FAQ

How do I get access to Clever Kids University?

Start setting up your 14-day free trial for Clever Kids University here. Some school districts have purchased Clever Kids University for all of their students. Visit www.myf2b.com/register to see if your district has provided this award-winning program for you and your children.

How long should my child use the program?

We recommend that children use the Clever Kids University app for approximately 10 to 15 minutes each day for at least 5 days per week to develop and improve their reading skills.

I have Footsteps2Brilliance from my child’s school. How do I get access to Clever Kids University?

Please sign up for the 14-day free trial. You can also purchase a membership to Clever Kids University. Once you have a subscription, you can use the same account credentials to access all of the apps.

How do children make progress in the program?

Children develop a daily routine that provides the essential learning objectives to be successful in school.  You can view your child’s progress on the “My Progress” report. 

How do children earn coins in the program? Children earn coins for each activity they complete and master. Coins are collected into the Coin Machine at the completion of each day. Children can count their coins in the My Progress report.

How do children earn stars in the program?

Children earn a star for each calendar day that they log in and use Clever Kids University. Children can count their stars in the My Progress report.

What will my child learn on Clever Kids University: Pre-Reader?

Clever Kids University: Pre-Reader is designed to develop the skills children need to be ready for kindergarten and become strong readers. Your child will work on letter recognition, number sense, scientific concepts and vocabulary, social studies, and much more.

What will my child learn on Clever Kids University: I Can Read?

The heart of Clever Kids University: I Can Read are 26 decodable books.  By developing all the prerequisite skills your child will need in a step-by-step fashion, they will be able to read their first decodable book by day 4.

Do I need a data plan for Clever Kids University?

No. Once you install the Clever Kids University app and download the lessons in a WiFi environment, you and your child can use the app at any time without Wi Fi or a data plan.

Periodically, you may need Wi Fi to:

  • Update the App.
  • Download new weeks to use on your device.
  • Upload student progress into the Footsteps2Brilliance reports. (Your progress is saved on your device while you work offline until the device connects to Wi Fi.)*

Can my child work on this app without my help?

While your child will likely be able to complete activities independently, we strongly recommend that you engage with your child as he/she works on Clever Kids University. Research shows that young children learn best from social experiences. When you attend to your child’s choices, engage your child in dialogue, and focus your child’s attention, you are ensuring that your child gets the most out of the curriculum.

For very young children (ages 2 and 3)

Clever Kids University: Pre-Reader offers “lapware.” In this model, the child essentially works on the program in the lap of their parent. . Children and parents work together to complete each day’s activities. Children drive the learning, choosing what to do next and authentically responding to the prompts, while the parent provides support, attends to the child’s choices, engages the child in dialogue, and focuses the child’s attention.

For preschool children (ages 4 and 5) 

Clever Kids University: Pre-Reader offers independent learning to be monitored by a parent. In a preschool setting, children may work independently or in small groups with an adult nearby. While a 4- or 5-year-old child can successfully complete all activities in the program independently, the depth of learning increases when a parent attends to the child’s choices engages the child in dialogue and focuses the child’s attention. Moreover, there are several activities each week that direct your child to talk to and work with a “grown-up.”

For kindergarten and first grade children (ages 5 and 6)

Clever Kids University: I Can Read is designed to step your child through a carefully planned sequence of activities that culminate in reading a book and writing about it. While children can work on the app totally independently, we strongly recommend that you print the Sam Books and read them together regularly at home. Repetition is critical for your child’s success in reading. When your child reads the same book multiple times, it helps solidify their visual memory of words and fluency of phrases. In a kindergarten setting, Clever Kids University: I Can Read is used for independent work, small group work, and whole-group learning.

Does the program include any materials, not in the app?

Clever Kids University: Pre-Reader  

Each week includes two Together Time activities that families can do away from a device.  These activities are designed to enrich the learning that is happening on the app. Each activity requires only a few minutes and can be  completed with minimal preparation.

Clever Kids University: I Can Read 

Each week includes a printable Sam book that your child has learned to read independently. We recommend that you print a book each week and complete the following activities: 

Step 1: Have your child practice reading the Pattern Words, Sight words, and Fun Words presented on the inside front cover. 

Step 2: Read and discuss the “Prepare to Read” prompt with your child. 

Step 3: Encourage your child to read the book to you multiple times over the next few days. 

Step 4: Have your child complete the writing activity at the end of the book and share their work with friends and family.