K5 Learning ~ Review

K5 Learning Review

My 6 year old daughter has struggled with reading this school year. I’ve tried what I could to get her to a better reading level, but backed off and figured she would get it later. We’ve been trying out an online supplemental program for the past several weeks. We are reviewing the subscription to the online program at K5 Learning.

What is K5 Learning?

K5 Learning is an online supplemental program that children can work on after school, during the summer, or in a homeschool setting. K5 Learning includes math, reading, and spelling for children in K5 – 5th grades. The program helps children to work independently while improving their skills. When you sign your child up for K5, you can have them take an assessment to see where they need help with and where the best place to begin for them. The lessons are broken into 8 skill areas. The reading skill areas include phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The math skill areas include numbers and operations, measurement, and geometry.
Not only does K5 Learning offer online work, they also provide printable worksheets for your child to work on based on what they are learning in the program. Children also work at their skill level and not on their grade level (if they take the assessment). So, they can be at a higher level for reading and a lower level for math (or vice versa). Another thing, the lessons are short ranging from 5-10 minutes.

The parent dashboard:

The dashboard gives parents access to the child, their progress, and the assessments. The parent is also able to create assignments for the child to work through.

The student homepage:

This is where the child gets their lessons and worksheets.

The sections of K5 Learning:

  • Math: covers numbers and operations, geometry, measurement, algebra, and data analysis.
  • Reading: helps kids with their reading and covers phonics, sight words, vocabulary, and reading comprehension.
  • Spelling: a vocabulary program that helps improve language skills. Words are automatically generated or the parent can input the words.

How we used K5 Learning:

I used this with my 6 year old daughter who just finished kindergarten. She worked on the reading lessons the most since that is where she needed help. She also worked on some of the math lessons to see how they worked. I did not have her do an assessment before we started the lessons. Some of the beginning lessons were easy for her, but they did get more difficult as time went on. She only worked on one lesson at a time every couple of days. It is hard to get her to sit still. She loves to move around. So, I didn’t push her to do more.

What we thought:

My daughter liked this program okay, but it is not her favorite. She said it talks too much and is slow. I did go through one of the lessons and the directions are sometimes lengthy but are needed. Sometimes when the child gets one right, the program has a “reward” type thing where it puts toppings on a pizza and takes up some time. She is not one that likes waiting. She wants to get it done right away. The program itself is a good program and my daughter has learned a lot. It has helped her with her reading and we will continue to use it. I like that the program lets the child work at their own pace and moves on when the child is ready. 

Be sure to check out the sample videos and also sign up for a free 14 day trial (no credit card needed).

K5 Learning {Reviews}

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