Customer Feedback for ABCmouse: February 2017

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!!!!!!

—ABCmouse family

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

Photo from Back in My NeoPets Days

I recently came across this photo on Getty Images. It was from 2006; I founded Age of Learning the very next year. Those were truly exciting times with NeoPets, but I couldn’t be happier than I am now with Age of Learning / ABCmouse, making a positive impact.

ABCmouse Study Shows Kindergarten Readiness and Other Academic Gains

We were thrilled with the results of a two-year longitudinal study of the efficacy of ABCmouse. The study examined the academic impact of the integration of our ABCmouse Early Learning Academy into prekindergarten and kindergarten classrooms. An article about the study was recently published in the Journal of Applied Research on Children.

The study found that students who completed more ABCmouse learning activities during the prekindergarten year scored higher on an assessment of kindergarten readiness skills than those who completed fewer activities. Results also showed that ABCmouse contributed to accelerated gains in literacy and math across several assessments throughout the kindergarten year. ABCmouse also appeared to help students who entered kindergarten less prepared catch up to their peers. Increased usage correlated with positive academic outcomes: the more students used ABCmouse, the more likely they were to make gains in math and literacy skills.

3 Key Findings of the Study

  • Kindergarten readiness: Greater usage of ABCmouse (more learning activities completed) resulted in higher kindergarten readiness scores at the end of pre-k.
  • Accelerated learning in kindergarten: Regular ABCmouse usage in kindergarten helped to accelerate students’ learning gains in literacy and mathematics skills on multiple assessments.
  • Learning activities: The number of ABCmouse learning activities completed was a strong predictor of literacy and math outcomes at the end of kindergarten.

Read an abstract of the article here …

Download a PDF of the full article here …

Webinar: Using ABCmouse in Your Community Center

At Age of Learning, we’re proud to offer ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, the leading and most comprehensive digital learning resource for young children, to all ConnectHome community partners at no cost.

Want to learn how you can take advantage of this education access initiative? Sign up today to attend the ABCmouse webinar to learn more about getting started and making the most out of this high-quality resource for children ages 2–8+.

Our free webinar will help you

  • Learn about the ABCmouse curriculum and how it helps children increase literacy and math skills.
  • Learn how to get started with ABCmouse for Community Centers. It’s quick and easy!
  • Get an ABCmouse demo and receive helpful tips to share with parents and children.

Webinar: Using ABCmouse in Your Community Center to Help Children Learn and Succeed

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Time: 1 p.m.–2 p.m. (PST)

Register Now (You’ll receive a detailed email on how to join the webinar.)

ABCmouse.com Adds 2nd Grade Curriculum, Expanding the Leading Educational Resource for 3rd–Grade Readiness

ABCmouse new 2nd Grade CurriculumBecause the transition from 2nd to 3rd grade is such a critical time in a child’s educational journey, I am especially excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive 2nd grade curriculum to expand our award–winning ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy for children ages 2–8. The expanded curriculum on ABCmouse is designed to address the learning needs and interests of 2nd grade students with the goal of preparing them for the transition to 3rd grade.

Read more on the Age of Learning blog …

Final ABCmouse Customer Feedback for 2016

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

2 Billion Learning Activities on ABCmouse

ABCmouse - 2 billion learning activities

I’m pleased to announce a significant milestone for Age of Learning and our ABCmouse.com® Early Learning Academy: 2,000,000,000 ABCmouse learning activities have been completed by young children. Pretty amazing–two BILLION.

That’s an average of almost 200 learning activities each for the more than 10 million children who have enjoyed and learned from ABCmouse since it launched in November 2010.

I am also confident that these are more than just big numbers.

Research shows that the more ABCmouse learning activities children complete, the greater the educational impact. That’s because every learning activity is designed to achieve specific curriculum objectives that contribute to a strong academic foundation for every child.

Read more about this ABCmouse milestone on the Age of Learning website…