Friday, June 21, 2013

ABCmouse.com (Review & Giveaway)

Disclosure: I received access to the website at no charge to better help me facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are entirely my own.

Have you seen the commercials for ABCmouse.com? It is a full online curriculum for children aged preschool to Kindergarten and it's a really useful tool for helping engage the little ones in learning. It's also a good way to get them familiar with the computer and learning how to use it properly (for the younger ones anyway...I realize Kindergartner's have long since mastered all things technology). ;)


We have been using the program for a couple of weeks now and everyone likes it. Even the teen gets involved wanting to see the next lesson. There are lessons on letter, planets, matching, sounds, numbers, and so on and so forth.


The way they go about introducing each lesson lends to the pedagogical experience. What child isn't going to enjoy a series of letter videos that come across as mini-cartoons full of catchy songs and cute animation?


There are different places you can 'go' within the program. An example can be seen in the picture above, which is the home page for a 'visit' to the farm. As you can tell from the screenshot , there are many options to choose from when you are visiting somewhere. Each selection then offers you another complete set of lessons related to whatever it is you have pushed.


ABCmouse.com moves along with each lesson in order, and automatically tracks your progress as you go. You can go out of order if you want (if your child sees something he/she just has to try), and it will remind you nicely from time to time to go back to where you jumped ("Click Lesson One.").  There are over 700 lessons, so the activities stay fresh and fun, and won't lose the interest of your child.


One of my son's favorite features is when the mouse (mascot) issues you tickets for completing a job. He gets excited to see how many tickets he's going to be awarded.



There are a lot of little things about ABCmouse that make it special. You can tell a lot of thought went into creating the program to make it the best of the best. For example, when we signed on today it popped up a screen letting the kids know that today is the first day of summer, and then there were summer related activities added to today's lessons.

There really are so many areas to explore that even after a couple of weeks we are are just beginning to find what there is to explore. There are so many good things I can say about the program. It is a great way to help supplement the teaching you are giving your child. It is also a fun way to help keep them refreshed over the summer break (if they are already enrolled in school).

ABCmouse.com has earned a plethora of awards for their work, and after using it, it's easy to see why. We love our program, and my son asks to play it every single day.

If you would like to learn more about ABCmouse or the program features, you can take a look at their website here: ABCmouse.com

You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

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65 comments:

Lizbeth McGow said...

OMG..this is wonderful! I've been wanting to talk to someone who has used this program before and there you are!!! If your little one likes it mine probably will do to...I just didn't want to get it and next thing you know he is bored! but I just enrolled for the free month! yeayyy! Thank you Rosey...oh that is what I liked about the page anyway...the chance for a free trial..of course, among other things! Awesome giveaway Great timing!

Lizbeth McGow said...

p.s. I left a comment on your Visiting Chicago, Stay here post! :)

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

Sounds terrific. Our grandchildren have (and love) a whole mess of learning programs, but I don't know if they have this or not. It absolutely amazes me how adept they all are with a computer, even the two-year-olds.

Rea T said...

my 5-yr old son likes abc mouse and he loves it...and it makes me happy because it is very educational...
my 2-yr old daughter would get on it sometimes already so it's really fun & educational for sure!

huggies♥
rea

Mommy's Heart said...

This sounds really cool.. seems like my 4 year old is going to love it.. Thanks for the review. will certainly keep a look out for it. :)

Theresa said...

This sounds like a game that is so fun the kids don't even realize they are learning as they play!

Annmarie Pipa said...

looks good!! My older kids learned from reader rabbit and the younger ones hooked on phonics...they were all reading in preschool because of those computer games...i would recommend them!

Pat Hatt said...

That is the type of game that sure helps them out and is fun too.

Marie Moody said...

Wow, so what does the kid have to go to school for? There's everything at this site including recess time for games and such! What a fabulous site for the younger set.

Marie Moody said...

I left a comment at Legoland Discovery Center - Chicago

Treatntrick Treat and Trick said...

Thanks for introducing such a fantastic site.....

Carole said...

It is amazing the way the young kids just take to technology! My 3 year old niece just seems to know what to do. Cheers

Kristi Maloney said...

This program sounds great - like the developer went the extra mile to keep kids engaged. Glad your son is enjoying it and learning by using it.

mail4rosey said...

I'm glad you're trying the trial! It's a fun program. :)

mail4rosey said...

Seriously, my son can navigate his father's iPad like nobody's business and I cannot. ;)

mail4rosey said...

It is a fun way for them to learn. My son hasn't come across any sections he doesn't like, they've all been fun so far.

Renae Simple Sequins said...

I am asking myself; now why do we have a school building and teachers there again? why? I swear computers are going to be the only method of teaching with the next twenty years.

Great products here. Thanks for your nice comments and visit.

Janet W. said...

This looks great for my grandson who will be starting preschool soon! My favorite feature is the arts & colors area. My grandson would really enjoy doing that!

Janet W. said...

Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

http://www.mail4rosey.com/2013/06/legoland-discovery-center-chicago.html?showComment=1371919278820#c1442101689135662472

Joyce Lansky said...

Looks like a fun program that holds the little guy's interest.

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Courtney B said...

i love that it can teach your child math at a super early age.. and in a fun way too!

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deathbatshadows said...

my daughter currently has the free trial of it and it is working so well for her already. she loves all of the games, and there are some many different activities for her to try

Stephanie S. said...

Great post! We love using ABC mouse in our home. Our daughter seems to really enjoy the lessons, and activities they provide. The music videos get her grooving right along. ;) It's a great site for little ones! :)

Melissa Swedoski said...

I learned that it goes all the way through sixth grade. I thought it was just preschool stuff. Thanks for the info and the giveaway!

My Journey With Candida said...

The Step-by-Step Learning Path presents the full ABCmouse.com curriculum in a carefully designed program of more than 450 lessons in six levels

Marie Moody said...

http://www.mail4rosey.com/2013/06/our-visit-to-willis-tower.html?showComment=1372039872791#c5487965386677908514 My comment on a review of yours.

karine123 said...

I like how fun it seems, while being educative.

Allyson Bossie said...

I learned that it includes a math curriculum as well
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sonyamorris (Sonya Morris) said...

I love that there are NO external links, pop ups or advertising! My little one is always clicking on ads.

Courtney B said...

commented

http://www.mail4rosey.com/2013/06/our-visit-to-willis-tower.html?showComment=1372091279674#c3429736095700519385

Gina Wildorchid said...

I learned that they offer lots of fun printables for your kids to color, and you can also print the artwork that they create online.

Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Raising Reagan said...

I love the fact that it is so educational and she can learn so much using a device that she is already so curious about ... the computer!

One of these days I'll win one of these giveaways for this company!

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Stephanie Larison said...

We love abcmouse.com! My daughter just did the one month free trial and she fell in love with it right away. I esp. love the printables and songs. She doesn't even realize she's learning, it's a win-win!

Denise M said...

i learned they have a preschool curriculum

tina reynolds said...

I like they have so many activities to keep children entertained and learning would be great for my little girl

Jessica B. said...

I love all of the puzzles and music activities. I also like that you can print from this site. jj250@aol.com

Lataysha Faison said...

I love how abc mouse makes learning fun

Mammamayor said...

Love all the different ways it makes learning fun,natbelinsky@verizon.ney

Brzehwa said...

Leaning is fun for this kids :) brzehwa@onet.pl

Kelly H. said...

I like that they can follow the learning path or do another section they are interested in.

Ruth Reynolds said...

its for preschoolers and has 6 levels

Ruth Reynolds said...

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Anonymous said...

I learned it's for kids aged 2-6.

Shayna Brookman said...

I learned that ABC mouse teaches reading, music, math, science and arts & colors :)

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Michelle Hagewood said...

Both my daughters, 6 and 2, play on ABC Mouse. I love that they're learning but don't even realize it.

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Samantha Bunch said...

I learned that ABC mouse has over 450 lessons available for kids.

Brandi said...

I like how it keeps track of the progress.

Heather Swarthout said...

I like the variety of things they have to teach children, that's awesome! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

Mihaela Day said...

There's everything at this site including recess time for games and such! ::)))

Alexandra Clatterbuck said...

My two yr old son looooooves ABC Mouse...I love all the different activities...it never gets boring or old! I love that their character moves along a map like a game board =)

mary gardner said...

I found out their learning programs are through 6th grade level!

Ashleigh Swerdfeger said...

I learned that that there are various programs including math, art and music.

kewkew said...

I love the variety of lessons, especially the songs, puzzles and art. Looks like fun

dartdaughter said...

i would love to try this for my kids to see if its worth purchasing

kewkew said...

Hi, I commented on the 4th of July post with the same name as here

Saver Sara said...

They have a full online curriculum from preschool through kindergarten.

amy16323 said...

I like that it can teach them math

Margaret Steele said...

I learned that you can customize your avatar

Jennifer T. said...

I learned that kids can learn through songs and puzzles. Both of those methods are engaging.
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Lynette said...

I learned that their curriculum is geared for preschoolers and kindergartners.

MichelleS said...

I am glad they came out with this to better get with the technology advancement for learning.

MichelleS said...

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emchelly77 said...

tried the month trial! awesome i love how it paces my child and gives her little reward tickets!

Kelly Amos said...

I love that this site tracks your child's progress so that you can keep up with what they are interested in and what they are learning and need to work on!