More than 1 million kids are now out of school because of COVID-19, and parents are quickly learning that teachers should be paid no less than $1,000 an hour.
There is good news: Kids can learn while also engaging in some fun activities! Age of Learning, an online learning resource, is offering its services free of charge to the schools and families that have been impacted. It will also make its resources available abroad through UNICEF.
Age of Learning works by teaching kids through fun activities and games, so kids might actually ask to study (we can dream).
Schools and school districts that have closed — or will close soon — can complete this form to get more information on how to receive free access to the company’s three platforms: ABCmouse.com, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ. Families can also access the Adventure Academy and ABCmouse for a free 30-day trial. Learn more about each of the programs below.
ABCmouse teaches reading, math, science, art, and colors through innovative games for kids ages 2-8 years old. There are more than 850 lessons to keep kids occupied and entertained while they aren’t in school. Parents can read our review here!
Kids ages 8-13 years old can log into Adventure Academy for fun lessons on math, language arts, science, and social studies. They can customize their characters just like a non-educational video game but also learn about important topics, such as fractions and ecosystems.
Reading IQ offers kids younger than 12 the chance to fit an entire library in their pocket. It gives access to books with a range from pre-readers to independent and Spanish readers. Kids can listen to more than 700 titles that are read aloud for listening comprehension.