Sunday, March 16, 2014

K5 Learning Reading and Math #Review

ABCD Diaries was given samples for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone. 

"K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids from kindergarten through grade 5.   Our intent is to help kids build reading, math and study skills through independent study.  K5 is designed for use at home, after-school, on weekends and during the summer, and can also be used in conjunction with a homeschooling program.

Kids complete an online assessment of 8 key reading and math skills, and then work independently and at their own pace through over 3,000 lessons and activities.  The lessons are animated, interactive and simple enough that even a 4 year old can use them by himself.   The system automatically chooses lessons for students (based on their assessment and past lessons), tracks student progress and provides reports for parents. 

K5 Learning includes 4 modules:  K5 Reading and K5 Math (curricula based lessons), K5 Math Facts (an adaptive program for developing instant recall in math facts) and K5 Spelling (an advanced spelling and vocabulary tutor). 

In comparison to other educational websites, K5 has the following attributes:
- clear emphasis on curricula based education, not games / entertainment
- online assessment for placement of kids at appropriate skill levels
- ability for kids to work independently and proceed through lessons at their own pace while minimizing time requirements for parents (simple interfaces, automatic lesson selection, tracking, reporting)"

What we thought:  Both A and D enjoyed doing the lessons on K5 Learning.  They were assigned grade level lessons until we did the individualized assessments which placed them at their own level and the lessons were adjusted from there.  K5 Learning has a variety or math, reading, spelling and vocabulary lessons and they present them in a fun and engaging way that keeps little learners interested and motivated to continue.  The lessons aren't boring and there are learning games sprinkled throughout to allow for "brain breaks" even though the kiddos are still learning while playing:)  Both kiddos are very excited about K5 Learning and ask to visit their site several times per week.  You gotta love a program that keeps kids wanting to learn more and more:)  ABCD Diaries gives K5 Learning an A!

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