Age of Learning Wins 3 Gold Stevie Awards for ABCmouse Mastering Math

ABCmouse_Mastering_Mathaba18_gold_winnerI’m thrilled to share that Age of Learning has today won three coveted Stevie Awards for our ABCmouse Mastering Math app: Best PreK / Early Childhood Learning Solution, Best Game-based Curriculum Solution, and Best Mathematics Instructional Solution. In January, Mastering Math was named Best Educational App in the Best Mobile App Awards.

Mastering Math is an innovative, game-based adaptive early learning app (available for Apple/iOS and Android mobile devices) that helps preschool through kindergarten children build a strong understanding of the most fundamental math concepts: number sequences, numeral recognition, and counting objects. Having that foundation is a key requirement for success in kindergarten and beyond. The app uses appealing characters and personalized learning pathways to help children achieve mastery through practice.

The app leverages the Personalized Mastery Learning System developed by Age of Learning. This adaptive learning platform recommends and customizes learning games to deliver an individualized learning path and personalized education to every child. The app actively adapts in real time to a child’s existing knowledge, filling in gaps in understanding and teaching new material as the child demonstrates they are ready for more advanced learning activities. Using data from a child’s interaction, the system adapts the sequence of activities presented, and even adapts within each activity, to optimize each child’s learning experience and ultimately help all children achieve math mastery.

Current ABCmouse members can use the Mastering Math 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.

Congratulations to everyone on the Mastering Math team at Age of Learning!

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Age of Learning Launches New Mastering the Alphabet App

ABCmouse Mastering the Alphabet app - by Age of Learning

I’m pleased to announce that Age of Learning recently launched our new Mastering the Alphabet mobile app, which is now available to all ABCmouse members via the Apple App Store and on Google Play!

ABCmouse Mastering the Alphabet mobile app from Age of Learning, Inc.

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.

Mastering the Alphabet is available to all ABCmouse subscribers at no additional charge; download the version that’s right for you at the Apple App Store or Google Play

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.

New ABCmouse Mastering Math Apps

Age of Learning launches ABCmouse Mastering Math app

ABCmouse Mastering Math App, from Age of Learning

Age of Learning recently launched our new ABCmouse Mastering Math app for iOS and ABCmouse Mastering Math app for Android devices.

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:

 

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

More ABCmouse Feedback from Parents and Teachers

As I did last month, today I’ll be sharing some of the more recent positive feedback we’ve received at Age of Learning. Each month we receive thousands of messages from parents and teachers who’ve been using ABCmouse with their children and students. It’s stories like these that make the work we do each day so very rewarding.

It’s GREAT! I have always been trying to find ways to keep my little man ahead of the curve, and we LOVE this app! Even if we are just learning in short bursts, he NEVER ceases to amaze me! I can honestly say we are BOTH learning from this. He is gaining valuable knowledge from the lessons AND I am learning a lot about him!

—Parent using the ABCmouse Kindle app

Love it!! My second grader was really behind, but since starting ABCmouse he is caught up with his grade level. My three-year-old loves it and is counting to 25, recognizing letters, and enjoys dressing her avatar.

—Mother of a 7- and 3-year-old

Thank You for making ABCmouse available for our children. We serve low income families and having access will increase the children’s ability to learn. Thank You!

—Teacher in Knoxville, TN

We have loved this site for several years. My current first grader insisted on getting it renewed when I let the membership lapse. So glad I did. She has found even more things to enjoy.

—Mother of 6- and 8-year-old girls

Great website for the young minds. My students love the challenges and the rewards they get.

—Pre-K teacher in Birmingham, AL

I have twins … and they have such different personalities and learning abilities. ABCmouse has them thriving and learning and loving to learn, which is great for four-year-olds to love to learn. Thank You!

—Mother of 4-year-old twin girls

My class with children that have special needs LOVE this program. It has been a great way for us to incorporate more math and ELA into our day, while also keeping them interested and fully engaged.

—Special Education Teacher in Keller, TX

ABCmouse has been fantastic. My daughter had been in preschool for 4 months and was struggling to remember letters and did not know their sounds. Within 1 month on ABC mouse she knew all letters and sounds.

—Mother of a 4-year-old girl

 

My daughter was born almost 2 months premature … she is now 4 1/2 and she attends a Head Start program but needs a little extra to help her succeed … ABCmouse is just that! Thank you! I’ve also started my 2-year-old on it as well and she now enjoys to sing along to songs and points out letters!

—Mother of 4- and 2-year-old girls

My son had speech problems and couldn’t say many words. Within the first week using ABCmouse he was saying so many more words. Even trying to say sentences. Its AMAZING! Thank you so much ABCmouse.com!!

—Parent using the ABCmouse Android app

This is a great tool for a toddler. I like that it is easy to navigate and very kid-friendly. The rewards point system has made my child look forward to participate more on the tasks that are given. I also enjoy watching and singing the different tunes for the letter sounding sections. Thank you, ABCmouse.com.

—Father of 4-year-old girl

 

 

ABCmouse.com App Featured in USA Today for Back to School

ABCmouse.com Early Learning AcademyShortly after our ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy mobile app (available for iPad and iPhone, and Android tablets and smartphones) was featured on the New York Times website, it also was highlighted in the USA Today article 3 learning apps ease kids back to school, by tech writer and editor Ginny Gudmundsen, who rated the app 3.5 out of 4 stars.

An excerpt from her review:

For families with kids in the age range of 2-7 years, ABCmouse.com offers a robust sequence of learning activities for a monthly subscription of $7.95 or $79.99/year. Available via a browser on computers or as an app via smart devices, ABCmouse.com lets parents register up to three children and then set each child’s profile to be at specific learning levels based on their age.  

The main curriculum is presented in a step-by-step program, which offers over 500 lessons filled with more than 6,000 standards-based learning activities. These activities cover reading and writing, math, art, music, social studies and science; and they take the format of videos, coloring activities, learning games, poems, puzzles and songs. Kids can also approach this inviting content outside of the sequential program by simply selecting things from the main menu that appeal to them, such as a visit to a zoo or a farm.

Read the full article here.

On top of our Tabby Awards in late June, in which ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy app was a double winner in the Kids, Family & Entertainment category, it’s been a very successful few months for our mobile early learning efforts. It’s important to us that children have access to comprehensive early learning resources on the mobile devices that are available to them throughout their day. Many thanks to everyone who helped make this possible.