I love it when I can harness my children’s love for technology with a learning program that they also love. Like most kids my kids really enjoy technology. Give them a smart phone, tablet, computer and they are happy to explore for hours if I will let them. That’s why I’m so glad for resources like ABCMouse.com. It’s easy to make learning fun with ABC Mouse! My kids will happily ask to do school just so that they can get on the computer and fills that need perfectly. So today, I’m sharing the reasons that my kids love ABCMouse.
We just recently started using the program, but if the short time that we have been using it is any indication, my kids will be fighting me for computer time for the foreseeable future!
Reasons My Kids Love ABCMouse.com
The avatar– One of my daughters would customize avatars all day long if she could. She loves trying out all the different combinations to find the perfect “look”.
The hamster– They get to pick their own hamster, give him a name and then he joins them for activities throughout the program including for problem-solving games like building a hamster tunnel.
The songs– My special needs preschooler loves watching the songs and dancing along. She’s not ready to read yet, but ABCMouse supports that by highlighting the words on the screen as they are sung.
The stories– They love listening to the stories (and I enjoy the opportunity to let someone else read for a while…)
The games– Such a great variety of games. I was worried that using a computer program would be too complex for my special needs 5 year old (who is on a 2-3 year old cognitive level), but the toddler program fits her perfectly. She gets to learn to use the mouse as the games automatically complete actions once she has clicked on them. She loves hearing them say the letters, I love that she gets even more exposure to skills that we have been focusing on.
There really are so many reasons to love ABCMouse.com!
I know that you will love it as much as we do!