When my youngest was five she begged for the ABCmouse.com subscription and after being worn down by her repeated requests, I finally tried the free trial. We were very happy with what they offered. I contacted the company to see if they would be interested in me reviewing their product. They graciously gave us a full year’s subscription for my family as well as one to give away! As my daughter moved through Kindergarten, she still enjoyed using ABCmouse.com. Her biggest two takeaways were learning about Mount Rushmore and the Golden Gate Bridge. In an educational world that often overlooks Social Studies due to the overwhelming need to address Language Arts and Math, I was so thrilled she was getting this fun exposure to United States landmarks.
Our year went by quickly and I forgot to cancel the subscription. With her heading into first grade, I was sure she’d outgrown ABCmouse.com’s content. Once I paid for the month, I really wanted to assure she enjoyed it and got our money’s worth knowing it would be our last experience. That is when I had a huge surprise! ABCmouse.com had expanded their content. With the expanded the content came immense variety.
When I say immense, I mean a full first grade curriculum with videos, books, games, and various levels of interactive activities for every common core standard. Cecily was learning, I was thrilled. I am teaching first grade this year and I had an aha moment. I was able to use Cecily’s account paired with my Promethean Board for interactive learning for my students. When the ABC Mouse page opened, the students all grumbled that ABCmouse.com was for preschoolers. It only took a few activities to change their minds. ABCmouse.com is so dedicated to primary education that as a teacher, I can sign up for a free account. This allows access for all my students during the school day. I can design differentiated lessons that will reinforce taught skills, introduce news skills, or provide enrichment. While ABCmouse.com can’t replace the teacher’s instruction, it certainly can provide students with a fun and interactive way to reinforce skills. I already have students looking for grammar lessons with King Grammar. How often have you heard of students wanting more grammar?
You do not just have to take my word for it, ABCmouse.com offers a free trial. You can get 30 days free, you just need to cancel before the 30 days expire to not be charged. I simply set a reminder on my phone for the day before they would renew. This way you can decide if you would like to cancel or renew without being charged. You will get automatically charged if you don’t cancel before your renewal date, so set that reminder. I am so completely impressed with what ABCmouse.com has to offer as both an educator and a parent. I hope I am able to convince you to check it out, it’ so worth it! ABCmouse.com is giving me a year subscription to giveaway to a lucky reader. Best of luck and happy learning!