Online Learning for Kids : ABCmouse

ABCMouse puzzles
Disclosure: The subscription I received and prizing are both courtesy of ABCmouse.com. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.

My girls are pretty tech savvy. I mean,  they have me as their mom. They have been on the computer since the womb. Therefore, they tend to thrive on interactive learning. Since we decided to begin our homeschool journey again, I have been looking for new programs and curriculum for them. Online learning for kids is perfect because they can still access it when we are traveling.

ABCMouse setup

Online Learning for Kids

The girls have been trying to get me to take a look at ABCMouse for a while now. I have heard great things about it and wanted to give it a try… I was waiting until later in the summer. But, decided to give it one good look and went ahead and signed up. After all, they offer a free 30-day trial, so there is nothing to lose.

Signing up was easy. I was able to quickly get myself signed up and moved on to signing up Monkey. She was nearby and anxious to play once she saw it on my screen. We picked out an avatar for her. Picked out a nose, hair, eyes, and clothes for Monkey’s onscreen persona. She actually found that to be quite entertaining. We were also able to pick a fish and hamster out for her. When I asked her what she wanted to name her hamster she said, “OinkOink.” So… that is her hamster’s name.

ABCMouse puzzles

Next, we were in the virtual classroom looking around for our first activity. Knowing Monkey, I knew she would pick one of two activities first. And I was correct. Puzzles. She LOVES to do puzzles. She picked out a picture of an elephant and began to put it together. I noticed it was on the easiest level, which was 4 pieces, and knew that was a bit too easy for her. We adjusted the level up to a 7 and that seemed to be just about right. In fact, the next time I wanted to try level 6… and she saw what I did. She switched it back to 7. She’s pretty smart I tell ya!

ABCMouse animals

The next button Monkey chose was another I knew she would enjoy. Animals. She went to the zoo where she could visit all the animals and learn more about them. As her mother, the best part for me was listening to her try to repeat all the names. With her speech disorder, it is encouraging to hear. And this went on throughout her time spent on ABCMouse. Whether doing a puzzle, reading a book, or singing a song, the reinforcement of her language skills was incredible.

ABCMouse

She clicked around all over the classroom. She played with her fish, colored pictures, sang songs, read books, played with toys, and moved furniture around. The most exciting thing for her was waiting for er tickets. She began to learn that certain activities earned her tickets after completing them. I watched as her eyes would shift after she finished a puzzle or book to see if she was getting tickets. I loved that she realized that and the fact that ABCmouse realized the need for that feature.

ABCmouse

ABCMouse

ABCmouse.com is an educational website for young children that provides over 3,000 online learning activities for kids in preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten levels.

ABCmouse.com is developed specifically to help young children thoroughly learn educational basics in reading, math, beginning science, social studies, art and music. The website offers a depth and breadth of educational content for early learners never before seen in one location on the web.

I have to say, it is one of the most comprehensive sites I have ever used with the kids. Plus, each child can set up their own account… up to 3. That gives me just what I need to set up a login for each of the 3 younger girls. I am just thrilled to find an activity they all seem to enjoy… and can continue enjoying while learning. It really just boils down to that. Are they learning? For Monkey alone, the website is worth signing up for. I am excited about the possibilities. Monkey could really excel in the next few weeks as we continue to use ABCmouse.com.

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Be sure to like ABCmouse on Facebook and follow @ABCMouse on Twitter to learn more interesting facts and find out about great deals.

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Winner:

Jennifer L

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  1. […] Blog post at 7 on a Shoestring : Disclosure: The subscription I received and prizing are both courtesy of ABCmouse.com. Regardless, all opinions are 100% my own.  […]

  2. Denise m Says: July 18, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    she loves anything related to animals and puzzles

  3. My son would love anything animal related. He secretly loves songs and singing, and I think they help him retain what he’s learning. 🙂
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  5. I follow ABCMouse on Twitter. 🙂

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  7. ….and I follow you on Pinterest. 🙂 JennsRAQ

  8. My son loves puzzles! He would really enjoy all of it, though!

  9. I like ABC mouse on facebook.

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  12. Stephanie Larison Says: July 21, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    My daughter would love the puzzles!

  13. Stephanie Larison Says: July 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    ABCmouse.com liked on facebook

  14. Stephanie Larison Says: July 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    7 on a Shoestring liked on facebook

  15. Stephanie Larison Says: July 21, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Pinterest follower: Stephanie64030

  16. Paula Hafner Says: July 25, 2013 at 8:36 am

    My son would love the puzzles the most.

  17. Paula Hafner Says: July 25, 2013 at 8:41 am

    I’m an ABCMouse Facebook Fan. My name is Paula Skinner Hafner on there.

  18. Paula Hafner Says: July 25, 2013 at 8:42 am

    I’m an ABCMouse Twitter following. My user name is ksh123.

  19. Paula Hafner Says: July 25, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I’m a Twitter follower of 7onashoestring. My user name is ksh123.

  20. Paula Hafner Says: July 25, 2013 at 8:45 am
  21. Jennifer Young Says: July 25, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I think my daughter would probably pick the puzzles first as well. She LOVES doing puzzles!

  22. Jennifer Young Says: July 25, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I Like ABCmouse on Facebook

  23. Jennifer Young Says: July 25, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I Like 7 on a Shoestring on Facebook

  24. Jennifer Young Says: July 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I Follow @ABCMouse on Twitter (@jenniferyoung12)

  25. Jennifer Young Says: July 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I Follow @7onashoestring on Twitter (@jenniferyoung12)

  26. Jennifer Young Says: July 25, 2013 at 10:58 am

    I Follow 7onashoestring on Pinterest (Jennifer Young- jenniferlry)

  27. Jennifer Young Says: July 25, 2013 at 10:59 am
  28. Kelly H. Says: July 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    My daughter loves the songs and puzzles.

  29. Kelly H. Says: July 25, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Like on FB

  30. Jennifer Young Says: July 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm
  31. Jaclyn Reynolds Says: July 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Would love to see my son enjoy puzzle games!

  32. Jaclyn Reynolds Says: July 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    ABC Mouse fb fan- JR Reynolds

  33. Jaclyn Reynolds Says: July 27, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    7 on a Shoestring fan- JR Reynolds

  34. Deborah Hogue Says: July 27, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    We like to play sprout games.

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