Make Learning Fun with ABCMouse (Plus a Special Discount)

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For many school-age kids, summer vacation is here, which goes hand-in-hand with being outside 24/7, playing with friends, and the dreaded summer slide ("the tendency for students to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year"). While I am constantly reading to, crafting with, and taking taking my boys (ages 4 and 18 months) on little educational field trips around town, I still worry about my oldest losing his newfound writing skills over break, which is where the science behind ABCMouse comes in handy.

If you have a toddler or young child who has watched PBS Kids, Sprout, Disney, or Nickelodeon in the last year, there is a good chance that you are familiar with advertisements for an online, early learning academy called ABCMouse. Like most commercials and advertisements, I didn’t give this program a second thought… After all, how great could this online learning program be? Aren’t there a million others? What makes this one in particular so special?

Fellow parents: I cannot rave about this program enough.

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Starting from the time he was one, my husband and I were constantly working with our oldest on numbers and letters, so he was starting to get it/point to most of them on command, but adding ABCMouse into the mix after he turned two took it above and beyond! 

By creating fun games that go more in-depth than most parents think to go (there is an entire series on each letter, number, color, shape, etc.), ABCmouse is creating a safe and enjoyable learning experience for children and parents alike.

One of my favorite things about ABCmouse is their way of teaching through song — isn’t it amazing how much easier things are to remember when set to music? When I was in kindergarten, we learned a song about the continents that has always stuck with me, and now my two-year-old is learning catchy tune about the sound each letter makes, as well as classic children’s songs (I’m a Little Tea PotFive Little Monkeys, etc.). Another plus to using the program? It is a fantastic bribing tool! (“Jax, do you want to do ABCmouse? Okay, we can do it as soon as you take a bath!”)

Moms and dads: I truly cannot recommend this program enough. It’s affordable, educational, reinforces what you’re already teaching, and is a perfect way to either jump start your child’s education or keep it up during these hot summer months! 

Ready to start ABCMouse? Right now they are offering Side Hustle Mom readers one month FREE or 2 years for only $99 (a 49% savings)! Click here to get started.