A few weeks ago I set up a free K5 Learning account to test-drive with my kids. My kids struggle in school and just like any caring parent I really wanted them succeed. Sometimes I just didn’t know where to start, which is why K5 Learning came in handy because it tested my children (accurately!) to see what level to put them on before they even began any of the lessons.
K5 Learning is an online after-school study program for kids in kindergarten to grade 5. In 2011 and 2010, K5 Reading and K5 Math programs were selected as finalists for a prestigious award for the best instructional solution for special needs students. And K5 just isn’t for children who are struggling in school! K5 also works well with gifted children who are bored in class. K5 not only unlocks your child’s potential, they also build reading, math and study skills to last a lifetime!
The animated courses are fun, engaging, and interactive. Each lesson builds upon the previous lesson and helped my children logically reason and better understand reading and math concepts. In fact, I often found my oldest (learning disability) and youngest (ADHD) children asking to go on to the next lesson because they were having so much fun learning!
K5 Learning is an online reading and math program for kids from kindergarten through grade 5. Their intent is to help kids build reading, math and study skills through independent study. K5 is designed for use at home, after-school, on weekends and during the summer, and can also be used in conjunction with a homeschooling program.
Kids complete an online assessment of 8 key reading and math skills, and then work independently and at their own pace through over 3,000 lessons and activities. The lessons are animated, interactive and simple enough that even a 4 year old can use them by himself. The system automatically chooses lessons for students (based on their assessment and past lessons), tracks student progress and provides reports for parents.
K5 Learning includes 4 modules: K5 Reading and K5 Math (curricula based lessons), K5 Math Facts (an adaptive program for developing instant recall in math facts) and K5 Spelling (an advanced spelling and vocabulary tutor).
In comparison to other educational websites, K5 has the following attributes:
- clear emphasis on curricula based education, not games / entertainment
- online assessment for placement of kids at appropriate skill levels
- ability for kids to work independently and proceed through lessons at their own pace while minimizing time requirements for parents (simple interfaces, automatic lesson selection, tracking, reporting)
Interested in learning more? Then visit K5 Learning HERE. They are also currently offering a FREE 14 day trial of their program to everyone.
Disclosure: I was given a free 6 week trial of the K5 program. All stated opinions are my own.