ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy offers a research-validated curriculum for preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade with more than 10,000 individual Learning Activities and more than 850 complete lessons along our Step-by-Step Learning Path. ABCmouse encompasses all key academic subject areas, including literacy, math, science, health, and social studies, and offers many art- and music- based activities. To date, children have completed billions of Learning Activities on ABCmouse! And large-scale research studies assessing the effectiveness of ABCmouse have concluded that ABCmouse accelerates learning and helps children make significant gains in early literacy and math skills.
Why we like it: “I loved that my daughter was able to understand what to do without me needing to explain it to her with a more child friendly vocabulary. I was able to set my laptop up at the table for her to play while I made dinner.” – Parent Tester
Parent Tester 2 – I initially loved how easy it was to set up my kids. They loved creating the avatars and it was very simple and streamlined. Cassidy took to it right away and set out on her learning path. She did several different “tasks” and really enjoyed it. I had to pull her off of it. The instructions were simple enough for her to understand (she just turned 4) and I didn’t have to sit by her side every second. Jake (cassidy’s twin) wasn’t quite as keen on it. I had to guide him through the steps a little and he was more interested in hanging out at the Pet Park than completing any lessons, but once we got going and I stayed with him, he enjoyed it. Probably my favorite feature of the site is the fact that there is life beyond letters and numbers. I LOVED the “World Around Us” section and we spent a lot of time there since we hadn’t done any social studies lessons ever! Overall, I really like this site and how it is set up. The lessons were age appropriate and all fun. Although these are lessons that you can find in a lot of different places, the fact that they are on one site and you can track your child’s progress is really helpful. I usually have kids that are bouncing from one app to the next, but they stayed with ABCMouse for well over a half hour each (in 4 year old world, that’s amazing!) Kid quote: She even said “I’m so excited about this. Thank you mommy, I’m going to be so smart.”