What is Waterford?
Waterford Early Learning™ is a research-based, truly personalised English learning system.
It is specially designed for children aged 2 to 8 years old. It incorporates the 5 reading instructional strands – phonics, phonological awareness, language concept, comprehension & vocabulary, and fluency – found by the US National Reading Panel in 2000 to be the critical instructions for developing early literacy skills in children’s prime language learning period.
Waterford Early Learning consists of more than 4000 interactive activities, 280 animated songs and rhymes, and 237 well-designed and colourful readers. Through Waterford Early Learning, children learn phonics, grammar, comprehension and vocabulary at home, while having fun.
How It Works
15 minutes a day
Truly personalised learning
5 Content Strands
Waterford Institute has been at the forefront of advanced educational technology for 40 years. It has adopted the 5 instructional strands found by the US National Reading Panel in 2000 as the critical instructional strands to develop early literacy skills.
237 Readers, 280 Songs, 4000+ Interactive Activities
Awards and Accolades
PCM Magazine ”eKids Distinguish Award“
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Best of Show
Academics’ Choice, Smart Media Award for Mind-Building Excellence
Colorado Department of Education, Waterford Reading Approved for Colorado’ s READ Act
Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), CODIE Finalist in three categories
Parents for Choice in Education, Company of the Year
Mom’s Choice Awards, Gold award recipient
SIIA Intel Learning Series Social Responsibility Award
SIIA Innovation Incubator, Top Product
SIIA Best Classroom Management Solution & Best Science Instructional Solution
TechLearning Award of Excellence Best Educational Software
SIIA CODiE Award, Best Elementary Education Program for Mental Math
TechnLearningAward of Excellence for Mental Math