TOS Crew Review : K5 Learning

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I have never been a big fan of web based learning … until this year I would have said I was completely against it. My opinion though has changed, maybe because my children are older now and need less help while on the computer or, maybe because I am finally seeing the benefits of web based learning applications.
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For the past few weeks, we have been using K5 Learning with our 3rd grader, Lexi. K5 is another great online supplemental learning site with four areas – Reading, Spelling, Math and Math Facts for the student in Kindergarten through 5th grade. Easily customizable, there are actually over 3,000 lessons available on the site.
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A huge benefit for K5 Learning is that it offers a free reading and math assessment. I always love knowing where my kids are skill wise – Lexi tested just above her grade level, which is kind of where I expected. After the assessment your child is placed by skill level into the appropriate sections.
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Another great plus for K5 is that it is not a “cutesy” website. While I think that type of site serves a purpose for the younger preschool through 1st grade learner at some point learning needs to be just that. I love that K5 does not have the student earning points to play games. And even though the site is not what I would call “cutesy” it is also not boring in its look – I felt the colors and graphics used were fun and the voices easy to understand.
I especially liked that parent’s have a dashboard area to review and see the progress their child is making through the lessons.
While K5 Learning cannot stand alone as a curriculum for your student it makes a great supplemental tool. Even if your child is not homeschooled they can benefit from the extra skills practice in Reading, Spelling, and Math – especially over the summer months, to assist with retention. 

Monthly subscriptions start at just $25 for one child {much cheaper than a private tutor}. Yearly subscriptions start at $199. K5 Learning offers a great 14 day free trial – no credit card required! Also, you can take a look at sample lessons here.

Would you like to read what my fellow crew mates thought of K5 Learning? Then head on over to the TOS Crew Blog.


Disclaimer: I am reviewing these products on behalf of the TOS Crew. I received no compensation, other than a trial membership to K5 Learning, for the writing of this review. The contents of this review express my personal opinion of the website.

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