K5 Learning Review


K5 Learning approached me last month and asked if we could try out their learning program for six weeks, after which I could write an honest review about it. It was a great idea, as Timmy had just started his summer vacation too. K5 Learning has an online reading and math program for kindergarten to grade 5 students.

So how’d it go? Here’s what I liked about the program and suggestions on how it can be better.

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What we liked about K5 Learning:

  • It’s internet-based. I liked that I didn’t have to download software and install a program in my computer. You can access your account from any computer with internet connection. Pretty convenient!
  • Free worksheets! So awesome, especially for homeschooling families.
  • Teaches basic computer skills. Your child will engage with the program with the use of a mouse or trackpad and the keyboard.
  • Game breaks!. In between exercises, mini-games would be launched to amuse the students. They were still educational (e.g. catch the trash in the ocean) but were a refreshing break from reading and math questions.
  • Interesting activities. My 4-year-old loved the alphabet exercises. Here he is completing one of the exercises.

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{Timmy completing a reading exercise for K5 Learning}

My suggestions for improvement:

  • A friendlier assessment tool. You can choose to have your child assessed to see what level he can start with in the program. Once your child gets started on the assessment though, there is no “not applicable” or “I don’t know” answer to any of the questions. Your child will be given a long list of questions and there was no way we could exit the test! This means that if you have a kindergartener like Timmy, he’ll be made to answer questions for a first or second grader. He just clicked on random buttons when he didn’t know the right answer just so we could get to the next page.
  • An iPad app. My son engages with the tablet more than a computer. It would be awesome if there was an app counterpart that my son could easily access.

Overall, I think it’s a great program. But I’ll save it for when my son’s a little bit older (6 years old perhaps). If you’re curious about where your child is with his Reading and Math skills, you can sign up for a free 14-day trial of K5 Learning. It’ll be worth it! Click on the banner below:

K5 Learning Assessment

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