My kids love using electronics, and while we limit the amount of time they use their tablets and computer as well as watch television and movies, when it comes to using electronics for extra learning practice, I am much more lenient. I think good computer games and learning programs are great ways for the them to play without realizing they are learning in the process! Essential Skills Advantage Complete Home Learning Suite is a great addition to our family’s online learning options.
The Complete Home Learning Suite is an online subscription for students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. The online learning supplement includes over 14,000 programs giving you many options for your children. The range of subjects include reading, spelling, language arts, math, geography and science.
The lessons are short and interactive, keeping their attention and making them think.
My kids enjoyed playing the geography, math and science games in particular. The online program was easy for them to navigate and follow the instructions. This is something very important to me as I try to use the extra practice while I am working with the other child. The less questions I have to answer while trying to focus on the subject and other child, the better. The Complete Home Learning Suite worked very well at keeping them on task and with very few questions.
The geography section was a favorite of both kiddos. They focused in on the map and globe skills and I was impressed by what they knew and could figure out. I liked that it went deeper into their map skills and went through vocab, symbols, key points on a map, types of maps and more. Each lesson built on the previous one, so it started off easy and got harder as they progressed. This kept them from getting frustrated which was encouraging to them.
They used the math section for extra practice on addition, pattern practice, money and more. Any extra math practice is good in my books! The lessons were fun enough to keep them interested for a few lessons before they asked to do the other subjects. So it was helpful but I wish it would have kept them more interested.
The kids chose to do a bit of the science section too. They enjoyed these, but it was a bit more challenging for them. They still had fun while learning which is always a good thing when it comes to learning.
After they had completed their lessons, they are recorded for easy viewing of their progress. I loved that I could click a button and see the lessons they had completed in detail so I had a better understanding of what they were struggling and excelling with.
I think the Essential Skills Advantage Complete Home Learning Suite is going to be a great extra activity, especially during the summer months. It is easy to use, fun and a great way to practice their skills throughout the year. The program is a nice way to break up the normal day to day activities. Not only is this a great program for homeschoolers, but grade school parents could use it to add extra practice for their kids in a fun way.
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