K5: Online Enrichment Program

K5learning.com, an online reading and math program, recently offered me a trial of their site.  Past reviews from parents and educators were overwhelmingly positive so I decided to give it a shot.

While there are plenty of online learning programs out there, this one is designed to have real educational value and can be used as a summer or after school supplement.


The personalized lessons are animated (with a character that your child can design to look like themselves),  interactive and easy enough for a 5 year old to navigate. The tutorials are read aloud so kids can easily follow along and contain a tutorial, practice, and a quiz which are then kept track of.  Lessons include reading, spelling, math and math facts. 

The National Parenting Center has awarded K5 their 2012 Seal of Approval and the Parent's Choice Foundation which gave them the 2012 Parent's Choice Award as a top learning product.

The program costs $25/ month ($15 for additional children). There is also a 14 day free trial available that doesn't require an obligation or credit card number.