Our mission at Age of Learning is simple: helping children everywhere build a strong foundation for academic success and foster a lifelong love of learning. And we measure progress by our ability to increase learning outcomes for all children, particularly those who are furthest from opportunity.
Children from low-income families begin to fall behind their peers in vocabulary development before they’re even two years old. By the time they reach fourth grade, 80 percent of these children are not proficient readers (Source: Campaign for Grade-Level Reading). This learning deficit has long-term effects on children’s academic future, including their likelihood of graduating from high school.
To help address this challenge, Age of Learning has developed a set of Education Access Initiatives to make our educational programs available for free to children whose families may not be able to afford a subscription.
Learn more about the progress of these initiatives here on the Age of Learning blog.
Things have been busy, which is good. But that’s meant that I’m more than a bit behind in posting to my blog. I’m going to do my best to catch folks up on what’s been going on with Age of Learning, starting with this post about ABCmouse streaming educational songs…
Music has always been a big part of ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, which offers more than 175 songs that help bring learning to life for children. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce here that our complete collection of ABCmouse music is available on major music platforms worldwide, including Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, and Google Play. With a listener base of more than 300 million people in more than 100 countries, these platforms expand the reach of ABCmouse to many more families around the world.
The ABCmouse music collection features dozens of original compositions (we’ve always had great musicians and songwriters in the company!), including a song for each letter of the alphabet, songs that teach about numbers, shapes, colors, geography, and much more. The collection also includes many new arrangements of classic children’s songs. We produce and record all our songs in our on-site recording studios in our headquarters in Los Angeles.
Families who want another (joyful) way to learn, can find our music under ABCmouse on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Google Play, Pandora, and several other music platforms. Enjoy!
I’m thrilled to share that Age of Learning has today won three coveted Stevie Awards for our ABCmouse Mastering Math app: Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution, Best Game-based Curriculum Solution, and Best Mathematics Instructional Solution. In January, Mastering Math was named Best Educational App in the Best Mobile App Awards.
Mastering Math is an innovative, game-based adaptive early learning app (available for Apple/iOS and Android mobile devices) that helps preschool through kindergarten children build a strong understanding of the most fundamental math concepts: number sequences, numeral recognition, and counting objects. Having that foundation is a key requirement for success in kindergarten and beyond. The app uses appealing characters and personalized learning pathways to help children achieve mastery through practice.
The app leverages the Personalized Mastery Learning System developed by Age of Learning. This adaptive learning platform recommends and customizes learning games to deliver an individualized learning path and personalized education to every child. The app actively adapts in real time to a child’s existing knowledge, filling in gaps in understanding and teaching new material as the child demonstrates they are ready for more advanced learning activities. Using data from a child’s interaction, the system adapts the sequence of activities presented, and even adapts within each activity, to optimize each child’s learning experience and ultimately help all children achieve math mastery.
Current ABCmouse members can use the Mastering Math app completely free just by logging in. If you are not yet a member, you can subscribe through this app to begin your family’s ABCmouse learning adventure.
Congratulations to everyone on the Mastering Math team at Age of Learning!
Today I’d like to share the latest parenting tips by friend and colleague, Dr. Rebecca Palacios, who is Sr. Curriculum Advisor at Age of Learning. Her article on the HuffPost highlights nine ideas that can help parents give their children security and confidence in the present and future. Each idea can be thought of as one square in the quilt. Read the article here…
Age of Learning headquarters, now featuring more than 95,000 sq. ft. of office space, was highlighted today on Built in Los Angeles.
Read the full article here …
I’m pleased to announce that Age of Learning recently launched our new Mastering the Alphabet mobile app, which is now available to all ABCmouse members via the Apple App Store and on Google Play!
Mastering the Alphabet is the second mobile app built on our Personalized Mastery Learning System, which creates an individualized learning path for every child. This is our first mastery app for language and literacy, and the first to offer offline access.
Mastering the Alphabet adapts which letters are presented to a child by balancing what he or she already knows and needs to learn with practice. The game further personalizes the learning experience by prioritizing the letters of the child’s name and by allowing children to decorate their letter blocks with custom art. With each demonstration of letter mastery, these letter blocks are brought to life with delightful animations that set the stage for reading success!
This new app is the seventh in our Constellation app series, following ABCmouse Mathematics and Science animations. You can learn more about the first six apps by reading this blog post on AgeofLearning.com.
Mastering the Alphabet is available to all ABCmouse subscribers at no additional charge; download the version that’s right for you at the Apple App Store or Google Play
Once again, I thank the many parents and teachers who have written to us to share their positive experiences with our ABCmouse website and apps.
Thank you, ABCmouse, for letting my child learn new things. Now she can READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Father of a girl in West Palm Beach, FL
ABCmouse has been amazing and extremely beneficial for my students. It has been a great tool that allows me to connect the class with the home life. It gives the parents that are not able to come to the school the chance to see and interact with lessons their child(ren) are doing. … It is exciting and engaging.
—Pre-k teacher in Austin, TX
I love ABCmouse. I have used it with my students and my grandchildren. They have all shown an increase in skills after a short time. The lessons aren’t too long or wordy and are very engaging.
—Grandmother and special education teacher in Savannah, GA
In building the student/class course structure, ABCmouse gives you options in modifying lesson plans and activities to assist students who need additional teaching to help reach their goals. The lessons continue to keep students engaged in the activities at a constant pace. The interface allows the instructor to visualize the progress of each student and adjust lesson objectives accordingly.
—Pre-k and kindergarten teacher in Modesto, CA
My granddaughter loves this program. She is turning 7 this year and entering 1st grade and loves all the activities ABCmouse offers. Hours of fun and learning—thank you ABCmouse!
—Grandmother of a 6-year-old girl
I love the ABCmouse activities and how it tracks progress and keeps the students challenged as they learn. … Overall, AWESOME content and learning system … and the graphics are GREAT!
—Preschool and pre-k teacher in Las Vegas, NV
ABCmouse has really helped me differentiate lessons for my students.
—1st and 2nd grade teacher in Cincinnati, OH
I love ABCmouse. My kids are learning so fast and they are enjoying everything that they do. They’ve never had so much fun learning new things. This site is great, I recommend it to everyone.
—1st and 2nd grade teacher in Shreveport, LA