TestingMom.com cuts the cost of expensive tutoring programs
My daughter recently turned four. She’s attended part-time school for almost a school year, and is a very talkative, inquisitive child. She will start full-time school in the fall, so I want to make sure she has a wide range of skills (and familiarity with certain subjects) before then. Because she loves electronics (which we try to use sparingly and mainly as a treat), I recently used it as an opportunity to see how she would do with some learning games on the educational website TestingMom.com.
We first used TestingMom.com on my laptop, so she had to learn how to use the touchpad. That’s a lesson in itself, and after we got over that hump, we jumped into one of the age and grade appropriate programs. The program we chose was categorized into different subjects, such as: reading, math, visual, thinking, etc. I noticed (and tried not to influence) her preferred subjects and took mental notes of which ones we needed to work on. She loved the encouragement and personalization of the program. I liked the “tips for parents” section.
So much has changed since I was in school! The questions on TestingMom.com are worded and set-up similar to tests your children would take in school. It was interesting to see my child struggle with some of the wording and presentation since it was her first time seeing anything like it. After taking a few of the fun tests exercises online, I have to agree with the reviews on TestingMom.com – familiarity with the content and presentation makes for better test scores and critical thinking skills. She got better with each module the longer she played.
I’m hoping by introducing my daughter to relevant material such as the lessons on TestingMom.com, my daughter can be a success story, make me a more knowledgable parent, and help me save money by tutoring her through this program!
P.S. TestingMom.com also works well on the iPad!
TestingMom.com is an online educational program that’s designed by parents to help other parents and their kids aged Pre-K through 8th grade develop a lifelong love of learning. The site features fun skill-building games, challenging learning activities and test prep materials for all 50 states (including state standards and Common Core). Parents can customize each child’s program by choosing practice questions for state standard, Common Core and IQ tests, assessments required for entry into gifted and talented programs as well as testing required for private school admissions.
Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by TestingMom.com The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.