The Idaho State Department of Education partnered with Achieve3000 to offer free access for 4-year-olds in Idaho to SmartyAnts, which is an online, reading-readiness application.
The primary goal of SmartyAnts is to help youngsters build strong early literacy skills so they are prepared for kindergarten. SmartyAnts joins other electronic educational reading tools, such as Tumblebooks, that parents and caregivers can utilize in conjunction with more traditional resources to develop and reinforce their child’s early literacy skills, which include print awareness, vocabulary, and the identification of letters and their sounds.
Parents can activate their free SmartyAnts subscription by visiting: achieve3000.com/SmartyIDAHO or by calling 1-877-235-2525 and using the code: AmartyIDAHO.
A SmartyAnts toolkit, which includes a variety of resources, in English and Spanish, may be downloaded by visiting: http://ww2.achieve3000.com/IdahoToolkit.