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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TOS Review; K 5 Learning

K5Learning is an online enrichment program for children in grades K-5th grade.  The program is customizable for each student and an assessment is available so the program will know exactly where your child needs to begin.  K5 organizes, provides full  instruction, and quizzes your child while allowing them to progress at their own pace.  Children don't just watch the lessons, they interact with the animated role model characters that are on the screen.  K5 covers 4 areas of learning:

K5 Reading-covers phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, vocabulary and reading comprehension.
K5 Spelling- is an advanced vocabulary program increasing language skills one at a time.  It contains a 150,000 word database and automatic word generation.
K5 Math - covers numbers and operation, geometry measurements (including time and money), algebraic thinking and data analysis.
K5 Math Facts-uses adaptive technology to help children gain instant recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts.  Progress is monitored until mastery of every fact is obtained.

To view sample lessons click here.

You can sign up for a free 14 day trial of K5 learning by clicking here.  You do not need a credit card for the free trial.

A monthly subscription to K5 is $25 for the first child and $15 for each additional child.  An annual subscription is $199 for the first child and $129 for each additional child.  Subscribe by clicking here.

I love that K5 is a web based program with nothing I have to download to my computer.  There are NO ads, chats, or external links that your children can click on.  They enter the site and stay there.  Alex (8) could use the program all on his own and I could easily view his progress through the parental reports.  I love the amount of instruction that is given during the lesson.  The lessons are read to you which is great for those who have a struggling reader.  My son's ability to do his Math problems did not suffer because of his inability to read at a level equal to his Math skills.  K5 is NOT a program that contains mindless games for children to play.  They are working and learning in a fun and interactive way.  I thought that the graphics were really well done and not overly distracting.

While I thought the "voices" in the Math section were very well done and did not sound at all like a computer, that did not hold true in the spelling section of the program.  We had a hard time understanding many of the spelling words.  They can be repeated, but that didn't help. Some have pictures, but not all of them.   Luckily they do contain sentences that we could figure out the word, although some of the reading of the sentences were just as hard to understand. 

To see what other crew mates had to say click here.

I received a complimentary 2 month subscription to K5 Learning for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review.  I received no other compensation.

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