Our latest product review for The Old Schoolhouse is Big IQ Kids. I had never heard of BIG IQ Kids until just a few weeks ago. Now, I'm wondering how we ever survived without it! I am, however, getting a little tired of my kids only wanting to work on Big IQ Kids!! I'd like to tell you about this web-based program that encompasses math, spelling, vocabulary, and states.
We were given a one year, full premium membership to all areas of the site. You can use certain areas of the site for free, but if you want your students' progress tracked or for them to have the option of advancing once they master a concept, then you should go for the paid version. The paid version also allows your children to customize their "buddies" and have full access to the games (and the games are a HIT!) For pricing options, click here. I was going to attempt to explain it all to you, but Big IQ offers a nice chart on their site, so check it out.
Each of my children were provided with their own login and password and were given the opportunity to create their own "buddy". I made Big IQ Kids a bookmark in our browser, so any time it was computer time they could easily click on the bookmark and get to work. I new they would never be off task because: a) they liked the program so much they stuck with it, and b) progress reports were mailed to me and I could check them online as well.