Breeze through reading levels

Maneno supports your child's development in a fun and engaging way - helping them build confidence and self-esteem as they cruise through words and unlock the next reading level.

Learning on their own terms

"I can feel that I have become better at reading because I had a very hard time with it at the beginning" - Johannes, 8.

All children are different - and read at different levels. Maneno measures your child's reading level and adapts the content and challenges to your child's level so that they can grow on their own terms.

The reading journey - sorted.

Reading well takes time. It is not enough just to be able to read words - it is also about being able to understand the meaning behind the words and able to read at an appropriate speed. You know how it feels overcoming a difficult challenge. Give your child the same feeling of success with our 8 simple steps!

Kindergarten
Step 1 - Putting letters together
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Once your child has learned the alphabet, you are ready for the simplest books on Maneno. In the library you will find the books you need to start. Look for the category "Books with a maximum of 2 letters" and move slowly up to 3 letter words. In the books you can click on the words and get to know the simplest words. As your child gets better, you can try your hand at phonetic books that contain words - which are phonetic - that is, pronounced as they are written. This stage requires patience - as your child will try to guess the words, among other things - which is perfectly ok! It is also perfectly ok to read the same books over and over again - because it gives your child the feeling of success when they know the whole book (even if it is because they know it by heart!).

Step 2. Words with multiple syllabus
Year 1

Here it gets a little harder. Now you need to work with slightly longer words, which are divided into several syllables. In the library you will find books with several syllables in the category "Words with 2 syllables". Here you practice putting syllables together. In the books you can click on the words to have them divided into syllables and learn to put the syllables together into a whole word. This is where your child begins to gain reading self-esteem.

Step 3. Understanding
Year 1
Year 2

You have now reached the point where your child can actually begin to relate to the text. Until now, it has been a matter of getting sounds out of letters. In the books you will find tasks that make your child relate to the content. The tasks are divided according to level of difficulty and the system will make sure to provide tasks that suit your child's level. Your child's confidence grows as they go about getting 100% of the answers right.

Step 4. Expand Vocabulary
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5

Your child now has the basic skills, but now needs to be trained seriously. Now it's about learning new words and expanding the vocabulary so that it becomes even easier to read and understand the text. In the library, your child can see how many new words they encounter in each book - and Maneno makes sure to find books that suit your child's level. Your child can track the size of their vocabulary via their profile and will be rewarded as the list grows.

Step 5. Pauses...
Year 3
Year 4

This is about understanding punctuation. You may find that when your child reads aloud, they read the words in a long stream of speech without pausing. It is a sign that your child was focusing on learning correctly, rather than relating to the content. Maneno helps your child relate to periods and commas so that reading becomes more fluent. Tip! Your child can record their own reading and see where they forgot a break and get feedback on how they can improve their reading.

Step 6. Reading speed
Year 3
Year 4

Your child is probably reading quite well by now. If you are like most people, you think that you can let go of the reins. But actually it is the most important stage to keep the reading habit going - it is time to train their reading speed. Follow your child's reading speed in your parent app, and match it to your child's age and level.

Step 7. Bring the reading to life
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5

Now your child is on his/her way to becoming a true reading champ. It is now that we begin to develop empathy with the content. Now your child can add mood backgrounds when reading, and will be asked to read aloud, and make low voices to the characters in the book. This is where your child jumps out as a storyteller.

Step 8. Desire to read
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5

Your child has now found that reading does not have to be boring - but you will find that reading will be in fierce competition with games, shopping and social media. At Maneno, we make reading an interactive activity with regular online quizzes, with the prospect of winning prizes.

Year 5

How does Maneno measure
reading levels?

Maneno uses the Lexile®Framework to help match the suitability of a book to the reading level of the reader.

Lexile®level is determined by length of sentence and word frequency. For example, books with longer sentences and more complex, less frequently used words lead to a higher level. Books with shorter sentences and more common words have a lower level.

Maneno uses technology to determine Lexile® level and will initially match books to your little reader based on the average for their age. Having this initial starting point also helps us track your child’s progress. As we know reading level isn’t always determined by age so this can be adjusted in the child’s profile.

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