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abcmouse.com 1 Year Subscription Giveaway!

If you're not already familiar with abcmouse.com, an excellent on-line learning program for kids ages 2-6, let me tell you a little bit about this program.

This amazing website is specifically designed for children ages 2-6 and offers lessons in reading, math, the world around us, MUSIC! (loved this section---one of it's features is a virtual keyboard that the child can click on and it plays that note), library, puzzles, games and art. It also has printables and has a total of over 2,000 learning activities. "Each subject is taught through books, games, songs, puzzles, art and printables that will keep children engaged and motivated while learning!" (taken from abcmouse.com)


From an educator's point of view, (I'm a former preschool and 1st grade teacher and a current homeschooling mom) I think it's important to note that language, for example, "can be learned a multitude of ways, like casual conversation, songs, rhymes, reading, music, story telling and much more. Early stimulation sets the stage for how children will learn and interact with others throughout life. If a child receives little stimulation early on, the synapses will not develop, and the brain will make fewer connections." (taken from The University of Maine)

This on-line program can help set a great learning foundation for your child. Although nothing can replace personal interaction with my children, I do like that they can spend some safe time on the computer developing computer skills, along with gaining many other learning advantages. I'd rather have my child spend an hour on abcmouse.com than an hour watching television any day!

Also, I love that each child has their own customizable avatar which is located on the side of the screen. Each child's avatar is visible at all times (once logged in) which makes it much easier to switch sessions between children rather than having to invividually type a log in (which can be time consuming for a busy mom--this is from personal experience!)
Another great feature is that there are no pop-up ads, no advertising and no external links. I feel great knowing that my child cannot click on other links outside of this program once we are logged in.

If you want to check out some of their free samples go here.

Honestly, this is by far my favorite on-line learning program that I have come across.
AND...this company is so generous that they are giving away a no-strings-attached free one year subscription to abcmouse.com!

Please leave a separate comment for each entry as it will increase your chances of winning. And, as usual, if you already follow, like or receive e-mails, just let me know and I'll still count you in!
  1. Follow Purposeful Homemaking.
  2. Like Purposeful Homemaking on Facebook.
  3. Sign up for Purposeful Homemaking e-mails.
  4. Check out abcmouse's free sample page and tell me what you liked most.
Giveaway ends at midnight on August 24, 2011.

**I was not paid to write this post. The opinions expressed are my own.

74 comments:

bUrMaN's said...

I am so glad you posted the blog on ABCmouse.com I was going to use starfall phonics with Alyssa this fall- but this program is incredible! I really like the music section on it, too! Thanks again for your time and thoughts you put into your blog!!

mnbridwell said...

My child loves ABCmouse.com. She loves the stories on site and will play it over and over again. She also loves the different places that you can go to like the zoo or the farm. Thanks for your blog Becky :)

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bUrMaN's said...

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bUrMaN's said...

I really like abcmouse.com free sample page I checked it our and if I don't win it for free- I going to buy a year subscription for Alyssa! Lots of great printables and games for young kids!

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Swinging On Small Hinges said...

My daughter would love any of the music stuff! I've never heard of abc mouse...I'm going to have to play on there a bit more!
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Debra said...

Love the songs on the abcmouse site.

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I like the free printables they have! I couldn't get the other samples to work for me. Maybe my computer is being whacky right now.

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Kristina said...

I like that it has music. This would be perfect for my 4 yr old.


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Gale said...

I liked the Elephant Puzzle.

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My favorite thing on the sample page is the Fish Food Alphabet game.

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