Friday, March 25, 2011

BigIQKids Review

I have to tell you about a very neat educational website that I am loving!  Why?  Well, because they have fun programs for spelling, math, vocabulary, AND the U.S. states...all in one place. 

BigIQKids basically turns your computer into an online learning academy, where your children can log on to complete daily, fun and interactive lessons. 

One wonderful feature of each one of these programs is that they all can be used for FREE!  Now you can purchase a premium membership for each one, and there are several advantages of paying for a premium membership:

* You can monitor the progress of your child and advance them only when mastery of the subject material has been achieved.

* Their progress is tracked and saved, problem areas are identified, and these are reported to the parents via email.

* They are offered customized "buddies", full game page access, and the ability to save game coins and game high scores.

* The premium programs also have very limited advertisements and no ads during the lessons.

Spelling Program:  Each spelling lesson has five steps:  Intro Lesson, Robot Practice, Spelling Bee or Word Scramble, Pop Quiz, and Spelling Test.  Lessons can be modified by selecting the appropriate grade, choosing one of many preset lists of words (over 40,000), or by creating your own list of words.  I love how each lesson can be modified!!

Math:  Math lessons can also be modified.  You choose problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and they can be customized to use any number or number of digits you would like.  You can then choose the daily number of problems to give your child and whether or not you want a clock visible during the lesson.

Vocabulary:  This is similar to spelling in that it has five steps:  Intro Lesson, Matching, Definition Lesson, Your Pick, and Test.  Again, the lessons can be modified by selecting the appropriate grade, choosing one of many preset lists of words, or by creating your own list of words. 

U.S. States:  This is my daughter's favorite section.  You start with an Interactive Map where you can choose the state you would like to learn about (once you have picked a state, it will be checked off next time you view the map).  You are given several facts about the state and then a comprehension question before you move on. The next four steps include: State Location, State Spelling, State Capitols, and State Abbreviation. 

There is also a FREE Spelling Bee and Spelling Game, FREE Vocabulary Game, FREE Vowel Program, and an E-book Series.

Another great feature of the programs is that when you complete each step you get a coin to use to play a game.  The advantage with the Premium Membership is that you can save them for later, instead of using them right away.

My Thoughts:  As I said before, I love BigIQKids.  We have used the free programs in the past, mainly the Spelling Bee.  They offer a wide variety and I like how each program can be customized to your child and their level.  I also like how you can save coins with the premium membership so they can wait to play the games until a later time. 

Thoughts of a 7-Year Old:  I like BigIQKids' U.S. States because it's fun and simple. Every time you complete something, you earn a game coin. A game coin lets you play on the Game Menu. The other programs are good too, but my favorite is U.S. States!     

Find Out More:  All programs on BigIQKids are FREE but you have the option to purchase Premium Memberships.  Prices start at $7.99 a month for the individual programs and $19.99 for the package of four programs and go up from there.  You can see more about pricing here

My Crewmates are also reviewing BigIQKids, so you can check out what they think HERE.

Disclosure: This product was given to Our Homeschool Reviews for free for review purposes, and I do not have to return the product to the vendor. I have received no compensation from it and all opinions and experiences within this review are my own.




My students love BigIQkids ... great review, thanks!

Our Homeschool Reviews

You are so welcome! We enjoyed it!

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