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…
After a little break from posting customer feedback, I’m happy to post this selection of feedback about award-winning ABCmouse Early Learning Academy that we received in June 2017. This time, however, I’m going to offer some of the amazing and insightful feedback we’ve received from parents and teachers referencing specific ABCmouse learning activities.
The game format, as children of all different skin tones walk through the forest environment toward their camp site, was an engaging way to teach/review the five senses. The integration of forest animal needs and adaptations with the five senses lesson made the whole activity very interesting!
—Mother of an 8-year-old girl in Austin, TX
This is a fantastic activity! I liked how you asked students to fill in the title and label the axis. I also liked how you asked students to move the bars and compare data. Great job on this one!
—Mother in Oklahoma City, OK
This ABCmouse activity was engaging and easy to watch and listen to. The diversity of characters was great for all children to relate to. I liked the game that was inserted within the lesson to teach the characters about the five senses. It was a good idea to relate the senses to the environment where the characters were and indirectly teach the audience as well. The format was great as it didn’t just list the five senses and provide examples; it taught within a story that would leave students wanting to watch and learn throughout the lesson to see the end result.
—Mother of a 7-year-old boy in Atlanta, GA
This ABCmouse activity was a fantastic way to practice sight words AND rhyming words!
—Mother in Oklahoma City, OK
Great example to help with writing. Good use of writing vocabulary. I like the before-and-after example of the child’s writing. I also like how you brought us intonation. We grade on that now.
—Teacher with a 6-year-old child in Los Angeles, CA
I liked the ABCmouse lesson using compound words first, then moving to prefixes and suffixes, and then finally words broken into syllables. For students, this presents more familiar ways of breaking words into smaller words that they can practice and understand. As the words change, students are introduced to harder words, however, if they grasp the concept in the beginning, they will be able to break apart and read any words.
—Mother of a 7-year-old boy in Atlanta, GA
A great way to teach story elements. A great on-level way to break it down and explain how to write a story with all the essential elements and details. All the key vocabulary was used: setting, characters, problem, solution, etc.
—Mother of a 6-year-old girl in Los Angeles, CA
The Mastering Math app offers a set of fun learning games that personalize to your child. This adaptive game-based app helps preschool and prekindergarten children build a strong understanding of the most fundamental math concepts: the numbers one to ten and the quantities for which they stand. Having that foundation is a key milestone of kindergarten readiness.
With engaging characters and scenarios, individualized learning pathways, and continuous assessment built into every level of every game, Mastering Math helps children achieve proficiency through practice that incorporates repetition and variation—both of which are educational methods important to successful learning.
Current ABCmouse members can use this 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.
The Mastering Math app offers:
• Fun characters and engaging scenarios
• Games that moderate difficulty based on your child’s abilities
• Game-based instruction for three math topics: number sequences, numeral recognition, and counting objects
The Mastering Math app contains NO third-party advertising and DOES NOT share any personally identifiable information about you or your child with third parties.
If you’re an ABCmouse member, you can download the free app with the following links, or search for “ABCmouse” in the iTunes store or Google Play store:
As founder and CEO of Age of Learning, I’m thrilled to once again share some of the amazing feedback we received in March from families and teachers using our award-winning ABCmouse Early Learning Academy.
The teacher of my 5-year-old preschooler told that me she was behind the other students. I was upset but didn’t know what to do. The next morning … I purchased ABCmouse. It was the best decision I have made. She went back to school yesterday and her teacher sent me a picture of her holding a certificate for the most improved student and said she was like a different child!! I was so relieved, it made me cry!
—Mother of a 5-year-old girl
My students love ABCmouse! They are getting direct, differentiated instruction, and I can tailor lessons to skills they need to strengthen. I love it! I think it is great that it is free to teachers.
—1st and 2nd grade teacher in Philadelphia, PA
My daughter loves ABCmouse … she has learned so much!! Her teacher said she is the best in class. She also used to not really talk, but now she cannot stop talking about her friends after school!!!
—Mother of an 8-year-old girl in Lima, OH
This site is very helpful for children’s learning and development. I see positive results after consistent use of this site. Thanks for creating such an amazing platform for kids to learn while at home, after school, etc.
—Teacher in Houston, TX
I have an 8-year-old autistic daughter. Her reading and math, as well as her overall social skills, have improved greatly from being on ABCmouse. To see her opening up and enjoying herself as she learns is such a blessing. Thank you.
—Mother of an 8-year-old girl in Shreveport, LA
As a reading specialist, I love the site. My students find it very engaging and motivating.
—Kindergarten teacher in Holland, MI
I love ABCmouse!! It makes a fun educational change up to our homeschool schedule. My daughter loves the prizes and taking care of her pets after finishing each lesson.
—Mother homeschooling 6- and 4-year-olds in Davenport, IA
The site has become an essential tool in my classroom. The children love the games, stories, and puzzles. They feel really proud when they earn tickets. Thanks, ABCmouse!
—Preschool teacher in Kernersville, NC
This is the best educational learning site for early childhood that I have ever seen!!
—Licensed Early Childhood Educator in Salt Lake City, UT
All of us at Age of Learning, Inc., were once again humbled by the amazing messages of thanks and encouragement we received from families and teachers using ABCmouse. To date, we’ve received almost 3 million (2,998,721 to be exact). Here are a few from the past month that I’d like to share.
Thank you so much for adding second grade levels 9 and 10! I am so excited! I was overwhelmed with the thought of finding my daughter a different curriculum after she completed level 8. I love this program. It is engaging, and the printables, plus all the lessons, are amazing.
—Mother of a girl in Dearborn, MI
This is great! … And since this is a low income area that our school is in, I am so excited to share this awesome resource with the families to use at home. I have heard great things about it and of course all the commercials. So happy it is FREE for teachers!
—Pre-k and kindergarten teacher in Columbus, OH
I’m very smart. And I’m 7 years old. I love this site. It’s very good for children like me—and other kids.
—7-year-old in Chicago, IL
I think that this is the BEST SITE EVER! My 5-year-old has learned so much from this site. Right now she is in the honors reading group reading on a high first grade level. My 7-year-old old has brought up her reading level, and since math isn’t her best subject, ABCmouse has been that extra study guide for her. She is doing so well. THANK YOU!
—Mother of two in Arlington, VA
I am so thrilled to have found this amazing site! I tell everyone I know who has children—or even those who do not have children—that ABCmouse.com will change the way the world learns.
—Preschool teacher in Honolulu, HI
My son has a learning disability and has been using your site for 3 years. He is now 6 and despite his learning disability he is well above par and top of his class and just LOVES to learn! I ‘blame’ ABCmouse for ensuring my son does so well and loves learning so much. He is a genius, and the best decision I could have ever made for him was to sign him up for your site.
—Mother of a 6-year-old boy in Denver, CO
An excellent resource!!! I just love it. The animation really engages the students!!
—Kindergarten/1st grade teacher in Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX
I just want to give a shout out as to how much our family LOVES ABCmouse! We homeschool our kids and it is an excellent program for some extra enrichment! My kids compete over how many tickets they can earn to ‘buy new pets.’ And they enjoy all the activities. My youngest son has learning disabilities, has had more than one brain surgery, and also has some vision problems, and ABCmouse has helped to break the barrier with him and keep learning fun! Thank you!!!!!!
We love it. All of my children and I love and use ABCmouse all the time. We refer everyone who has young children to also use ABCmouse. The kids can play on here for hours and it’s 100% educational. Their grades are up and improved, along with reading ability and sight words. Thank you ABCmouse.
—Pre-k/kindergarten teacher in Waynesburg, PA
For the first of my blog posts of the new year, I’d like to close out 2016 with a brief compilation of parent and teacher (and sibling) feedback that we received about our ABCmouse Early Learning Academy in December. Here’s to another year of learning. – Doug Dohring
I am 8. I have a sister who is 5 and a brother who is 2. This website is a miracle. Two weeks after we joined, my sister was the smartest in her class and my brother learned his ABCs.
– 8-year-old big sister in Los Angeles, CA
Love it!!! Thanks for providing this to teachers. We are seeing more children coming to kindergarten with fewer skills. This site helps so much.
– Kindergarten teacher in Columbia, MO
My son loves when he can take tests like his older siblings. He enjoys all the music. He is very excited to earn tickets. I love that he is learning by having fun. He can do it all by himself, too!
– Mother of 4-, 6-, and 9-year-old children
My youngest has hearing and attention problems. She played with ABCmouse all the time. I was so afraid that she wouldn’t keep up in kindergarten, but she has excelled. Unbelievable! She knows so much more than others in her class: shapes, sounds, letter sounds, numbers; I could go on and on. Thank you so much ABCmouse!
– Mother of an 8-year-old girl in Tucson, AZ
I enjoy the updated curriculum! The science section with Professor Hester is informative and fun, and the Literacy & Math sections have wonderfully challenging games for our class.
– 1st grade teacher
My son is showing marked improvement when he uses ABCmouse, and we love the curriculum and the app.
– Mother of a 1st-grade boy in New York, NY
I would like to thank you for the years that we have used the site and have been extremely happy with all that our children have learned as well as shared our love of the site with family and friends! Thank you!
– Mother in Philadelphia PA
I have been using this website for my son since he was 2 years old and now he is 5 and he loves it just the same! This is the greatest ever to help your child(ren) learn!
– Father of a 5-year-old boy