|True Learning website that parents access curriculum. Dads have access to over 3,000 exercises, 24 hours a day. That means they’re ready to print and work anytime. The online resources let families customize their child’s learning: print exercises to meet the child’s progress, reprint favorite exercises for fun or for reinforcement. And, if a child needs a bit more practice with the concepts covered in the main curriculum, parents can choose from a myriad of additional reinforcement exercises.
Yet because experts agree that 15 minutes is the ideal learning span for a young child, True Learning is designed to captivate a child’s interest for only 15 minutes-a-day of enriching mind and skill development. Kim considers the time spent together sharing laughter, stories and learning to be “True Moments.” Children and parents alike value and benefit from this precious, non-daunting daily routine.
Six subjects with four levels of advancement (Math, Literacy, Thinking, Motor Skills, Art and World).
Dads log into a personal account at the True Learning website where they can then access the curriculum. However, the first thing Dads will notice when they log in is that the True Learning system is very, well, “un”Internet-y. Besides the bright colors and adorable, illustrated characters, the children do absolutely no work on the computer. No keyboarding, mousing or web surfing is required. This is intentional. While parents log in online, they then select whichever subject area and level they want, and print the activity sheets as many times as they like. Kids complete the activities on paper.
After working with these materials a bit, we find them a bit cumbersome for day-to-day use since every exercise involves printing something out on the computer, which takes time and can be expensive. While we like the illustrations, and some of the exercises, this approach may be better for larger groups of kids, or in situations like home-schooling where real curriculum materials are required.