Doug Dohring Presenting at ASU+GSV Summit: Age of Learning/ABCmouse.com

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 …

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…

Parents and Teachers Share Their Experiences and Positive Results with ABCmouse

As I’ve done for several months, I’d like to share some recent feedback we’ve received from parents and teachers who have been using our ABCmouse Early Learning Academy at home or in the classroom. We’ve been thrilled to hear about so many success stories.

My husband and I signed our 5- and 6-year-olds up for ABCmouse right before they entered kindergarten. We immediately saw changes in their attitudes toward learning. Within their first semester, our girls both received several awards, including Honor Roll, Student of the Month, and writing awards. By the end of the year, they had received 12 awards between them. We are so very grateful. Thank you, ABCmouse—please continue the amazing work!

—Mother of four in Miami, FL

I really like the lessons and the activities and the fact that you can send parents information about what their children are working on. I am really excited about having this new program in my classrooms, and I look forward to using it this school year.

—Teacher in Chattanooga, TN

My daughter has been so excited to actually get on the computer and learn. She calls me over each time she moves to another area and loves learning about the animals and surroundings. The website is super user-friendly and I love the layout. The parent page allows me to track her progress and see what areas are her strengths. WE LOVE ABCMOUSE!!

—Mother of a 4-year-old girl

Thank you so much for the 5 years of great education you provided to both my son and daughter … who read and perform math above their peers. Our children have excelled because of the educational platform you have provided—and we sincerely thank you.

—Mother of 8- and 6-year-olds in Scranton, PA

My son has absolutely fallen in love the site and is always asking to ‘do ABCmouse.’ He enjoys learning about different things and his counting ability has improved to the point that he can count up to five of his trucks without mistakes.

—Mother of a 2-year-old boy in Amarillo, TX

My child has been using this program since he was about 2. At that age, we would sit and watch the videos together and go through the different courses. By 3, he was using the mouse by himself and completing lessons all on his own. Now he asks to play ABCmouse all the time. He especially loves the lessons on fish!

—Mother of a 4-year-old boy in Norfolk, VA

I love that my son who is 2 actually asks to play ‘MOUSE! MOUSE!’ We have so much fun together. It’s not just a great learning experience for him but a chance for this full-time working mom to bond with him!! Thank you, ABCmouse!! 

—Mother of a 2-year-old boy in Syracuse, NY

Kindergarten Readiness Tips from Age of Learning Curriculum Advisor

Sr. Curriculum Advisor at Age of Learning Dr. Rebecca Palacios spoke today about kindergarten readiness on Good Day Austin (FOX-TV) to help parents understand what it means to be kindergarten ready. She also shared valuable kindergarten readiness tips and spoke about ABCmouse as an effective school readiness resource.

Dr. Palacios shares kindergarten readiness tips

Dr. Palacios shares kindergarten readiness tips

Parents: watch the 3 minute video here.

The Value of ABCmouse: Parents and Teachers Share Their Feedback

As I’ve done for the last few months, I’d like to share some recent feedback we’ve received from parents and teachers who have been using our ABCmouse Early Learning Academy at home or in the classroom.

My daughter started this at just 3 years old and has now completed kindergarten. She is testing a full year ahead of not only where they say she should be, but of her classmates as well. She loved ABCmouse.com, and I recommend it every chance I get. Thank you ABCmouse.com for helping me help my daughter.

—Mother of a 6-year-old girl in Salt Lake City, UT

This is an amazing site. The ABCmouse center is the preferred center for all of my students. At this center, the students are able to interact with each other: comparing, contrasting, coaching, and just having plain old fun with the program and its activities. The side effects are favorable—with significant spikes in learning gains in academic skills.

—Pre-k teacher in Orlando, FL

ABCmouse is the best thing we ever did for our granddaughter. She has been reading since she was 4 years old. Thank you so much ABCmouse. Your teaching tools make it fun for children to learn. I would recommend this for all children.

—Grandmother of a happy mouser since age 3

We love ABCmouse! Jaxon has been on ABCmouse for 4 years and has gotten so much from it. His teachers also use ABCmouse, so it makes it easy to hook up with the lesson plans they want him to work on.

—Parent using the ABCmouse app

My students love to work on the alphabet games, which have really helped them with letter sounds and sounds and recognition.

—Preschool and pre-k teacher with 861 days using ABCmouse

We are traveling all the time, so it’s hard for us to keep Ginny in pre-k class. ABCmouse gave us freedom of doing the lessons whenever and wherever we are.

—Mother of a 4-year-old girl

My daughter has been using this site for the past 2 years. She is now about to be 6, and I can honestly say ABCmouse has taught her skills that I didn’t think a child her age should know. The laughter from her learning is music to my ears. Thank you ABCmouse for making learning a happy place for our children!

—Mother of a 5-year-old girl

I love this site. My little one and I play it every day. My daughter who’s 9 always helps my little one. I’m so happy they made a website like this where my little one can learn! She starts dancing every time she hears the music.

—Mother of 2- and 9-year-old girls in Hagerstown, MD

Age of Learning Launches ABCmouse for Schools, a Scalable Solution for School Districts and School Groups in the U.S. and Globally

We’re proud that ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy has become a trusted early learning program for more than 65,000 classroom teachers across the country. However, district-level educators have asked for additional features to support implementation of ABCmouse across all of their early elementary classrooms, with the goal of ensuring that all of their younger students become 3rd-grade-ready. To meet this critical need, we are excited to announce today the launch of ABCmouse for Schools, a scalable solution to meet the pre-k through 2nd grade needs of school districts and school groups in the U.S. and internationally.

ABCmouse for Schools offers two solutions: ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, a comprehensive supplemental curriculum that builds a strong foundation for academic success across subject areas required for 3rd grade readiness; and the new ABCmouse English Language Learning Academy, which can be used by teachers as a core program or as a rich supplemental resource to provide a developmentally appropriate English language immersion experience.

ABCmouse for Schools complements these curriculum offerings with student management, professional development, curriculum alignment, and progress reporting tools.

Read the full ABCmouse for School launch announcement on the Age of Learning blog…