|It’s that time of year again. Just after the youngsters are back in school, it’s time for another Big IQ Kids Premium Package giveaway!
Big IQ Kids is an online interactive site that helps children, grades K-8, develop independent learning skills in Spelling, Math, U.S. Geography, and Vocabulary.
This is the 5th year that I’ve been using Big IQ Kids, along with our regular homeschool curriculum. I’m particularly partial to the Spelling and Math programs.
Over the years, I’ve changed our curriculum to suit my kids needs (and my own sanity), but the one constant has been Big IQ Kids. I’m able to modify the spelling lessons with the actual spelling words that my kids are learning for that week. This has been terrific reinforcement when it comes time for testing. My girls (5th and 3rd grade) do a spelling lesson each day on line. They earn “game coins” to be used for the Big IQ Kids game section after they have completed their work each day.
And truth be told, I have been known to confiscate a game coin or two to play as well. The games are awesome.
This is what Emme’s Spelling page looks like. And she created her own Big IQ Buddy in the right margin using some of her game coins.
I have also relied heavily on the Big IQ Math Program to help Emme with her multiplication facts. I thought we both were going to land in therapy over multiplication. So, I simply modified her Math page to work on multiplication facts, and we systematically worked on one number a week, until she could get through all 20 multiplication problems with no errors.
And because multiplication is SO EASILY FORGOTTEN (as I will testify to every time I go in search of my calculator), we’ve continued to do a random multiplication review every day that we homeschool. This could not be simpler to modify within the Big IQ Kids Math Program. And people, the child can now multiply. Saving me many thousands of dollars in psychotherapy sessions.
We are using the curriculum, My Father’s World – Exploring Countries & Cultures. There is a heavy emphasis on geography, and when we recently did a two week study on the United States, I was amazed how much my children already knew because of the Big IQ Kids U.S. Geography program. If you are using My Father’s World – Adventures in My Father’s World (the study on the United States), you would love the Big IQ Kids Geography Program.
I cannot begin to tell you how much this program has helped us with our schooling. I know of families that use it with their traditionally school kids to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom.
They’ve also added a new Family Spelling Game, which is great fun, especially if your family has a rather competitive spirit, like mine! And if you think I’m totally cheating because, well, you know, COLLEGE, you would be wrong. There is a leveling mechanism that allows a certain fiercely competitive 3rd grader to compete with her Spelling Bee Winner mother.
To celebrate back-to-school, Big IQ Kids is letting me giveaway a one full year Premium Bundle Package, which includes all 4 Programs – Spelling, Math, Vocabulary, and U.S. Geography (a value of $99.99) And psst, they are offering a Back to School Promotion for $89.99 for 12 months for all 4 programs.
All you have to do to win is head over to the Big IQ Kids website, and poke around a little. You can create a free account to get a sample of what Big IQ Kids has to offer.
Come back here and leave a comment on this post telling me which program you think your child would benefit the most from?
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