Of all the things we homeschool parents teach our children, there is nothing that will make or break their future quite like the 3 Rs.
Sure, it’s helpful for them to have the ability to locate their city on a map and to know the difference between solids, liquids, and gases, but when it comes down to it, reading, writing, and arithmetic really are the foundation that all other learning is based upon. Without these three skills, learning just about anything else would be practically impossible.
They’re that important.
As a relaxed homeschooler, I tend to focus on these areas more than any other- especially in the formative years. What I’ve found, however, is that sometimes doing the same thing day in and day out can get monotonous for my kids at times. Add to that the fact that one of my children deals with fine motor issues, and there can be no doubt that too much writing will not make for a happy homeschool.
(Disclaimer- I received this product for free and was compensated for writing an honest review of this product. All opinions are entirely my own)
Then we came across the Nessy Parent Pack by Nessy Learning.
For those of you who are familiar with my blog, you might remember that I posted a review of Nessy Reading and Spelling a couple of months back. As much as I absolutely loved that product, I was elated to find out about the Nessy Parent Pack.
Let me tell you why.
What is the Nessy Parent Pack?
The Nessy Parent Pack by Nessy Learning is a fun-filled, colorful, and interactive collection of learning games to help children with:
- Writing (Writing Beach)
- Reading (Nessy Reading and Spelling)
- Spelling (Nessy Reading and Spelling)
- Math (Nessy Numbers)
- Dyslexia (Yeti Mountain) (Nessy Learning has generously provided a free copy of the Dyslexia Explained eBook. Follow the link to download your free copy today!)
Each of these games contains a collection of mini-games, videos, and printable worksheets for your child to hone their skills in a way that excites them and keeps them engaged.
In addition to these, the Nessy Parent Pack also includes Monkey Town, a section for your children to cash in all of the coins that they earn while playing the other individual games. Monkey Town includes fun little activities, a Monkey Makeover Station, and even a “restroom” for your child’s Nessy monkey character.
Are there benefits to online learning like this?
I’m not going to deny that I’ve got a slight aversion to technology, so allowing my kids to learn online is huge for me. It’s taken me some time to accept the fact that this is the 21st century, and kids just do things differently now than was I was a child.
Nessy Learning has opened my eyes to the value that screen technology does hold for developing kids. Need proof? Here is my 4 year old spelling- yes, spelling!
Not only is this program effective, but my kids absolutely love it! Between the comical animation, entertaining (but informative) videos, and creative games, my kids honestly can’t get enough of it. They can’t get enough of learning. Even my older kids have been after me to let them get in on the Nessy action, too.
I’d like to add this one caveat- don’t discount Yeti Mountain simply because your child is not dyslexic. Yeti Mountain is an amazing way for any child to work on spelling and memory skills.
And I have to admit that those yetis are pretty darn cute.
As for me? I love that it introduces and reinforces skills like letter sounds, spelling, punctuation, multiplication, memory work, and capitalization. Just today I heard my 6 year old daughter correcting her 9 year old brother on a multiplication problem that she learned from Nessy Numbers. He may not have been too happy about it, but I was ecstatic!
If you’ve been shopping around for a supplemental language arts or math program for your homeschool, I urge you to check into the Nessy Parent Pack.
You may just find that learning may never look the same again.
Good news! Nessy Learning is offering 15% off the Nessy Parent Pack and Nessy Reading and Spelling through October 16, 2017 with these codes:
Nessy Parent Pack– PPBLOG15
Nessy Reading and Spelling– NRSBLOG15
Note: Anyone purchasing the monthly subscription with a discount code will receive a discount only on the first month. All subsequent months will be at the regular monthly rate. Thus the best deal is to use the discount code with the year long license.
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