With summer break exactly 25 days away for my boys, I worry that their brains go on break too. In past summers we have resorted to store bought workbooks, which starts with a fuss and eventually ends up done but not without serious negotiation for popsicles, tv time, or whatever their current currency will afford me. I had every intention of bracing myself for the same argument this summer to make sure their learning doesn’t go on hiatus, until I was approached by K5 Learning and their on-line learning system for Kindergarten to Grade Five.
K5 Learning offers spelling, reading, and math lessons, starting with an on-line assessment. The lessons are clear and engaging, and move at a pace where they teach the skill, and allow for plenty of practice time. Both Big T and Lil’J signed on and gave it a try, and with little prompting from us, were off and running. It was huge success for the following reasons:
- They were using the computer – which we don’t often let them do
- They found the story based math or reading lesson fun, and it provided enough guidance for them to successfully complete the interactive activity and practice
- The lesson and instructions were clear and concise, making it easy for Lil’J to complete spelling and answer math questions with very little keyboard knowledge.
- They asked to keep going!
Parents can login into their “personal parent account” to review their child’s progress, and make changes to the current math, reading, spelling level up or down to move their child along. In addition to this there are tons of extra worksheets and supplementary workbooks to tailor learning even further. Award Winning Dad and I thought this was great for the following reasons:
- We didn’t have to hover over the boys to see what they were doing and how they were doing – they loved that independence too
- We could review their progress with the on-line progress reports
- They weren’t any sheets, workbooks, hunt for sharpened pencils and no erasers to tackle a lesson; it’s all on-line and easy enough for the boys to login themselves.
- The full screen is 100% the lesson. There are no ads to click, distractions on the screen, chat boxes, and best of all nothing to install! We could login anywhere!
Don’t just take my word for it; try it out for free for 14 days, no obligation. See how your child does with it and avoid the summer brain drain!
To find out more go http://www.k5learning.com?k5ref=notwinningmomoftheyear.com
Happy Summer Learning
This post is in collaboration with K5 Learning. This is not a paid review and all my opinions are my own.