Friday, May 23, 2014

ABCmouse.com: Review and Giveaway



https://www.abcmouse.com/


I home school our five year old and two year old boys. It's not always easy to get them motivated to work. I try to keep our lessons exciting, entertaining and cloaked in fun. It's easiest for them to learn when they don't know they are actually learning. Little C, my oldest, rebels when it feels too much like work. They are both very smart and learned the basics before they were even two years old so I foolishly thought they would embrace school. They'd be little book worms who hunger for learning. And dying to create science experiments and solar system models. Ha! Nope. Of course they want to make it challenging for Mommy. I guess I'm learning too.

Some days, it takes a while just to get them focused on our school day. For this reason alone, I will recommend ABCmouse to anyone who has little ones. They ask for school to start so they can play on ABCmouse.com (or mouse dot com, as Little D calls it). "Ok, you can play on ABCmouse.com after you get dressed and brush your teeth". muuuahhahahaha mommy bribery and learning combined. Win. Win.
We've all seen the commercials. My kids certainly have. They were begging me to "download" ABCmouse to their iPads. They were totally stoked when I signed up for it.

There is so much to the site that I still haven't found all that awaits. There is no way my boys are getting bored with this anytime soon. So, it's obvious they have lots and lots of learning on there. We expect it, so I won't go into all those details. What impressed me most about ABCmouse is the "games" they offer. With each part of each lesson, the kids earn tickets. *fun* They can get pets; who they also feed, water, bathe. They use tickets to purchase food. *fun and learning* They can purchase more/other pets. *fun and learning* They can use the tickets to purchase costumes and accessories for their avatars. *fun and learning* They can shop for items for their rooms, pets, emoticons....not like the learning apps for the tablet who want actual money for the extras in addition for you've already paid for the app.

Once a child has finished the complete lesson in the selected path, they will receive extra tickets and an item to decorate their room.




As I said, my boys both know the basics already but they need them to be reinforced. I let them "play" on ABCmouse first thing in the beginning of our school days and this both gets them primed for learning, but also lets them have fun so that when I am ready to pull out more hands on lessons, they are ready to go. It has been a wonderful addition to our home school arsenal.



You can have up to three users for one account. You can either follow the predetermined lesson plans or design our own. They also have levels within each "grade". So you can custom design your child's lessons according to their abilities.




Just about everything you see in the classroom, you can click on for a new activity. From feeding the fish and cleaning their tank, to arts and the solar system.

ABCmouse.com covers
The alphabet, the sounds and how to write them
Phonics
Numbers
Colors
Shapes
Time
Days of the week
Months of the year
Calendar
Music
Songs
Art
Coloring pages
Color by number
dot to dot
Free drawing
Printables
Puzzles
Hundreds
Solar system
Sight words
Word Families
Songs
Reading
And much more and all FUN!

And for under $8 for one month, with a money back guarantee, you can see just how amazing it really is. Don't just take my word for it.

AND ABCmouse.com will give a one year subscription to one of our lucky readers!!

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30 comments:

  1. I would pick the
    Fontsy with JDRF Charm Medical ID Bracelet for my sister who has Brugada Syndrome

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  2. Although the link is for the medical bracelets, I would love ABC Mouse for my preschooler and kindergartener!

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  3. I would like ABC mouse for my son.

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  4. CHARLESTON RED MODERN MACRAME MEDICAL ID BRACELET

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  5. A430
    Yellow ActiveWear Slim Medical ID Bracelet

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  6. The Stitch Medical ID bracelet

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  7. A430Yellow ActiveWear Slim Medical ID Bracelet

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  8. I like the my id sport. And my kids love the abc mouse app

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  9. Hi! This educational app has such a variety of subjects & activities! It would be perfect for my grandson. I did click on the link and the bracelet I would choose is the Shoshanna Medical ID Bracelet. It's rose gold & quite pretty. Thank-you!!

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  10. I like the durango medical id bracelet.

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  11. I like the Thrill Seeker Paracord Medical ID Bracelet

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  12. My son played with abc mouse at a friends and LOVED it! It was fun and educational so I felt ok with the extra screen time!

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  13. I entered the Chuggington giveaway!

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  14. So many beautiful choices. .. either the giving tree or the lake house.

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  15. I love the seaside bracelet the best.

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  16. We would love to focus more on math! - Jim

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  17. I'm excited about the reading portion.

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  18. This is neat! I like the learning through songs and much more for little grandson. Rita Spratlen

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  19. I entered the elimay pet relief giveaway! Rita Spratlen

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  20. I'm most excited for her to learn her letters and numbers!

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  21. I am excited for the reading part.

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  22. Carrie BoswellFriday, June 06, 2014

    I am excited to be able to utilize ABC Mouse to learn days of the weeks and months of the year.

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  23. ABC Mouse would be a great addition to our daily learning routine.

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  24. I would love abcmouse for my daughter. The reading is what would definitely help her to get a head start before kindergarten!

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  25. I'd love for my kids to have more exposure to music.

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  26. I entered the Mary Kay mascara giveaway.

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  27. i am excited for him to learn reading.

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