Did you know, "...many kids learn far less than they are capable of... [leads] to [the] development of a huge tutoring industry and [even contributes] to the growth in homeschooling..." Recently I was approached by a great, and oddly enough, Vancouver based company that offers one of the best children's learning programs I have come across yet. You know me I am very big on teaching the kids computer skills so having programs like these make it a lot easier for me, not only to help them with their computer skills, but all their academics as well. That is always important, I mean think about it, only 32% of grade five students know their times tables, and I can honestly say that not even I know all mine and thankfully I managed until the age of constant calculator usage.
K5 Learning program as some GREAT tools to teach your kids the fundamentals, make it fun and keep their knowledge fresh and constantly in practice. I mean it was made by parents for parents, all they wanted is exactly what you did a computer program that is less "game" more "learn". They have over 3,000 automated online lessons for parents and children to gain from. All of those online lessons are completely interactive and animated to keep children involved and interested! With my little man that is HUGE, seems these days you have to be covered in neon lights for him to pay attention to you for longer than three seconds. Mind of a goldfish... but he just LOVES it and so do the younger kids even if they don't have the skills quite yet, it is all about practice!
With all these automated lessons you could definitely loose track of everything, especially exactly what your child is learning, so they make it possible for you to track everything they learn, not to mention passing along reports to you. What better way to find out EXACTLY what your child's strengths and weaknesses are, even when it comes down to one word that they keep misspelling or that one times-table that gets them stuck every time. Not that my little man is nearly at that stage yet but it is nice to look into those things as he continues using this program through his elementary school career. I think this is a great way to echo the lessons learned while they are in school, without overloading them or putting on any pressure. In fact they even approach lessons in a more tangible way, that applies their studies to everyday life. That not only makes it easier to learn but it shows them why in life these skills are/would be important/useful.
So lets review what amazing things K5 has to offer you and your children:
The K5 program includes:
- free online assessments for each of your kids math and reading skills.
Now I know that most of you homeschooling parents are going to be really interested in this so I am sure you are dying to know the costs of this program. One way to check it out is head on over to their site and get yourself the 14 day FREE trial which I know will just LOVE. If you are like myself, you want to have it, have it; and your wallet is looking at $25/month or $199/year. A price definitely worth it when it comes to the unlimited education it can provide, and insight. I bet using such promising programs and keeping your kids in practice of always applying their school learned lessons, would actually lower costs for possible tutors in the future. I wouldn't even doubt it. Since my little man is entering Kindergarten soon all I can think about is giving him a HUGE head-start, hopefully this way it comes easier rather than harder, it is all about those first lessons right?
- They have award-winning, "curricula based reading and math content".
- 3,000+ online activities, personalized for each child based on your kiddos assessment.
- "a highly structured environment which allows the student to proceed through the lessons in a logical fashion at his own pace".
- easy to use allowing even 4 or 5 year olds to work independently. Very easy might I add my son has picked it up incredibly fast, but he has practice.
- "attention to child safety with no external links, advertisements, chat or similar".
- comprehensive reporting to parents, which again helps you know exactly what your little ones learning strengths and weaknesses are!
- "24/7 availability and no downloads".