Choosing the perfect way to add digital learning activities into your routine that will actually benefit your preschooler, and even bigger kid, academically as well as socially and emotionally is not always easy. Not all online learning is created the same, and there are options out there that do not include any actual learning at all. This is why it is so important to research every single online game and app that your little one asks you to download.
This is also why depending on a kid-loved and parent-approved learning program from LeapFrog is the way to go when it comes to allowing safe online learning for your 3-6-year-old!
Learning with LeapFrog Academy!
You won't be able to get your child to stop playing and learning once they’re logged in to LeapFrog AcademyTM!
LeapFrog Academy is an interactive learning program for children 3-6 years old that guides kids through more than 2,000 games, eBooks, activities, and more that they can play on a variety of devices. These Learning Adventures prepare kids for the classroom with a preschool through first grade curriculum that includes activities in fundamental subjects such as math, reading and science along with problem solving, creativity and social-emotional skills.
Getting your child's online account set up takes no time at all. Log in to your parent dashboard to add a child profile. The great part about setting up your child's account is that you can choose the learning level that your child starts out with.
After that, it's time to play and learn!
How it works:
Simply click to login and play! Preschoolers, kindergarteners, and first graders will be able to quickly pick up how the Learning Adventures work as they are guided through the steps of each activity. Choose between books, games, music, art, puzzles, videos, and favorites. Within each of these activity categories, there are fun topics to pick from that include: reading & writing, math, science & the world, creativity, feelings & health, and problem solving. The activities and learning choices are endless and go beyond the basic alphabet and numbers work.
When your child plays a game or activity that he or she loves, he or she may add it to his or her favorites list by clicking the red heart. This way the activity is always easy to find and play again!
LeapFrog AcademyTM encourages success while giving children the opportunity to gain confidence. This will not only benefit your child at school in the future, but also at home!
Enhance learning at home & on the go:
Independent work - Looking for a way to get the laundry folded, finish up an online meeting for work, or simply drink a few sips of coffee while it's still hot? While your child plays and learns independently (yes, actually independently!), you will be able to get things done too!
Use during quiet time - This is one way to encourage quiet time in the afternoon when your preschooler stops napping that includes engaged learning. Set up your preschooler on a device in a comfy spot to listen to eBooks, make music, play games, or get creative!
Display the certificates - Tangible prizes are even more exciting than the online version. Each time your preschooler earns a certificate on LeapFrog AcademyTM, print it out and hang it on the refrigerator! This will allow your child to show others how proud he or she is of his or her accomplishments.
Perfect car toy - You already own the device needed to play LeapFrog AcademyTM, so taking it on the go is easy to do. If Wi-Fi is an issue, some games can be downloaded to the device before heading out the door. This makes sitting in a school car line or waiting for an older sibling's sports practice to end, just a little bit easier!
What is NOT included:
No in-app purchases - We have all heard the horror stories about the thousands of dollars that little kids have ended up spending on in-app purchases without realizing it. This will not happen with LeapFrog AcademyTM. There are no ads or in-app purchases of any kind. This is another reason that all LeapFrog® products come highly recommended because parents can trust that they are safe for their children.
No overstimulating graphics, sounds, and fonts - LeapFrog® wins at creating kid-friendly products and has done an outstanding job at making sure that LeapFrog Academy is developmentally appropriate and engaging without going over the top.
Still Not Quite Sure?
You will want to check out LeapFrog AcademyTM for your preschooler, kindergartner, or first grader!
To help parents enhance learning at home, LeapFrog® is offering an extended free trial, from one to two months. This is the time to try out the learning program to see if your child loves it as much as everyone else. When you confirm that a subscription is the way to go, to keep the learning happening in your house, it's easy to continue on after the trial ends.
Nicole Franklin is a former kindergarten teacher who now uses her Early Childhood Education Degree in her preschool classroom. She is the creator of the blog, Modern Preschool, where she shares hands-on learning activities for teachers and parents to use with their preschoolers and kindergarteners.