If your child watches Sprout, then you have undoubtedly seen the commercials for ABCmouse.com, the educational website for young kids. My daughter began requesting “mouse on the ‘puter” when she was a little under two years old.
I recently contacted ABCmouse about reviewing the website and they were happy to provide me with a one-year subscription to try out PLUS a one-year subscription to give away to a lucky reader!
The website is set up like classroom environment. When you sign up, you create an avatar for your child and he gets his own homepage. Every time you sign on to the site, you hear, “Welcome back, Johnny!” in the teacher’s bright voice. (Very cute!)
There is a Parents Homepage (accessible only with your parental password) that lets you track your child’s progress, add additional users, block activities, build your own unique lessons, and more.
Once logged in, your child is guided through age-specific lessons that let him earn tickets and prizes before advancing to the next level.
Learning is fun, with songs, stories, games, coloring, and visits to the interactive zoo and farm. There are even tons of printables!
ABCmouse is designed for children ages two through six years old. It has over 450 lessons and 3,000 activities. The curriculum was designed with the help of early childhood education experts.
At two-and-a-half, my daughter definitely still needs help navigating the site, but it’s a great activity for me to do with her.
Well, after about a month of playing around on the site, I am happy to report that we LOVE ABCmouse!
The graphics are bright and colorful. The website is easy to navigate. The speed is just right for little ones…it’s not too fast or too busy like other animated websites.
There are SO many different activities to try and different skill levels that this website will be an engaging resource for your child for a few years.
There are NO ads and NO links to other websites.
The current price to use ABCmouse is $7.95 per month or $79 for the entire year, but they are running a promotion where you can try it free for 30 days. See the ad below!
Go ahead and check it out for a month for free…I’m sure you will love it!
One lucky reader will win a free one-year subscription to ABCmouse. Enter using the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of the post. This giveaway has now ended.
Disclosure: I was provided with a free one-year subscription to ABCmouse.com for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. Photos courtesy of ABCmouse.com.