K5 Learning {TOS review}

K5 Learning is an online program that helps to build math, reading, and study skills for children in kindergarten through the fifth grade. It is was created to supplement learning children are already doing in a school (or homeschool) environment. There are four programs that strengthen children in the following areas:

K5 Reading
Click here to see a video of K5 Reading in action.

Phonemic awareness
Sight words
Reading comprehension

K5 Math
Click here to see a video of K5 Math in action.

numbers and operations
measurement (time and money)
algebraic thinking
data analysis

K5 Spelling
Click here to see a video of K5 Spelling in action.

150, 000+ word database

K5 Math Facts
Click here to see a video of K5 Math Facts in action.

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

River and Lily helped me review this product. Before either started, I had them take the reading and math assessment which I found helpful. The results were available immediately after they tested. It gave me an idea as to where they are in their learning according to their grade level. It helped to personalize their experience while using K5. The assessment is available through the FREE 14-day trial.

River worked through the reading and math sections which he liked. Reading and math are both strong skills for River, but he was still able to get some good practice with the exercises. I think the animation was more of a selling point for him rather than the function of the program and the work he was doing.

Lily worked through the reading and spelling sections. She likes to spell and did well with the assessment.

Although I know the program was to give the children more practice in areas of need, I allowed them to also work through areas where they scored well. I figured it could only help rather than hurt. K5 has been extremely useful and convenient over the past few weeks as we have had less structured school time. I was able to give them assignments to complete which helped them review material we have covered.

Using K5 would work well like a reward for your child after he finishes a subject or topic that is covered by the program. There are many areas that your child can cover and/or review. I also like the fact that the program works within itself (no outside links) which made it so I didn’t have to hang over their shoulders while they worked.

There are also FREE math worksheets offered.

The K5 Kids (characters) reminded me of the ones that are in another review we did where there was much diversity. I think this is something good for children to see; racial diversity as well as all shapes and sizes.

The only thing that would keep me from continuing using K5 is the price. It just goes outside of our budget for school material.

K5 can be purchased as a monthly subscription for $25 or $199 for one year for one child. Additional children may be added for $15 for a monthly subscription and $129 per child for an annual subscription.

You can read more reviews of this item by fellow crew members on The Homeschool Crew Blog.

The product featured in this review was provided to me free of cost by the manufacturer or representing PR agency as a member of the TOS Homeschool Crew. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced by monetary compensation.
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