K5 Learning is an online program that helps kids in grades K-5th practice and re-enforce their math and language arts skills. The topics they cover are Math, Math facts, Reading, Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary. All learning is done through interactive games with full color and audio. When you first sign your child up they are given a basic placement test for Math and Reading and then the games are customized to their abilities. I was able to sign up both Buster and Sweetpea for this product. I assigned Buster to 3rd grade but he assessed in at 4th grade overall, and for Sweetpea I signed her up as 1st grade but she tested in at 2nd grade level. The test is a bit long and Sweetpea was getting a little frustrated with it. I was able to encourage her to stick it out though and she got it done.
At any time parents can log in a view reports of their children's progress, lessons completed, percentages earned, and time spent. Buster enjoyed the Math and Reading sections and even learned a few new things. Sweetpea did fine with the program but she always wanted to stop before the lessons were complete. They felt a bit long for younger learners.
In the math facts section kids get to make their own personalized character before they begin, which Sweetpea thought was the best part. Math facts are taught in a story format and then drilled. The drill seems to be pretty fast and the lessons were very long for Sweetpea. They were just fine for Buster though. I have been told by the makers of K5 that you can adjust the drill speeds if needed.
I found the spelling to be very basic but parents can change the spelling words to line up with their children's spelling curriculum.
If K5 Learning interests you, be sure to visit their website! You can take a video tour, try sample lessons, take a free assessment, and sign up for a free 14 day trial. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.
Subscriptions are $25 a month for the first child and $15 for each additional, or $199 for a year for the first child and $129 for each additional.
Access to K5 Learning was given to me free of charge in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.
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