Sunday, March 4, 2012
K5 Learning - TOS Review
My daughter Avarie is 6 years old and loves being involved with our TOS reviews. Several this year have been centered around her age group, so she's been having fun helping mommy with her input on reviews.
I had never heard of K5 Learning before and was anxious to start reviewing it! Avarie was really ready to start since we recently bought our kids a new touch screen computer and this was the perfect time to break it in.
What is K5 Learning? It's an online reading, math and study skills program for kids from kindergarten to grade 5.
I let Avarie dive right in and start the program. We found out pretty early on that she needed to take the assessment test as some of the questions were too hard for her when she just dove in. You must request an assessment after signing up. K5 uses the assessment test to estimate your child's skills. After the assessment, your child will be automatically placed into lessons at those assessed skill levels. The assessments are just a series of questions in different skill areas. There are a few breaks in the test where your child plays a short game (Avarie's favorite part of the test).
Lessons are divided into 5 reading skill areas (phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension), and 3 math skill areas (numbers & operations, geometry and measurement).
After each lesson the K5 crossing guard will have your child select stop to finsih their lessons for the day or go to continue on.
The parent dashboard is great! It's easy to use and gives lots of information as to how your child is doing. I could view reports on each child, assign them specific lessons, add spelling words to their lists, change their settings, and log into their accounts.
Avarie's opening page looks like this and she can pick what she wants to work on. Her favorite was always the reading and math section.
The only problem we had was that Avarie doesn't get on the computer very often, so she had some difficulty with the timed pages and typing. She doesn't move very fast yet on the computer and got a little frustrated. Overall she loved the program!
K5 Learning was created as an afterschool program, not a complete curriculum. It's a nice addition to your regular math and reading. A fun chance to break away from your normal studies and have some fun learning and if your children are like mine, they love a chance to "play" on the computer.
K5 Learning includes 4 programs - K5 Reading and K5 Math (math lessons), K5 Math Facts and K5 Spelling.
You have unlimited use of ALL 4 complete programs!
There is a 14-day Free Trial Offer! AND HERE is a imformative Explore K5 Video you can check out.
To read other TOS Crew reviews of this product click here.
I received a free subcription to K5 Learning in exchange for my thoughts and honest review.