K¹² is the leader in online education for kindergarten through highschool, and they now offer EmbarK¹² to prepare early learners, ages 3-5, for kindergarten.
To be honest, we’re not fans of rigorous preschool programs. My early childhood development studies and experience as a mother have shown me that children learn best through play, and I don’t think pushing children along too quickly does them any good. But at 4 years old, Sidney wants to do school like her sisters, and she also wants computer time just like them.
Enter EmbarK¹² Comprehensive.
This program offers 450+ online activities plus 750+ hands-on activities (and the books and materials needed for each) across 18 thematic units — like Changing Seasons, Family & Friends, and our current favorite, American Symbols & Holidays — and six subject areas.
The full program costs $286 for a 12-month subscription and all of the hands-on materials, or you can buy the online-only version for $59 for a 12-month subscription. But the books and materials are the best part, in my opinion.
After we unpacked the box of materials EmbarK¹² sent us to try, we found this great wooden crate at Walmart for all of Sidney’s “school stuff”. She loves pulling out learning activities throughout the day, and it makes it easy for me to find the supplies to go with the various activities that tie in with the theme of the day.
For example, we started the American Symbols & Holidays theme this week. First we read Mack Ate the Cake together (twice!). Then I printed out a birthday cake coloring page with candles for Sidney to color, cut and glue.
Then we hopped on the computer for some interactive activities. These aren’t the flashiest games on the internet, but I actually really appreciate that, as she doesn’t need any extra help getting addicted to technology, you know?
We looked at the calendar and found a months of the year song to sing. We looked for September 12th and added her birthday to the calendar. And then we added everybody else’s birthdays too.
We did a few more learning activities and then she had fun in the Build-a-Buddy workshop making her own crazy monster buddy.
I really love the simplicity and combination of online and offline activities in each module, and Sidney asks daily to “do school”, so I think it’s a hit with her too!
Take a look for your self: Discover the EmbarK¹² Kindergarten readiness programs by K12. Try a sample activity today.
EmbarK¹² Online Giveaway
This week, EmbarK¹² is giving one lucky Life Your Way reader a 12-month membership to EmbarK¹² Online: