If you have children in your home from Kindergarten to 5th grade age, you may be interested in this…
K5 Learning is an online study program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. They promote learning and build reading, math and study skills for children…skills that can last a lifetime. You input your child’s grade/learning level, and they find age-appropriate activities for the students, creating a completely personalized program! You can also have your children take an online assessment to see where they’re at.
I recently tried the K5 Learning program for my kids. For those who do not know, these are my children:
Buddy Boy, age 6. He’s in kindergarten. He has autism and goes to a special-needs school. He LOVES to read.
Buddy Boy does not generally enjoy the computer, but he had fun playing on this program a few times! His favorite was the reading, which did not surprise me. He loved the rhyming games and sounding out new words. His reading level is advanced, and so we found that some of the stuff he worked on was easy, but honestly, he didn’t mind…in fact, it kept his enthusiasm high to feel successful! K5 Learning does offer the opportunity to have your child take an online assessment to adjust the levels they are at if needed.
Munchkin, age 10. She’s in 4th grade. She’s been a straight A student all her life. This year her school adopted a new math curriculum and program, and for the first time, she’s struggling with math.
Munchkin quickly found games that she loved. Her favorite part was the multiplication math facts, and she really enjoyed creating her character! Her enthusiasm didn’t last long, unfortunately. She would achieve a “goal” listed in one of the games, but her level never moved up, and so she felt cheated and disappointed. I had been hoping she could not only build skills, but also confidence; unfortunately that did not happen. She did still enjoy the math games, and always chose to play them first-thing whenever she got online.
She loved the reading and spelling games available. I was extremely pleased with the spelling program, and we both had a good time coming up with new spelling words for her to try and spell. It made the spelling fun, and I would add spelling words from her school list along with words I, myself, wanted to challenge her with.
My overall impression of the program is a good one. If you have kids that love being on the computer, K5 Learning is a FANTASTIC option! I love that they offer progress reports for the parents to keep them in the educational loop. I think it could be a fabulous supplement to homeschooling as well, although since I’m not a homeschooling mom, I’m probably not qualified to say for sure.
The pricing is a little high (in my cheapskate opinion), but if your child is going to use this every day to help them in their studies, I would definitely recommend it.
The best part is that you can try it out for yourself…FREE for 14 days!! You can decide for yourself if it’s something that your children will enjoy and learn with. Doesn’t get better than that! I love being able to “test drive” products before making a long-term commitment!
*I received a free 6-week trial at K5 Learning in exchange for posting a review. I received no monetary compensation. The opinions are mine, and mine alone.