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…
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.
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
In July 2015, Age of Learning joined the ConnectHome initiative, pledging to make ABCmouse available to families living in public housing in 27 cities and one tribal nation. We have since expanded this pledge by making ABCmouse available to all U.S. public housing authorities in their computer rooms.
As part of our commitment, we also provide webinars and training sessions for public housing staff and kits with printed materials including, flyers, posters, table tents, and monitor placards to inform families that ABCmouse is available.
Why We’re Involved in ConnectHome Nation
ConnectHome Nation participation marks another step in Age of Learning’s ongoing effort to make high-quality learning resources available to all children, regardless of their circumstances. Partnering with ConnectHome Nation helps us serve more children across the U.S. in need of these resources.
Learn more on our Age of Learning / ABCmouse ConnectHome Nation stakeholders page.
This study examined the impact of ABCmouse Early Learning Academy on summer learning loss (known as “summer slide”) in a diverse sample of 999 rising first graders.
Results showed that ABCmouse helped prevent summer slide in reading for students who regularly used ABCmouse for at least 70 minutes per week over the summer. Students who met this usage threshold demonstrated literacy gains equivalent to the benefits of one month of academic instruction, while children who scored below the median at the beginning of the study experienced even greater gains from using ABCmouse.
The Internapalooza is the largest gathering of Silicon Valley interns, young engineers, and STEM students in the world! The Age of Learning team was thrilled to be able to present the many exciting opportunities at our company to these talented young men and women, yesterday at ATT Park in San Francisco. And our very own SVP of Strategy and Innovation, Sunil Gunderia, was honored to deliver a keynote speech to the 5,000+ crowd.