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What is Essential Skills Advantage?

ESA is an online reading and language program for kids in grades K to 6. Our program consists of 1000s of fun and engaging activities that help build skills in sight words, phonics, spelling, grammar, reading comprehension, and much more!

ESA is proven to increase motivation, build confidence, and improve grades. It allows children to learn independently and at their own pace in a distraction-free environment, and caters to visual, auditory, and tactile learning styles.

Our program is an excellent supplement for any curriculum whether it’s to introduce new skills or for review.

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What ESA Parents Have to Say


This site is amazing

This site is amazing and a godsend for parents looking at new ways of keeping their kids interested in reading. My daughter feels like she is playing games and doesn't even realize she is learning.

With ESA he is actually retaining the information!

My son started using this recently and he is taking off! We've tried several other sites and he floundered... but with ESA he is actually retaining the information! Such a HUGE blessing! Thank you!

Begs to do activities

We use the free version and my 6 year old begs to do the activities!

A beautiful program

This is a beautiful program...thank you so very very much for sharing with my struggling reader!

OMG thank you so much

OMG thank you so much. English has been such a struggle. He has been sitting there for an hour now doing English tasks without being asked. He wants to do it. Thank you!

Love your site

Thanks so much. I love your site. I have passed it on to many of my fellow homeschoolers.

Wonderful site

Thank you.  This is such a wonderful site!

Love your program

I love your program!

Awesome free reading and language resource

Thank you so much for providing an awesome free reading and language resource for my family!

A million thank yous!

Thanks you!!! A million thank yous!

Really enjoyed it!

Thank you! My daughter tried it out this morning and really enjoyed it! 

He is now an emerging reader!

This was reading/phonics program number SEVEN for my son (not counting a 6 month break from readi...

Wonderful program

ESA is a wonderful program, our children have been using it this year!

Very engaging

We are using this and my 3rd grader loves it....very engaging...she spends as long as she can on it.....which winds up being about 1.5 hours...I say why not it's educational....and it's without violence or inappropria...

Love it

My grandkids love it!

Love your site!!

My son thoroughly enjoyed your site. Already completed 10 activities and can't wait to get on tomorrow!! Thank you! Love your site!!


Thanks so much for the WONDERFUL reading program!

Best customer service ever!

Just upgraded today. Best customer service ever! Prompt, friendly and just amazing. This is a great program and my daughter loves it.

Program was instrumental

My son is doing much better in school. Thank you for your help, your program was instrumental in getting him up to speed with his classes.

This will help so much

I just wanted to thank you for providing this free for my children. I have 2 autistic children and financially cant afford much extra. We are a homeschooling family and this will help my children so much. Thanks again!