- K5 Learning
- Online Math and Reading Enrichment program
- Personalized lessons
- Kindergarten through 5th grade levels
- Free 14 day Trial available from K5 Learning
- Monthly $25 first child, $15 additional child, Annually $199 first child, $129 additional child
K5 learning is an online reading and math program for Kindergarten through 5th grade. K5 includes four reading and math programs. Each program is customized for individual students, which means lessons are based on skills assessment, not age. Eight key skills are assessed online, kids then work independently and parents receive progress reports. K5 Learning is an after school study and summer program designed to help build good study habits and excel in academics.
Parents also receive a log-in to be able to check their child’s progress. Reports are offered in both overview formats and more detailed reports. Reports are offered for both math and reading progress as well as lessons completed and time on task reports. Parents can also let K5 Learning pick each lesson or they have the choice to go to the lesson library and assign lessons. Math worksheets are also available to print out for pencil and paper practice.
Ben (10) and Rebekah (8) both used this program. When we received our initial assessment go ahead, we were warned that the assessment is longer and more intense than any of the lessons in the program, but was necessary for good placement. I am really glad for this warning. I was able to reassure and encourage Rebekah to finish the assessment. Once they both started their actual lessons they enjoyed the program very much.
Ben stated that he really liked how their was a “completion bar” across the top of the screen during a lesson. He could see quickly how much of the lesson he had completed and how much he had left. Both Ben and Rebekah had favorite activities on the program. Ben liked a math game where he had to discover the mystery picture. Rebekah really liked the spelling portion of the program. Another fun thing that Ben and Rebekah both enjoyed was the joke of the day. They both had fun reading the riddle, then giving the answer.
This was not a flashy program, but it really did hold both Ben and Rebekah’s attention. I had no trouble getting them to want to “play” K5 learning. This is high praise from Rebekah as she does not usually like academic based computer programs. As they were playing, I could hear lots of positive feed back from the characters on the screen.
Overall, I found this to be a very thorough, well thought out program. It is very academic in nature, yet still retains a “fun” atmosphere which engages kids to want to play.
Many of my Crew Mates also were able to try out K5 Learning. Visit the Crew Blog to read what they thought of the program.
As an Independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse and member of TOS Homeschool Crew I received a trial membership to K5 Learning for free in exchange for my honest review of their product