track of their progress and makes adjustments based on their performance. My favorite part is the student report page that gives excellent information on each child's progress and even tips on how they can improve. Overall my son and I both love the program and he looks forward to "playing" on his tablet each day. The tablet version has a few glitches at times, but nothing that would keep me from using it or recommending the software to others. So thankful we were able to purchase this through the co-op! -Jessica.

The lessons are quick and enjoyable. She retains more from ECT Online than any other method we have tried.

My daughter has been making very slow progress in phonics since September. I ordered ETC Online the first week of March. She has rapidly progressed in this past month. Her ablities have improved more in the last month than the six months prior. The lessons are quick and enjoyable. She retains more from ECT Online than any other method we have tried. We will continue to use it until she completes all the levels. -Lori D.

It is a major win in our home.

I purchased Explode the Code Online for 3 of my children this year. It is my kids' favorite part of their school day. I have the settings set so they can stop after 20 minutes. Today I had to make my son stop so others could get their turn. It is a major win in our home. It gives them extra practice with phonics and I can use the teacher's site and track weaknesses and know how to help them best. -Amy J.

I like how it verbally reinforces what they're seeing on the screen and helps with their reading!

My daughter has used Explode the Code for over 1 year now and we liked it so much we renewed our membership for this school year. I like how it verbally reinforces what they're seeing on the screen and helps with their reading! Overall, a great program, even for when my daughter is just starting to read. -K. L.

Easy for the kids to use and tracks progress through the units, repeating key areas, if needed.

I love explode the code online. We have been purchasing it through the co-op off and on for about 12 years-using it with all 5 of our kids in Kindergarten and 1st grade. We much prefer it over the explode the code books. Easy for the kids to use and tracks progress through the units, repeating key areas, if needed. Great value through the co-op! -Cindy G.

I'm looking forward to seeing how much his phonics and reading skills improve over the next few months!

My son struggles in reading, so I thought we'd give Explode the Code a try. He enjoys the online lessons and likes earning the butterfly badges when he successfully completes a lesson. I'm looking forward to seeing how much his phonics and reading skills improve over the next few months! -Carol D.

I also like that you can go straight to the assessment test for each level, so your not wasting any time.

I purchased Explode the Code, through the co-op here recently. My son has dyslexia and has struggled to get to where he is now. I started him at level 1 and moved him up after making sure he already knew all the info in the level. He has already finished several phonics programs before this, but most of the rules were not sticking. I am excited to see him progressing each day with Explode the Code. I also like that you can go straight to the assessment test for each level, so your not wasting any time. -Sarah B.

My 5 year old loves explode the code on iPad!

My 5 year old loves explode the code on iPad! It gives him a break from the books & he thinks he is getting to play but still learning! Win win for teacher & student. -Mom o.

I like the real time information it gives the parent and shows the strengths and weaknesses of the student.

We are using ETC online for our morning work routine every day. I like the real time information it gives the parent and shows the strengths and weaknesses of the student. We will continue to use it this school year. -Katie F.

he is writing out sentences because of this program!!

My son has been using it for a month and we love it he is writing out sentences because of this program!! Very pleased!!! -Elizabeth C.

I can already see a difference in his reading.

I purchased this for my seven year old who was struggling with reading. He has loved playing/working on the Explode the Code computer version. We have used it on both the iPad and the computer and both work great. He typically uses the iPad because he can play it anywhere. I can already see a difference in his reading. He is decoding words much better. -Lori W.

My daughter is really becoming a great decoder.

My daughter is really becoming a great decoder. Also, she almost always gets her spelling words correct before we go over them now. -B. G.

It has been the best complete program I've found.

I have used Explode the Code online in addition to the books with all 3 of my kids. It has been the best complete program I've found. I'm using it right now with my youngest, who has been a reluctant reader, and she begs to do it. I recommend this to everyone! -Dyann P.

Our daughter is progressing and learning quicker than if I was teaching her!

Explode the Code online is great! Our daughter is progressing and learning quicker than if I was teaching her!She enjoys it. -Ms. K.

His reading in English is making huge strides using ETC online. I highly recommend it!

I having been using the ETC workbooks for years with my children and liked them. I love the online version even more! My son whom we adopted from China a year ago is ten years old. His reading in English is making huge strides using ETC online. I highly recommend it! -Leslie.

After 3 weeks he is reading better, but more importantly he has confidence that he can read. That's the biggest difference and what makes this momma smile!

Our son had gotten it in his head that he was stupid and couldn't read because of a bad experience in school. Truthfully phonics is not my strong suit so I didn't feel like I could teach him the best way or the easiest way. I purchased Explode the Code for him. He was not excited at all and there were tears the first couple of times we sat down together. But tears have turned to smiles!!!! We do 10 min a day together. He does the work, but I sit with him for encouragement. He's a different kiddo!! After 3 weeks he is reading better, but more importantly he has confidence that he can read. That's the biggest difference and what makes this momma smile! -Natalie.

I think this is a great program.

I think this is a great program. I do wish the program gave an assessment at the start so that it would know exactly where to start my daughter. She enjoys the practice. -K. H.

This has been a great resource for my 1st grader. He can do it independently!

With us in the midst of a busy season and me falling behind in our phonics lessons, this has been a great resource for my 1st grader. He can do it independently! My 9, 7, and 5 year old all look forward to it because it seems so fun to do school on the computer. With the books I planned on buying this year, this discounted online program offered me a better deal financially. I have enjoyed this product and I have told others about it! -Emily.

I am so happy that I purchased Explode the Code online to use with my 7 year old son.

I am so happy that I purchased Explode the Code online to use with my 7 year old son. He has been diagnosed with dyslexia and it is a great supplement to another program that we use. Usually I have him do three sessions at a time but he always wants to do more. I can see progress in his reading. -Felicia.

This has definitely helped my daughter with her reading.

This has definitely helped my daughter with her reading. Great product. -Kathi L.

I also LOVE the teacher area which not only lets me know where the gaps are in his learning, but also gives suggestions on what I can do to help fix them!

I have two boys using ETC. My youngest, age 7, has severe ADHD and is a reluctant reader. ETC has helped quite a bit with his reading. He doesn't always have the easiest time with ETC but I like how it keeps placing him back for him to practice a skill he needs work on. I also LOVE the teacher area which not only lets me know where the gaps are in his learning, but also gives suggestions on what I can do to help fix them! My older son, age 9, is breezing through the program but also seems to benefit from it. There were a few areas he has trouble with that I was not aware he was struggling with. I would DEFINITELY recommend this program to anyone who wants to help their child to be able to read better. It really does make a difference. -Tiffany B.

It's already helped her make the connection with sounding out words!

We've been using Explode the Code a couple of times a week with our four-year-old daughter. It's already helped her make the connection with sounding out words! She's always excited to use it, so I'm really glad we bought the membership! :) -Laurel.

They LOVE the games and I love how it reinforces what they learn in a way that they WANT to do it

We are using Explode the Code Online with two of our daughters. I am really liking the way it is working for them. I do think that they need to be used WITH the books though. It is more of an exercise with them and doesn't actually TEACH them how the phonics work. The books do though. They LOVE the games and I love how it reinforces what they learn in a way that they WANT to do it. I plan on continuing to use it and renew my subscription to it next year. I would heartily recommend this to anyone wanting to reinforce phonics with their children. -Carol B.

I love the progress page where I can see detailed evidence of how my child is doing.

Excellent program- I love the progress page where I can see detailed evidence of how my child is doing. -Peg.

My 7 yr old son has finally gotten back on track with his reading!

My 7 yr old son has finally gotten back on track with his reading! I love the phonics-based instruction and he loves the games! -E. A.

My son LOVES using Explode the Code online!

My son LOVES using Explode the Code online! It's very motivating with the frequent reward buttons. He works hard to try to earn an airplane or butterfly. I love that I can view his progress and easily see where he needs more practice. Handwriting is difficult for him, but doing the exercises on the computer allows him to focus on the phonics rather than stress over handwriting. -Stacey M.

My girls now love to read! They are more confident because of their increased ability to decode words on their own.

Hello, I had recently purchased The "Explode The Code" program for my 6yr old and 8yr old girls. I had also purchased the workboks in order to apply what they are learning from the online program. My girls now love to read! They are more confident because of their increased ability to decode words on their own. My girls love to earn the different buttons and compete with one another to see who can get the most points. I paid for a personal phonics tutor in the past for my oldest. During that whole time I had spent $350.00. My daughter hated to read and had a stuttering problem. Now, for only $35.00 for the yr per child I can homeschool my children with confidence that the "Explode the Code" program works! -Mrs. P.

The reward system is very motivating. Sometimes they even do extra lessons beyond what I assign.

I have 3 children ages 10, 8 & 5 using Explode the Code online and they all love it. I love to see how excited they get when they get an airplane. The reward system is very motivating. Sometimes they even do extra lessons beyond what I assign. My 5 yr old is learning very quickly to read and spell and it's "hands free" teaching for me:) -Jennifer T.

I love that this program will automatically place my child depending on her progress.

I love that this program will automatically place my child depending on her progress. She is learning well with this program. I also really like that I can place her in whatever lesson I choose depending on if I think she needs to repeat a lesson, or if we simply need to work on something farther ahead in the book. -Jami F.

After three full weeks of just 20 minutes a day, I am astounded at what he is learning on multiple levels.

My 2nd grade daughter did ETC workbooks and loved them last year. My Kindergartner son (this year) hates workbooks at this stage, so I thought this a great alternative. After three full weeks of just 20 minutes a day, I am astounded at what he is learning on multiple levels. We do it together. The tracking information for the teacher is great just to measure progress. I plan to use it at least 4 days a week, 20 minutes a day until Jan 2013, and then perhaps increase the time a bit. We have our great days and our good days. No bad days yet :)! He is fully engaged. -H. L.

I am thoroughly impressed! Highly recommended!

I LOVE Explode-the-Code online. And more importantly, so does my son! He is a reluctant reader/speller, but is making amazing progress with this program. I am thoroughly impressed! Highly recommended! -Lisa A.

I like that I can easily check her progress and access her understanding, so I can reinforce the skills that she struggles with.

I bought Explode the Code online after having used the Explode the Code Primers and first 3 workbooks with my 5 year old daughter. She has really been enjoying the online version. It is motivating, she loves counting her buttons, and she often asks to do Explode the Code online outside of her "school" time. I like that I can easily check her progress and access her understanding, so I can reinforce the skills that she struggles with. I highly recommend this program. -Cathy K.

My son LOVES this program. It's really nice to see him enjoy it so much that he asks to do it.

My son LOVES this program. It's really nice to see him enjoy it so much that he asks to do it. He looks forward to his little pins he gets after each lesson. I love that the lessons are short enough for his little attention span yet he learns and remembers each lesson so well that he really doesn't get frustrated. I highly recommend this program. -J. M.

Now she's only 7 and reading at a fifth grade level!

My daughters have both had a great experience with ETC. We bought it when my oldest and I were having some clashes over reading time, ETC helped her continue her progress more independently. Now she's only 7 and reading at a fifth grade level! I have four friends who also use with their kids. -Carra S.

My 8 year old son had been struggling with reading and is now excited to try!

My 8 year old son had been struggling with reading and is now excited to try! He is REALLY proud of himself when he receives a paper airplane as a reward for getting all the answers correct! -Kathy A.

After almost a month of using explode the code online, my son still loves doing it. He is picking up reading and doing well.

So far the program has been working great for my son. In the past, reading time was a real big struggle. My son didn't like it and I was having a hard time with my patience with him. After almost a month of using explode the code online, my son still loves doing it. He is picking up reading and doing well. It also is a lot easier for me with 5 little ones. -I. P.

We love it! ... I like that I can track the work they have completed by time and skill.

I bought ETC for my two oldest children and then purchased a third for our youngest. We love it! The children enjoy the program and have benefited from it. I like that I can track the work they have completed by time and skill. We use it as a supplement to their schoolwork. My oldest is dyslexic and it has helped her with phonemic awareness. If we have a few minutes to spare before dinner time, I'll ask them to complete 3 buttons worth. Often they'll want to complete more because they enjoy the challenge. I typically assign it as independent work while I work one-on-one with another child. ETC is a great complement to the Slingerland program my daughter is using. -Mom t.

It has put the joy back into learning for my six year old son.

I purchased this as a supplemental resource to our Horizons Phonics Curriculum. I have been very impressed with the quality and content of Explode the Code. It has put the joy back into learning for my six year old son. I will continue to use this program with my two younger children as well. -Maureen R.

This has been a great tool to reinforce my daughter's phonics skills. I used it all last year and re-ordered it again this year because I find it beneficial.

This has been a great tool to reinforce my daughter's phonics skills. I used it all last year and re-ordered it again this year because I find it beneficial. She is reading so well now, and I believe Explode the Code has helped her with sounding out words. -Jennifer D.

Explode the Code Online has helped our family considerably, as my 6 yr. old son is able to do it independently while I spend time with my 3 yr. old.

Explode the Code Online has helped our family considerably, as my 6 yr. old son is able to do it independently while I spend time with my 3 yr. old. We were using another reading program that required considerable 1-on-1 time with him, which left my 3 year old to entertain herself. Since most of his subjects require 1-on-1, she was left out too much of the time, which I knew was not good for her and that was causing me quite a bit stress. This program takes care of reading and even spelling, and allows us more quality time together. I can monitor his progress, and it automatically keeps detailed records for me. He loves being on the computer, so even though it is work, he welcomes it. I believe we will continue to use this program. -Mom o.

He is loving Explode the Code and can't wait to do his "work". He has readily grasped the material and can understand the directions.

We started this program actually as a precursor to full time school. We have a young(late b/d) 5yo boy not ready for "full time" K but also beyond preschool. He is loving Explode the Code and can't wait to do his "work". He has readily grasped the material and can understand the directions. The directions are easy for him to follow. He needed some help at first with using a mouse but that didn't take long to get the hang of! He has used other online programs such as starfall and he prefers this because "its not for babies!" I will continue to use it and have already recommended it. -K.Palladino.

My daughter loves the program and we will continue to use the product. We have told several friends about it as well.

I like that it tracks the childs progress and gives positive feedback to the child as they work through the exercise. My daughter loves the program and we will continue to use the product. We have told several friends about it as well. -S. B.

This is a great self-directed way for a child to work on their reading skills.

This is a great self-directed way for a child to work on their reading skills. Great in that it is done on the computer so different than sitting down to another workbook and keeps my child's interest better. The best part is the immediate positive feedback they get. -Nicole O.

I enjoy the ease of use and that they can work at their own pace. Thank you for a great product.

My kids (I have two doing phonics) have both enjoyed ETC. They really enjoy getting a "butterfly" and like the reward system. I enjoy the ease of use and that they can work at their own pace. Thank you for a great product. -Chris G.

This is the kind of learning program that perfectly utilizes the technology without creating wasted time on gaming-type activities. Highly recommended!!

My 7 year old son started ETC online this January. He was scoring below basic and couldn't read a basic reader without a great deal of struggle. He is now, just 5 months later, scoring proficient in book 6! He is reading level 2 readers and his spelling has improved multiple grade levels. This is the kind of learning program that perfectly utilizes the technology without creating wasted time on gaming-type activities. Highly recommended!! -Michelle G.

He is excited about working on his phonics each day (as opposed to hiding)!

My son had been using the Explode the Code workbooks. I like the pacing of the online version. He is excited about working on his phonics each day (as opposed to hiding)! -D. H.

It's only been a few weeks since he started using it, but I can already see improvement in his reading lessons.

My 8 year old asked for "computer school" this year, and since he can use more phonics practice, Explode the Code online seemed like the perfect option. It's only been a few weeks since he started using it, but I can already see improvement in his reading lessons. Its set up is self motivating to my son, as he gets so excited when he gets a butterfly or airplane token (the butterfly token means he passed a level and the airplane token means he got a perfect score on it). I can definitely see purchasing another year's subscription as needed for this child and definitely for the next one too. -Robin E.

Since using this program for a few weeks I have noticed his confidence has really improved, he enjoys working on the lessons.

My son struggles with dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome, and everyday when we had to sit down for reading it was a battle! He was frustrated and hated it! Since using this program for a few weeks I have noticed his confidence has really improved, he enjoys working on the lessons. He gets immediate feedback on how he is doing by the little bug symbols. I love the parent section - I can monitor how he is doing and tweak the program for his needs. I am so happy that we found this program!!! -Hillary D.

He loves Explode the Code online. He appreciates getting immediate feedback and I appreciate monitoring his progress! I notice improvement in his decoding skills and I highly recommend the product.

My son struggles with reading, but was resistant to other methods of remediation. He loves Explode the Code online. He appreciates getting immediate feedback and I appreciate monitoring his progress! I notice improvement in his decoding skills and I highly recommend the product. -M. R.

It is interactive and holds my child's attention.

Explode the Code online has been a great tool for my child. It is interactive and holds my child's attention. I recommend this program for anyone working with phonics! Thanks Explode the Code! -Lori.

The site is very user friendly, even for my 5 year old who is still struggling with the basics of reading.

I have two children currently using Explode the Code online. One is 5 and the other 6 and they both really like the program. They look forward to earning "butterflies" or "airplanes" and are motivated to reach the goal of 5 or 10 butterflies and/or airplanes for the day. They also like the games portion of the site - when they work on enough units for the day, they can play online games. I like the product because I can keep track of their progress, set the goals, decide what days they are allowed to play the online games, and I can print certificates after they successfully complete a book. I like it better than the ETC books because they can redo a unit that they struggle with over and over again until they have the skills to successfully pass it. I also like to be able to track how much time is spent working on certain skills. The site is very user friendly, even for my 5 year old who is still struggling with the basics of reading. I would recommend this program as a great supplement to whatever reading program is already being done at home! -Kathrine.

I love that I can track their progress and trouble areas.

I have two children using explode the code online. They are ages 7 and 5. They both love using explode the code. They also love the "Fun" button that appears after they have completed their lessons. I love that I can track their progress and trouble areas. I also like that I can establish the rules for when the "Fun" button will appear. -Jenn C.

I love that I can can easily track her progress.

Explode the Code Online has allowed my 5-year-old to complete many more activities than she has completed through the traditional workbooks. After a month of using Explode the Code Online she has finished Book 1 and has started Book 2. I love that I can can easily track her progress and she loves trying to earn butterflies and paper airplanes. -Laura.

The activities are interesting and seem to be just the right length to keep their attention. I also like the variety of the lessons. I highly recommend it.

We have been using ETC Online for a few weeks now and we love it! I wish I had checked into it last year. I love how it moves along at the kids' pace, getting more difficult or easier based on their performance, until they have mastered the material. The activities are interesting and seem to be just the right length to keep their attention. I also like the variety of the lessons. I highly recommend it. -Sherrie L.

He is making visible progress, and I like that the computer gives him feedback as to how well he did an the unit.

I purchased the ETC program for my 6 year old son. He is making visible progress, and I like that the computer gives him feedback as to how well he did an the unit. The 'teacher' page has been very informative. I can easily track my son's progress and see where his weaknesses are. I am VERY happy with this purchase. -K. P.

We absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our 4 year old was reading simple words such as sat, bat etc.., He is now reading almost everything and is spelling 3-5 letter words.

We absolutely love it!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our 4 year old was reading simple words such as sat, bat etc.., He is now reading almost everything and is spelling 3-5 letter words. -Richard P.

I love the scorecard feature. It helps me know what he's actually retaining and what needs work. I ve recommended this program to a number of friends.

We ve been using the Explode the Code workbooks for two years. I had concerns that my third grader - then a first grader, had some dyslexia issues. ETC was very effective for him. He quickly learned to read once we started the books. I ve since learned he is an audio visual learner and I wondered if the Explode The Code program online would be additionally helpful.�We ve been using it for about a month. I use the online program to reinforce the workbooks. And I love the scorecard feature. It helps me know what he's actually retaining and what needs work. I ve recommended this program to a number of friends. -H. M.

My family feels happier and more confident. The kids are positive. it is much better than free programs and cheap programs we have tried. We will continue using it and I highly recommend it.

My two sons could speak English but not read a word as we lived in a foreign country until now. The program was systematic, fun, and educational, and they enjoyed working their way through it, tracking their progress and appreciating how they could now read English with increasingly greater fluency.�My family feels happier and more confident. The kids are positive. it is much better than free programs and cheap programs we have tried. We will continue using it and I highly recommend it. I've encouraged three other people to use it. Reading builds fluency, understanding and a deeper ability to have good relationships with family members, because you have the words with which to work things out. and you understand a bit more about the world outside of yourself. -Rachel G.

I love being able to see his progress on my laptop. I give it 2 thumbs up.

All 4 of our children have used "Explode the Code"in book form and loved it. Our youngest son is very happy to be able to do this program on the computer. I love being able to see his progress on my laptop.�I give it 2 thumbs up. -Y. O'Brien.

ETC has also helped her improve her spelling. She enjoys using the program, and as a result is more willing to spend the time needed to learn.�

Explode the Code has helped by daughter better understand phonics, giving her reading ability a real boost. ETC has also helped her improve her spelling. She enjoys using the program, and as a result is more willing to spend the time needed to learn.�I like how easy it for me to navigate the reporting features and how easy it is to adjust the learning levels so my daughter doesn't get board if she's grasped a concept and needs to jump ahead. -Carol S.

GREAT GREAT PRODUCT. I do not usually critique products, but this one I really believe in.

I am using the online product from ETC this year with my twins. I paid $60.00 per student for a year�s access. Anything less than $60/student would be great, but to be completely honest, it is worth more to me than what I paid. GREAT GREAT PRODUCT. I do not usually critique products, but this one I really believe in. The features for educators/parents are great too. I am really excited that this product will be available for less, so maybe more people will have the opportunity to experience it. -Julieann B.

I have already seen improvement in his spelling and reading comprehension skills.�

I bought this for my son who is going into second grade. His spelling is questionable, and his reading could use some improvement. He is currently wrapping up 'book2' of the online explode the code and I can say I have already seen improvement in his spelling and reading comprehension skills.�My son is not a sit down and do school type kid, so he loves the 'stickers' he earns at the end of each section. I tell him how many stickers he needs to finish with that days explode the code and he works hard to earn them so he can go play. I love them because I can tell as I walk past the computer how far he is gone, how well he is doing, and how long he will be before he wraps it up.�I would say we are very pleased with our explode the code purchase. -M. S.

The fact that he can work independently on it has freed me up for that time as well, to work on other things I need to do. It's a win-win!

My son was struggling with paper & pencil phonics. He was not engaged, and therefore learning to read became a frustrating process for both of us. I was unsure of what he needed to work on and what would be best.�A friend in my co-op told me about Explode the Code. I went online to research and discovered the online version of the program. I was so excited! I knew this program was solid in what it was teaching and the online format would engage my son. The added bonus is the feedback provided to the parent of what the child is excelling at or struggling with and the peace of mind that the program automatically moves him forward or keeps him where he is at until the concept is mastered.�Now "Reading Practice" is a part of school we both look forward to. The fact that he can work independently on it has freed me up for that time as well, to work on other things I need to do. It's a win-win! -Melissa N.

I am the mother of a 6 year old with a phonetics speech disorder. Phonics lessons were hard and involved lots of frustration and a few tears.

I am the mother of a 6 year old with a phonetics speech disorder. Phonics lessons were hard and involved lots of frustration and a few tears. Explode The Code counters that with nice simple "games" he can play. As a parent I still need to sit with him as he does the program and keep him focused but it has increased his skills in an otherwise hard area for him. He loves that he can play a set amount of lessons and the games button comes up; good motivation for him. I like that I can supplement the online game with the paper workbook when we are traveling with no access to a computer. I recommend this program for kids who seem to be frustrated with a traditional way of phonics mastery. -Laura B.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Explode the Code online!! I was debating between getting the workbooks or going the online route, and I am so glad that we chose the online version.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Explode the Code online!! I was debating between getting the workbooks or going the online route, and I am so glad that we chose the online version. Our main curriculum already incorporates phonics and handwriting, so ETC online works as tool to further his understanding. It's easy for my six year old to manage all on his own, and it's easy for me to quickly glance at the screen and see how he's doing (there are "buttons" on the side that he "earns" that tell me very easy whether he's mastered the concept or not.) I also have access to view what he needs more work on. I also love how I can use this as a multi-media/computer class as well. The greatest benefit is that he views this as a reward!!! I say that in order for him to "get" to do Explode the code, he has to complete all of his other written school work. It is amazing to me how he stays on task in order to be able to have computer time.�I am so very happy with this program and would recommend it fully (and I already do!!) to everyone and anyone! -Christy R.

Finally, a program that teaches skills at a developmentally and age-appropriate level and puts the emphasis back on systematic, progressive phonics instruction, where it belongs.

My 5 year old loves this program. It's interactive and appealing without being overloaded with graphics, so that the focus stays on the language-based lesson content. Finally, a program that teaches skills at a developmentally and age-appropriate level and puts the emphasis back on systematic, progressive phonics instruction, where it belongs. My reluctant reader is no longer turned off by the mention of reading, because he sees himself making progress, as do I through the highly detailed post-lesson assessments. As a former K-5 classroom teacher and now homeschooling parent, I am pleased to have found a program that is the mainstay of my emergent reader instruction. I plan to use this in a few years again with my youngest child. -Heather C.

We have used what seems like every other program out there. This one was fun and they learned so much and we're able to retain the information.

I have 9 year old twins and they had a hard time picking up reading. We started using ETC when they were 8 years old and it changed our lives. We have used what seems like every other program out there. This one was fun and they learned so much and we're able to retain the information. I love that it is online and the program decides when they have mastered it. I am able to step back and let them learn. -Sue M.

I love the tracking system!

I love the tracking system! My child is improving and he gets excited when I show him the graph. I have told many people about ETC online and I will continue to use it. -K. J.

Explode the Code has helped my son with phonemes and word fluency.

Explode the Code has helped my son with phonemes and word fluency. It seems like after two days of using it, something just clicked. We will continue to use it in the future. Overall, it's a great program and I'm glad that we found it. -J. B.

ETC was recommended to me by a fellow special needs parent. I'm glad I followed her recommendation.

ETC was recommended to me by a fellow special needs parent. I'm glad I followed her recommendation. It's so easy for my son to do while steadily building up his reading skills. It doesn't frustrate him, which is very important to me. I find it better than offline intervention. -Cris E.

After only one week, (I'm not making this up!) his therapist came out and told me his reading had dramatically improved!

My ten year old takes vision therapy for issues he has processing information. He has always struggled with reading. After only one week, (I'm not making this up!) his therapist came out and told me his reading had dramatically improved! We had not done any school work over the summer, and he had only just started back to school with the Eplode-The-Code program. He did do the program a lot that first week because he was enjoying it, the "fun" button was a great incentive and he was actually asking to do extra work. That has been a couple of weeks ago now, and his reading continues to improve and his self confidence does too. This program has been a great blessing to my family. -P. A.

It has been asset to us because he greatly improved his phonics skills, made phonics less of a chore and its not cluttered with flashy characters that distract from the task at hand.

My son has been using Explode the Code online for two years now. It is straightforward and simple to use. It reinforces the skills that they learn in the workbook program. It has been asset to us because he greatly improved his phonics skills, made phonics less of a chore and its not cluttered with flashy characters that distract from the task at hand. I have told many friends about this program and my middle son will start using it soon also. -S..

This program is like buying the Explode the Code books and a tutor to go with them.

We just signed up for our second year of Explode the Code on-line. This program is like buying the Explode the Code books and a tutor to go with them. My daughter can work independently and practice her phonics. The software moves her onto harder material when she is ready for it, and gives her more practice in the areas where she is slow or is not getting the phonics concept covered in that unit. And all I have to do is turn on the computer! The parent page is full of valuable information about the students strengths, weaknesses and progress, and I don't have to worry about ordering the next book - it is all right there! -Kathy H.

The Dyslexia specialist told me, that my son would never be able to spell or understand Phonics. With Explode the code he is finally understanding how it works�

The Dyslexia specialist told me, that my son would never be able to spell or understand Phonics. With Explode the code he is finally understanding how it works, even if he is still way below grade level, I can see so much improvement. Doing work on paper, that is most of the time overloaded with work is hard for him, this goes from one problem to the next and makes it easy for him to see. My kids like to work on the computer, so it is almost a reward to get to do Explode the Code. We had some problems in the beginning with the program getting stuck, but after doing recomended updates it works great. -Monika G.

With ETC online, he got all the practice he needed to master the material before it moved forward.

This is the second time we have used ETC online with one of our children. Our son did not do well with traditional workbooks because he was not ready to move on. With ETC online, he got all the practice he needed to master the material before it moved forward. We are now using it with our daughter and we still love it! I just purchased a renewal so that she can continue for another year. -Amy H.

They proceed at their own pace and practice again and again until they get it right.

As a busy mom, having the computer keep track of how they're doing in Explode the Code is a big help. They proceed at their own pace and practice again and again until they get it right. I can have them go back if I think they need more practice. With two boys who have writing blocks, not having to write their answers makes for happier students. It's a win - win for our family. So glad to have found it! -Donna.

It has made him excited about reading!

My 6 year old son loves this online program! It has made him excited about reading! -Megan S.

There is no doubt she "gets" what is taught to her.

My daughter loves ETC. The badges help her to feel accomplishment. There is no doubt she "gets" what is taught to her. -JerseyMom.

I already see improvements in his reading and confidence in approaching an unfamiliar word.

My 9 year old son was still really struggling to read. I bought this as a fun way to get some extra reading practice in. Most of the time he really enjoys it, and is motivated when he gets the highest badge at the end of each round. I already see improvements in his reading and confidence in approaching an unfamiliar word. I am hoping to see continued improvement is his abilities in the coming months. -Lisa T.

It is basic and simple without all the silliness in some programs.

We have used the workbooks in the past but explode the code on line is so much more. The variation of ways taught and hearing the sounds and words helps them retain what they are doing. It is basic and simple without all the silliness in some programs. The children enjoy the insect rewards at the end of each set. they really like trying to get the airplane which is a challenge. We hope to continue through all 8. We have told others about it. -Daisy.

It gives a comprehensive report to the parents, along with suggestions for additional practice that we have implemented.

My 6 & 8 year olds have been working through the ETC workbooks and we decided to switch to online. I have been very happy with the results. It gives a comprehensive report to the parents, along with suggestions for additional practice that we have implemented. My children are mastering the material better with the onine program. (The one thing with workbooks is that the children get additional hand-writing practice, so I have made sure the kids still get plenty of writing, despite not using the workbook format anymore.) This is the very first on-line curriculum I have used with my children and we are pleased! -Karen F.

Not only has our daughter's confidence in reading grown, but also her love for it as well.

This program has been an answer to prayer in many ways. Not only has our daughter's confidence in reading grown, but also her love for it as well. She is eager to use the program each day and gets excited when she receives the incentive buttons. :) -H.R..

She now reads above average for her age.

We love Explode the Code online. I used it with my oldest daughter. It dramatically improved her reading skills. She now reads above average for her age. I am currently using it on my youngest. She enjoys it, and is learning so much! -S. B.

We have been thrilled with this experience�

My daughter was already using the Explode the Code books when we found out about ETC online. We have been thrilled with this experience, and it seems to help my daughter more fully understand the words she is being introduced to in the book. She looks more forward to doing ETC now! Thank you! -Michelle F.

I have used other programs but felt either they weren't well organized or offered too many distractions ... Explode The Code is very organized.

I have used other programs but felt either they weren't well organized or offered too many distractions (shopping, games, songs, etc.). Explode The Code is very organized, in fact the program is able to continuously evaluate my child and will only allow her to move forward when ready. This program does offer rewards in the form of tokens. That may not sound so great but I exchange the tokens for coins. My daughter is more than thrilled with this exchange because she gets to save and shop later. It also helps that I don't have to be right next to my daughter and can help my other children while she's using Explode The Code. I use this program in conjunction with their workbooks, just to switch up. My younger daughter uses the Get Ready For The Code workbooks and is looking forward to ETC. I love the program, my daughter is definitely learning to read and spell! -Joann J.

Both of them show improvement quickly and I think the auditory as well as visual nature of it engages them.

Both of my children have used the online version of Explode the Code and love it. They can't wait to earn airplanes and just try harder to avoid bees. Both of them show improvement quickly and I think the auditory as well as visual nature of it engages them. Add in the tactile nature of typing or using a mouse, and we have all learners covered. I love this program. -Kathryn M.

It helps engage her more in her learning experience. I appreciate it can be done again and again until it is mastered.

I am using this program for my daughter with special needs! She has Down syndrome. She is getting far more from the computer program than she did the workbook. It helps engage her more in her learning experience. I appreciate it can be done again and again until it is mastered. -Penny T.

There have been many times when we were reading together and she would say, "I know that because of Explode the Code.

My daughter (1st grade) has really enjoyed working with this program. Sometimes she gets wrong answers just because it's really unclear what the program is looking for as the right answer, so I don't take complete stock in her scores. However, there have been many times when we were reading together and she would say, "I know that because of Explode the Code." -Jen.

I love that he can learn independently to reinforce what we work on together.

My Kindergarten boy is so excited anytime he gets to use the computer, so using this program is a plus. He loves earning stickers and rewards after lessons. I love that he can learn independently to reinforce what we work on together. I've used ETC workbooks with my older kids, but this is offers great flexibility and added fun to our lessons. -Jenny K.

It has really helped her improve her reading skills in just one month of using it!

Explode the Code online has given my daughter the chance to have reading excercises that constantly assess and stretch her abilities little by little. It gives her great reading practice and continual learning all while playing a computer game. It has really helped her improve her reading skills in just one month of using it! -Glynn.

It's a slow and steady pace with ETC, but he loves it and it is sinking in!

My son has some learning challenges. It's a slow and steady pace with ETC, but he loves it and it is sinking in! He has challenges with writing, so the online version is SO MUCH better than the workbooks for us. I hate to keep him back simply b/c his dexterity skills are behind. -Michelle.

I highly recommend Explode the Code online!

Two of my children are currently using Explode the Code online. One is just learning to read and the other can read but has dyslexia. They both are doing very well with the program, given that they have very different learning needs. Explode the Code online is very easy to use and as their teacher, it is also very easy to track their progress. I highly recommend Explode the Code online! -Candace H.

My daughter who is 6 loves playing explode the code, she says it doesn't feel like homework.

My daughter who is 6 loves playing explode the code, she says it doesn't feel like homework. She thinks its a computer game and loves earning badges. It really reinforces the other language arts curriculum we follow. -Kirsty M.

I LOVE the fact that it gives her as much repetition as she needs to solidify things in her mind.

My 10 year old daughter with Down syndrome uses Explode the Code online and we both love it! She loves getting on the computer and doing her 'work'. I LOVE the fact that it gives her as much repetition as she needs to solidify things in her mind. I also LOVE the fact that I can advance her manually if/when needed when her performance speed may not be enough for the product to move her to the next level due to fine motor skill issues. We just renewed for another year, so we will continue to use it as long as it helps her. -Juliette.

Excellent program. My daughter loves it and would do it all day long if I let her. Her reading skills almost instantly improved.

Excellent program. My daughter loves it and would do it all day long if I let her. Her reading skills almost instantly improved. If there is an area that your child isn't doing very well it also gives you specific direction on what to do to practice that skill. The co-op price is a wonderful blessing. I will continue to use this program and would highly recommend it to others. -Karen L.

My son loves this program!

My son loves this program! He enjoys the graphics and I love how his progress and performance is tracked. My 3 yr old even keeps asking to "play". I'm definitely continuing to use this moving forward. -Lisa D.

I am thrilled to see how quickly he has progressed and aquired new skills -more importantly, he truly enjoys the process!

For the last four years my children have enjoyed the Explode the Code book series. My son however, struggled with printing and would become discouraged with the appearance of his written work and quickly lose interest. Teaching him became a constant battle. I was delighted to find the Explode The Code On-Line program, which focuses on reading, grammar and comprehension. I am thrilled to see how quickly he has progressed and aquired new skills -more importantly, he truly enjoys the process! Not only does the program work for my children, but for my exchange student as well. -Lesley H.

He's a very reluctant learner, so this was an answer to prayer for us.

My six year old son, who cries over workbooks, loves doing Explode The Code on-line! He thinks he's playing a game. Within the first lesson he was reading three letter words. He's a very reluctant learner, so this was an answer to prayer for us. -Julia Y.

It's a great program for us.

We have four children using ETC online. Two natural learners, 5 and 6. My son with a severe learning disability, 13, and a daughter with Aspergers and vision challenges, 9. They all love it. They go eagerly to the computer to do the lessons. We also use the workbooks along with the online. It's a great program for us. -Christina R.

It has helped him with differentiating between the various vowel sounds, and his reading and spelling have improved as a result.

We have been using the Expolde the Code Online resource for a couple of weeks now, and my 6 yr old loves it! It has helped him with differentiating between the various vowel sounds, and his reading and spelling have improved as a result. I appreciate all the graphs and tables that are available to me as his teacher - to see his progress and areas he does well in or is struggling in. This is valuable information. I am impressed with this product. I would not have used it if it was not online, because my child can work independently while I work with our other children. After he has finished I can go back and look at the graphs to see how he did. It really works! -Sue T.

I definitely recommend this product, it has been well worth the investment.

We purchased this for our struggling reader this year. It has been a fantastic resource. The computer is a dispassionate teacher and it allows our son to take the time he needs to decode. He really enjoys the immediate feedback of the butterflies/planes, etc. I love being able to monitor him in my time frame with tracking how he did in each lesson. I definitely recommend this product, it has been well worth the investment. -Jenny A.

I like the feature that I can set a reward (being able to play a fun game) to occur when I want.

I was using the workbook version of this curriculum with my student with significant learning difficulties. She likes using the computer version much more and is more eager to work at it. I like the feature that I can set a reward (being able to play a fun game) to occur when I want. I will continue to use it. The program includes a lot of repetition and different presentations of same material which my learner needs. -Deann.

It is helping him keep up with and improve his reading skills and it's really fun. We love this product!

My 1st grader has been using Explode the Code Online all summer and he really loves it! It is helping him keep up with and improve his reading skills and it's really fun. We love this product! -Laura C.

This is an outstanding program. My kids really enjoy it.

This is an outstanding program. My kids really enjoy it. My son has trouble writing, so this is the way out for us and it really works. I will continue to use it for sure as his reading and spelling skills are constantly improving with ETC. -Natasha Y.

We love it.

We love it. We love that you can access all the books. It is great for kids who need a break from writing too. -Denise B.

My 5.5 year old is learning and retaining so much!

My 5.5 year old is learning and retaining so much! I love that, from the outset, a brief quiz set the program to match the level he needed to be on, so he was able to jump right in to learning. I'll be using this program for my younger son when he's ready to begin reading. -Candy.

Her reading has really improved. Now, instead of asking me to read a book to her, sometimes she just picks up a book and reads to the four year old :)

I was using it first for my daughter who is in first grade, reading at grade level. Her reading has really improved. Now, instead of asking me to read a book to her, sometimes she just picks up a book and reads to the four year old :) Nice to see that independence. I more recently started using ETC with an older student who is reading below grade level. I am excited to begin to see some of those gaps filled. Reading just hasn't "clicked" with him but we can see definite improvements. -Laura.

Love it!! � It is a great way of teaching reading/spelling!

Love it!! We have used ETC for over 6 months with 2 of my girls, ages 5 & 7. They both like it, and it does a great job of teaching and reteaching where each child is. It is a great way of teaching reading/spelling! My 3 yo is using the ETC book, but I plan on switching him to the online version when he is ready for book 1. -Amy C.

I can't say enough good about it! My son loves it!

I've used ETC workbooks for 7 years now. They are wonderful! This is my first year using the online program. I can't say enough good about it! My son loves it! Instead of encouraging him to do another page, he is asking to do another lesson online and will work much longer. His spelling is improving and it is so enjoyable for both of us! We all know how much boys hate to write. This is perfect because they can type it. Most kids love the computer so this is the best of both worlds. It's worth every penny! Don't hestitate to sign up! -Carla B.

I have used this with 3 of my children, and the results have been spectacular!

I have used this with 3 of my children, and the results have been spectacular! I highly recommend this to all of my friends with struggling readers. -C. F.

Great product! My son looks forward to it each day.

We love ETC On-line because my 5 yo gets phonics practice tailored to his level/weak areas. Also, it is something he can do independently while I help my other children with their studies. Great product! My son looks forward to it each day. -Mara.

He loves it!... It makes phonics fun.

We are using Explode The Code with my 5 year old boy. He loves it! We spend about 10-15 min/school day on the site. It makes phonics fun. I like the "teacher" section so that I can see his progress, strengths, and area that need more support. They even give game ideas for areas that need more work. Totally worth the money, IMO. -Emily.

My six year old LOVES the Explode the Code online program.

My six year old LOVES the Explode the Code online program. It's very interactive and she begs to play. -Jen.

I really like the teacher view where I can see how my child is progressing through the material.

I really like the teacher view where I can see how my child is progressing through the material. As a visual learner, I like the graphs and visual presentation of data. My daughter likes that there is a computer game that she is required to play for school :) -Melissa C.

My son immediately started reading after using the program 2 weeks.

I am using ETC with my 1st and 4th grader for the 1st time this year. They love getting on the computer to do their phonics. My son immediately started reading after using the program 2 weeks. He already knew his letter sounds but had not put them together to make words. My 4th grader is just using it to review. They love the immediate feedback. I love the easy use. I highly recommend ETC! -Heather P.

We have used Explode the Code online for just over a year, for my son we adopted from China when he was almost 6 years old. He is now reading at grade level!

We have used Explode the Code online for just over a year, for my son we adopted from China when he was almost 6 years old. He is now reading at grade level! -Laura C.

So far ETC has been amazing.

So far ETC has been amazing.. My daughter is 8 and has had trouble w/ phonectics.. I am starting to see the improvements. -Kris.

ETC not only makes sure that our children are learning, it also makes sure we know their strong and weak points.

E-T-C is great! We like that it keeps track of our children's progress through use of a nationally standardized chart. Our family is currently using ETC for our younger children's learning and as an assessment for our oldest children's knowledge base. The foundations of reading and learning to spell are not something we want to wonder about. ETC not only makes sure that our children are learning, it also makes sure we know their strong and weak points. -A. F.

My 4 1/2 year old is doing really well with Explode the Code online.

My 4 1/2 year old is doing really well with Explode the Code online. She enjoys doing it, and I set a goal every day of her earning 5 blue butterflies. It takes her about 15 minutes. It's a nice break from the workbooks! -Misti.

My last two children are using this online have struggled with reading and this has helped them both considerably and I no longer am the enemy, pushing them to work with me on phonics!

My kids are using this curriculum..this has been a good addition for me as I no longer am working on phonics with my two struggling readers!! The feedback is immediate from the program so the kids can keep learning. This is the second year my family is using the online program. My eldest used the paper ETC and I love having the online version instead. It is the same curriculum EXCEPT no handwriting..well, we use another handwriting program. My next child has graduated from ETC online..he rapidly went through the levels. My last two children are using this online have struggled with reading and this has helped them both considerably and I no longer am the enemy, pushing them to work with me on phonics! I have friends who are using it now and love it..it's a good deal. -C. B.

I enjoy the flexibilty of phonics practice time being independent.

Explode the Code has added considerably to the fluency with which my daughter reads. We bought it on the recommendation of a friend whose daughter loves it, and I have been pleased with the results. My six year old does this program completely independently - very helpful when you have multiple children at home. We use it to suppliment our regular phonics program which comes with books and written worksheets and phonics tiles, all of which I think are crucial for a strong foundation, however, traditional phonics requires the complete attention and time of the parent teaching. I enjoy the flexibilty of phonics practice time being independent. We will continue to use this program through first grade. -Kathy J.

My daughter and I love Explode the Code online. She looks forward to phonics everyday.

My daughter and I love Explode the Code online. She looks forward to phonics everyday. She's excited to get the butterflies or paper airplanes and bummed out when she gets lady bugs or bumblebees. I like how it has her repeat things when she doesn't do so well. It's better than a workbook, because you don't have to erase and they can truly learn for mastery. I also like that I can change where I want her to work, if necessary. -D. J.

It is very easy to follow for the child as well as for the parent. I highly recommend it!

We love Explode The Code! It is engaging with it's colorful format and voices used to help explain and instruct. It is very easy to follow for the child as well as for the parent. I highly recommend it! -A. C.

I only have good to say about the Explode-The-Code online program.

I only have good to say about the Explode-The-Code online program. I have a struggling reader who is using it along with the Explode The Code workbooks. It gives her a wonderful opportunity to work at her phonics and reading independently which is a rarity for her because of her reading struggles. I've always used and liked Explode The Code books - this is just a wonderful extension. Thank you! Thank you! -Heidi B.

My son doesn't enjoy phonics work, but he loves Explode the Code!

My son doesn't enjoy phonics work, but he loves Explode the Code! The site is so entertaining that even my 3 year old wants to try it out! -Tracy J.