What is Ooka Island? Well if you are reading this post you are lucky to find out about Ooka Island and its launch on September 16th, 2011. You are also lucky because courtesy of Ooka Island we are giving away a one year Subscription to their Online Adventures for Pre-K to Grade 2.
The Contest is open to residents of Canada & the USA who are 18 years old and over. If you are under 18 then please ask your parent or guardian to enter for you. Contest will close on September 19th, 2011 at 9:00pm Pacific Time.
Before we talk about how to enter the contest, we have to tell you all about Ooka Island.
“The Ooka Island Online Adventure is a 3D hero-mission designed to teach young children from Pre-K to Grade 2 how to read fluently and well. The Ooka Island Adventure combines the highly engaging components of a state-of-the-art online world with the scientifically proven OokaMethod that builds literacy skills.
Carefully embedded within the Ooka Island Adventure are dozens of unique Instructional Activities such as Alphabet Mountain and Cave of Sounds, that captivate the attention of the child you care about and motivate them as they learn essential pre-reading, reading, spelling, and writing skills. After completing the Ooka Island Adventure, your child will be on their way to reading fluently and well for life.”
The OokaMethod is based on the science that tells us that reading is fundamentally both a linguistic and phonological activity.
The Ooka Method was developed by Ooka Island Founder and President, Dr. Kay MacPhee. Dr. MacPhee’s first reading intervention program, SpellRead, was recognized as one of the top rated intervention programs by the US Department of Education’s What Works Clearing House, the leading authority in analyzing results of educational programs. Notably, SpellRead was rated #1 for improvement in reading comprehension.
There is so much to Ooka Island Adventures that I just could not write everything about them. They have resources for Parents and Educators. You can read more about why you should pick Ooka and read the Ooka Blog.
There is also more to Ooka Island than just an online Adventure. There are also Ooka Books for the Emergent Level, Beginning Level and Fluency level. The Educator’s Link to the Ooka Books is HERE. If you browse through their books you have an option of downloading a sample book at each level so that you can see what they are like prior to purchasing.
Prior to the Ooka Island Adventure launching on September 16th, 2011, you can purchase a year subscription for 20% off the regular price. If you purchase the year subscription and win our contest here for a year subscription Ooka has offered to refund that person the one year subscription fee that they paid. To find out more about all of Ooka Island’s subscription options then check out their Household Pricing Page.
1. Go to the Ooka Island Adventure Page and then come back here and leave a comment as to which type of adventure you would be most excited to have your little one try. You can do this once for one entry.
4. Share this contest on Facebook and/or Twitter. You can share it as much as you would like, but you can only leave one separate daily comment that will count as an additional entry.
The winner will receive a full one year subscription to the Ooka Island online Adventures. There is no option to exchange the prize for any other product nor is there an option to take cash or credit. The prize is for the one year subscription to commence when Ooka Island representatives activate the subscription. Please do not enter unless you wish to have a chance of winning the subscription and you have the System Requirements to access the online Ooka Island Adventures.
The winner will be randomly chosen by “And The Winner Is.” The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond from the sent time on the winning email notification. If I do not hear within the 24 hour deadline, that entry will be disqualified and a new winner will be randomly drawn. The same rules apply for all re-draws. If you wish to ensure that you receive my emails, please add my email address to your safe sender’s list.
If you wish to stay in the know for the launch and what is new at Ooka Island then you can join their mailing list.
Download the free MP3 Zopet Song.
Ooka Island also has a link to the words of The Zopet Song so your little one and you can sing along with it.
If you wish to know even more about Ooka Island then take the time to browse their website and watch the videos of examples of the online adventures. You can also take the time to read their very informative and thorough Brochure.