As I wrote about recently, I have been informed my newly turned four year old is behind her same age peers. While it initially was cause of a major freak out moment, since then I have been trying to move forward and do something about it. We have been doing worksheets at the house, but there is only so many times she can trace letters or count to ten before she gets bored.
My husband had actually recommended a program called ABC Mouse, but it wasn’t until a fellow mom of a four year old mentioned it that I decided to check it out. And boy am I glad I did! Unfortunately we are in a position right now where it would be difficult to afford preschool, not to mention that I’m not quite ready for my girls to start school. This program—so far—seems to be a pretty good compromise.
Cost-wise it is much better. It is $7.95 a month, and you get the first month free. I went ahead and signed up for the year, which was $54, giving me another four months free. You can design your own lesson plans, from subjects like math, reading, art, etc. Each kid designs their own avatar and when they finish each lesson correctly they earn tickets to buy things for their avatars or pets.
I think it’s pretty neat. You can add up to three kids for no additional cost. And it includes all of the programs from age 2 to Kindergarten. It also lets you check on your child’s progress anytime you want. I am very excited about this and hoping it works for us. I thought I would share it with any of you parents out there who might be looking for something similar.