That’s why I enrolled her in K5 Learning, an online reading and math program for kids from kindergarten through grade 5. Here she practiced her study skills and was able to work at her own pace.
The K5 program includes:
• award-winning, curricula based reading and math content,
• over 3,000 online multimedia activities, personalized for each child based on his or her assessment,
• a highly structured environment which allows the student to proceed through the lessons in a logical fashion at his own pace,
• ease of use which allows even 4 or 5 year olds to work independently,
• attention to child safety with no external links, advertisements, chat or similar,
• comprehensive reporting to parents,
• 24/7 availability and no downloads
K5 is available on a subscription basis for $25/month or $199/year with substantial discounts for siblings. Each subscription includes a free math and reading assessment and unlimited use of each of K5’s four programs, K5 Reading, K5 Math, K5 Spelling and K5 Math Facts. A 14 day free trial is available.
The program is very easy to use and easy to navigate. I like that an initial assessment was performed so that Arianna could be placed appropriately at her level. It was a little difficult for her to master the keyboard at first, but after a few lessons she got better at it. The study lessons were useful to her, although I did feel that some were a little long and would lose her interest. Also, I should note that she mentioned her class had the same program. (Which isn’t a surprise because I learned K5 has a licensed reading and math software that is used in hundreds of schools.)
But as far as the parent tools are concerned, I liked that I had access to comprehensive reporting online including progress reports, quiz results, spelling words learned and the progress made on each math fact. Parents can even choose from any of the K5 Reading and K5 Math lessons and assign them at any time to their child. Parents can also assign particular spelling words to be studied which is neat.
Overall, I think this a great online resource for students and parents alike. Especially with the school year coming to end. You don’t want your kids to forget everything they’ve learned during the school year, so it just might be the perfect solution for summer vacation!
Want to try it out for yourself? Go here for a FREE trial.