We Come to Learn games include a very important feature: progress reports. Progress reports for Letter Muncher include a couple of important items, divided into two categories. One is a set of time reports and the other is a set of error reports.

When you log into your WCTL account and click on Letter Muncher, you will see all the players you have created for this game. Click on any one of them to get a quick snapshot of his or her recent play and progress.

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When you view an individual player progress report, you will first see a set of three time reports. These will show you how much time your child spent playing the game in the most recent session, in the last day of play, and in the last month of play. In the day and month views, you'll see a breakdown by categories of play (in this case, initial consonant sounds), including how much time was spent in each category and how many rounds were covered during that time.

Below the time reports you will see the error reports, one for the past day of play and one for the past month. By comparing the time played to the errors made, you can easily determine which letter sounds your child has mastered and which still need practice.

There are several things to keep in mind when viewing the error report. One is that errors are recorded in terms of rounds played rather than individual actions. Specifically the report shows the percentage of rounds played with at least one documented error. An error is "documented" whenever the game records an incorrect action - either sliding something to the Letter Muncher that doesn't belong there or trying to discard something into the recycling bin that should go to the Letter Muncher. A player will know if an incorrect action has been documented because a red X briefly appears over the image in question.

Another thing to keep in mind is that only those rounds with documented errors show up in an error report. If there are letters that you know your child has been working on and are showing up in the time report but don't show up in the error report, then those rounds were played completely error free (five correct actions with no incorrect actions = an error-free round).

Lastly, remember that percentage scores should always be regarded in terms of their sample size or raw data. For example, a 50% error report on four rounds of play is not the same thing as a 50% error report on a hundred rounds of play. In general, the more your child plays, the more skilled he or she should become, and the fewer errors you should see.