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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


We simply love it!!

Our family has been using this for about 2 months & we simply love it!! Thank you for providing this for free as well. We are a homeschooling family, & find this program such a blessing. My 4 year old positively loves how engaging it is. A...

REALLY enjoyed this

My son REALLY enjoyed this today. Thanks for making reading easy!!!

It is perfect...and she loves it

My 5 year old uses this program, it is perfect for phonics, memorization, sight words and much more and she loves it.

My kids love ESA!

My kids love ESA! My children are 6 and 8, and we've used it this whole school year. I also have them doing reading from books of their choice, but this has good structure and it's fun.

It is amazing!

Thank you! I love your site! It is amazing!


I just registered my 1st grader and ran a trial lesson on the program and I am LOVING IT ALREADY. I will surely be using this program for my kindergartner and 3 year old as well. THANKS!

We LOVE the site

We LOVE the site.  My daughter even asks to "play" it!!

We love it!

Excellent program have been using with my granddaughter and we love it!

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...