Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Big IQ Kids

Big IQ Kids

BigIQkids presents a unique learning method designed to help each child develop the skills needed to perform to his/her full potential. Our award winning programs are designed for students in grades K-12 and promote spelling efficiency, vocabulary building, math fact mastery and US geography knowledge via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning. We offer Free and Premium spelling, math, vocabulary, U.S. states programs.

We did activities in all areas, but really focused on the spelling (4th grade level) as we could customize it with the spelling words my daughter had in her language arts program. I appreciated being able to do double duty, rather than having two complete sets of spelling words. She had a great time with all the activities she did and we both loved that you had to work to be able to play. She earned one game token for each lesson she completed. I was surprised by the number of game options available (3 pages!!!)…I think that kept the Principessa wanting to do more lessons. It is recommended to do one lesson a day in each category (spelling, vocabulary, math, & states), but I found my daughter wanted to do much more to earn more game coins.

The lessons are pretty short and most of the games were very short…I thought the length of both were pretty appropriate…and the lure of game coins keeps the program pretty self motivating.
I love that Big IQ kids has a free option, as well as a Premium option to choose from. With families on a tight budget, this is a great blessing and a wonderful way to enrich what your children are currently learning. Costs of premium memberships depends on which program you would like to add and the premium membership option adds nice benefits such as being able to monitor the progress of your child, being able to identify and target problem areas, parents are emailed progress reports (so you don’t have to figure out how to find that information on the site!), full game page access, limited advertising and the ability to customize a buddy, which my daughter loved more than I thought she would.

As we have 5 children needing to do schoolwork on ONE computer, it was a little tricky to find time to work this in…this is just the dynamics of our own family. Also, the robotic voice of the people guiding you through the lessons, is a little annoying…I don’t think my daughter minded this, but I really found it irritating.

Overall, I was very pleased with the lessons and the material covered. I loved the self motivating factor of the games. I thought the customer service team was very quick to answer the question I had about adding my kindergarten aged son. Even though I do not like to add many computer based programs, I loved this program and would encourage you to consider adding Big IQ Kids for your child/children.

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Disclaimer: I received two complimentary premium memberships for the purpose of writing a fair and honest review. I received no other compensation. All the opinions expressed are my own.

1 comment:

Debra said...

I think moms find that computer voice far more annoying than do the kids!

Mine wanted to do more than one lesson of each per day too... saving up for a massive game session most of the time.