We have test driven our share of educational online learning over the past few years. Some are so heavy on the animation it leaves one wondering where the educational value is for the child.
K5 Learning seeks to give kids a fun environment, but not have it more game than substance.
Setting up an account was easy enough to do. Shortly after I had accounts for R and D established, I requested an assessment be done for both reading and math. The assessment then helps with placement of the child for activities and gives the parent an idea of where their child ‘stands.’
You can then assign lessons to each child. The process is simple with just a few page clicks needed to get it done. From a page that listed the boys by name, I picked the option to assign lessons. It brought me to the screen below:
I could then pick lessons to assign.
It then brings you to a screen showing what has been picked, all grouped by category.
The next time the child logs into the system, they can get started. Then, you can see what has been ‘done’ in general.
Even after the boys had done a few assignments, it sometimes appeared that nothing had been done. Upon looking at the more detailed reports, I could see what had truly been done.
Overall, the boys have enjoyed it okay. They aren’t clamoring to do it, but they are also not complaining about any of the work when they have sat down to do it. Their favorite area has been the math facts with a timed component that gets their competitive nature in gear.
K5 Learning offers subscriptions by the month ($25 for the first child and $15 for subsequent children) or annually ($199 for the first child and $129 for additional children.)
Disclaimer ~ Our family was provided with access to K5 Learning for the purpose of completing this review. No monetary compensation was provided and the opinions expressed are our own. You can read what the other TOS Homeschool Crewmates had to say about this title on the TOS Homeschool Crew blog.
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