Saturday, October 18, 2014

Help Your Child Succeed

Are your kids struggling with school? Is it a  nightly struggle to get them to do their homework. Do you have a hard time getting them up in the morning and off to school because they dread going? Maybe all they need is a little help in reinforcing the skills that they are struggling with. That is where K5 Learning can help; K5 Learning is an online after-school study program for children in kindergarten through grade 5. They focus on building "reading, math and study skills" that will last a lifetime. 

They have over 3,000 interactive tutorials and activities that your child can work on and at their own pace, and thanks to the assessments tests they can work at their specific level.  When your child starts with the K5 program, you can either start them at their current grade level or have them take the free assessment to place them in a level according to their skills. Your child is given a score based on their performance on the assessment and the score determines where your child falls in the grade level spectrum. Subjects that are mastered are removed from instruction, and remedial support is given for areas that are not necessarily up to grade level.

Pumpkin has been struggling with his sight words and reading so that is where we have been putting most of our focus.  The lessons we have been doing are fun and engaging, not just mindless games that don't teach anything. The games focus on real needed skills, they also seem to provide some good instructions for the child as well. The lessons are also broken up into short segments; which is very helpful for children who have a short attention span. 

I have seen a improvement with Pumpkin's reading and sight word recognition thanks to the K5 program. If you would like to try K5 Learning with your children then simply follow this link to get started with your free trial. No credit card info is required! The monthly fee is $25/month ($199/year) for your first child and $15/month ($129/year) for each additional child, so since it is a financial commitment you will want to be sure that it will benefit your child.

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  1. I like that they offer a free trial before commitment! I will have to remember this for the future. Thanks!

  2. This is super cool. I love that they are online, we don't have any of the after school study places in our town, so this would be a great alternative. Thanks for the heads up!