Parents and Teachers Praise ABCmouse

After skipping a month, I’m happy to resume posting a small selection of the messages we get each day at Age of Learning, sent from thankful parents, grandparents, and teachers who use ABCmouse at home and in the classroom.

I have a 5-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, and they both love ABCmouse! It helps them to improve and expand their vocabulary, grammar, thinking skills, and math. ABCmouse makes learning fun and easy. Thank you! We’re looking forward for more exciting and challenging lessons or activities for our kids.

—“Supermom” of 5- and 6-year-old children in San Jose, CA

 

As a kindergarten teacher, I absolutely LOVE ABCmouse! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have so many students that have excelled because I offer it in my class, who otherwise wouldn’t have had the opportunity. ABCmouse is the BEST resource a primary teacher could ever use. You have the seal of approval from this kindergarten teacher/former Teacher of the Year/State Teacher of the Year Finalist.

—Kindergarten teacher in Jacksonville, FL

 

I’ve had an ABCmouse.com account for about 6 years now. My granddaughter was only 18 months old when I started. Now she is in 2nd grade and her younger brother in kindergarten. They both play together from time to time. Both kids have gotten a great head start from ABCmouse. My 5-year-old grandson has been reading since age 3 due in large part to ABCmouse.

—Grandmother of 7-year-old girl and 5-year-old boy in Miami, FL

 

I love how I can review letters, sounds, math skills, and sight words with my students and can give them review lessons for home. Thank you so much for ABCmouse!

—Teacher using ABCmouse for 1,958 days in Peoria, IL

 

The students in my classes have always enjoyed using ABCmouse to help them learn sight words. I have also seen it help them acquire background knowledge about things they did not know about.

—1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade teacher in Philadelphia, PA

 

Great video! [Level 10, Activity 23848] I like that you are showing kids tricks for determining author’s purpose. I also like the keywords that you used in the video, including “opinion,“ “expressing feelings,“ etc.

—Mother in Oklahoma City, OK

 

ABCmouse provides activities that are very engaging! Students love reviewing academics as well as learning songs. I can find materials to reinforce what each of my special education students learn on a daily basis.

—Preschool teacher in Los Angeles, CA

 

I love ABCmouse and am so thankful. I work in SpEd and this is wonderful for my kids to help with phonics and reading, math … and they can just have fun. My students especially love the songs. Thank you. I use this at school and encourage parents to purchase this for home use.

—Kindergarten teacher in Dallas, TX

 

ABCmouse is terrific! For my school, I have loaded 9 classes and linked them in various configurations! It’s easy for me as the administrator of the program and easy for students (K-2nd) to navigate! Great site!

—Kindergarten and 1st grade teacher in Spokane, WA

 

I absolutely love this site. I use it for enrichment with my ESL students and as a center for literacy and math. It is engaging, easy to navigate and one of the best programs that I’ve worked with so far.

—Preschool and pre-k teacher in Philadelphia, PA

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New ABCmouse Zoo App

ABCmouse Zoo app from Age of Learning, Inc.

Because we know that young children really love to learn about animals, Age of Learning recently launched a new ABCmouse Zoo apps for Apple and Android tablets and smartphones. The app currently features 15 types of animals, presented in photorealistic animations, that you and your child can visit anytime, anywhere—even if you are offline!

The ABCmouse Zoo app offers

  • 15 animated animal exhibits
  • 15 basic facts and 15 advanced facts for each animal
  • 4 interactive quizzes for each animal
  • Language development and vocabulary building

If you’re a current ABCmouse member, you can download and use this app for free just by logging in:

Not a member yet? Subscribe online or through this app to access the full ABCmouse experience and begin your family’s learning adventure.

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 …

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 …

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