We recently had the opportunity to review the K5Learning.com website.
Here are some of the great features of this fun website.
I liked the spelling words feature. You can add your own words. This would be a great review tool for so many kids.
The math facts review.
Typing practice. This was a good feature to have for those young kids still learning their way around a keyboard.
I thought there were a lot of good features on this website and for most kids it would be a great learning tool. I was mainly wanting to try out the math fact practice. We found that the math facts were scored on whether they were correct and how fast you typed the answer. While this is a useful feature, it was a drawback for us. My son tends to be a perfectionist, so being told he was too slow and not typing fast enough, turned him off of the program almost immediately. He knew the answers immediately but is slow at typing. It was very frustrating for him. Maybe there was a way to turn that feature off, if not there should be. Depending on your philosophy of education and the age of your child, speed isn't that important of a factor. As a result we didn't use the program for the full trail period we were given.
With that said, I do believe that this website ia a great tool and would be useful for many kids. It just wasn't a great fit for us. We are grateful for the opportunity we had to try out the program.
Here is the link for those interested in checking out K5learning.com for themselves.