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Using ABCmouse at Home with Your Preschooler


Finding a worthy, cost-effective way to give your preschooler the upper hand in education can be a daunting task. However, with ABCmouse, you can see some real results in your child, without the stress of an expensive alternative. We are thrilled to use ABCMouse in our daily curriculum, but did you know you can use it at home too? Here’s some details you need to know about using ABCmouse at home.

What is ABCmouse?

ABCmouse is an online early learning program developed by the team at Age of Learning Inc. For the Millennial parents out there, you may have used programs such as Jumpstart while growing up to learn multiplication and other key skills while advancing through grade school. Simply put, ABCmouse is a modern preschool equivalent of that, for ages 2-8. According to their website, ABCmouse “offers a depth and breadth of educational content for young learners never before seen in one location, with more than 9,000 individual learning activities and more than 850 lesson plans.”

How much does it cost?

One of the really cool things about ABCmouse is that it includes a 30-day free trial, so you can see how your child improves over the course of a month before committing to the billing cycle. Even then, the online program is relatively inexpensive. Billing plans start as low as $9.95 per month, and if you choose to go for an annual membership, the site is currently running a 49% off promotion.

The program is subscription-based in order to keep it completely child-safe. Many free websites must include links and advertisements that can steer your child away from their learning and to sites that may not be safe or appropriate. ABCmouse includes no ads or pop-ups and has the strength to guarantee your child’s information is safe and secure. Furthermore, you can cancel your subscription at any time.

Helpful tips

ABCmouse is available as an internet program for both PC and Mac (Windows 7 or later and OSX 10.7 or later), but did you know that you can also bring the program with you on the go? For mobile devices, such as tablets and smartphones, if you are already an ABCmouse subscriber, just download the app from your device’s app store, then log in using your e-mail address and password. Mobile devices must have iOS 5.1.1 or later or Android OS 4.4.x or later.

Use the resources at hand to customize a curriculum for your child. ABCmouse has over 9,000 individual learning activities in a range of subjects, so be sure to spend some time with your child on the program and help steer them to the activities that will benefit them the most.

Finally, be sure to trust the process. ABCmouse has won a number of accolades, including the Mom’s Choice GOLD Award, Teachers’ Choice Award and Parents’ Choice GOLD Award. With a program like this, it’s easy to give your preschooler the leg up on their education!

Want to learn more about Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Wake Forest located in Wake Forest, North Carolina? Our mission is to provide secure, nurturing, and educational environments for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years. We help children to bloom into responsible, considerate, and contributing members of society. For more information, give us a call or stop by for a tour! We’d love to get to know you and your family.