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An educational website with activities to keep children engaged while they learn

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With many educational programs and apps available for preschoolers, how do you know which ones are worth your time? Our review of is based on user experience, expert opinion, industry awards, and our own independent assessment of the site. We think, a subscription-based educational website for children ages 2 through 8, has value for little learners thanks to its more than 10,000 activities in reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music.

Company Overview

With, you can choose a learning path for your child based on age and academic ability. The California-based Age of Learning firm behind the website offers an Early Learning Academy that presents a full online curriculum for pre-K, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.

There also other products, such as Adventure Academy, which are designed for older students.

The home base is the classroom, and from there, children learn about a variety of subjects through online books, games, songs, puzzles, online art projects, and printables that cover 10 levels. While there are learning paths that kids follow and work their way through, there are also sections on the site (including a farm and a zoo) where kids can play individual games and complete activities.

The site keeps track of what your child has completed, so you get a good feel for what they are learning. As a child completes an activity, they earn tickets they can redeem for virtual prizes.

Our Take is a good way to introduce a young child to using a computer. By following a learning path, a child will grow in confidence in using devices and with the subject material.

Not every activity is a game to play. Sometimes a child will simply listen to a song or nursery rhyme, or read along with a book. These types of activities keep the child engaged, but at the same time offer a bit of break as they play.

The lessons themselves are visually appealing and feature games and activities that are fun and absorbing. They get more challenging as a child moves along a path, helping to keep them interested.

Step-By-Step Learning

When you first start your child on, it can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many different things to choose from. Once you select an academic level that best matches your child's needs, your best bet is to start them on the Step-by-Step Learning Path, a series of lessons that gives an overview of all the subjects on the site.

Even the lesson path itself is a learning experience. It's set in different environments, so kids can learn about different animals and other natural phenomena unique to that part of the world. As your child moves along the lesson path, the activities switch from subject to subject and get more challenging. allows play and learning for up to three children on one account. They're prompted to create an avatar that represents them and then create a teacher for their classroom.

Final Verdict is a great virtual destination to visit with your child, especially if you want to take an active role in their learning process or even if you want to consider homeschooling options.

The subscription-based platform appears worth the investment, depending on your needs. You can pay $45 for a year all at once, which will automatically renew until you cancel, or choose monthly payments of $12.99 per month until canceled. There's also a 6-month option for $29.99 until canceled. It is ad-free and there are no links to third parties.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Grade Is ABCmouse for?

    The Age of Learning company offers different products for different ages. The ABCmouse lessons are designed for kids ages 2 through 8, and up to second grade. My Math Academy and ABCmouse English serve the same age group. Adventure Academy is a spinoff that serves kids ages 8 through 13, so roughly third through eighth grades.

  • Does ABCmouse Offer a Full Homeschool Curriculum?

    The company presents ABCmouse as an award-winning full curriculum option, with reading, math, science, social studies, and art programs. Some people who homeschool choose to use it as an adjunct to different lesson plans. Check with your own state's requirements to be sure your child's needs are met.

  • Is There a Community for New ABCmouse Members?

    Yes. The company recommends joining the New Member Orientation Facebook group for added support. You can ask questions, share feedback, and pick up tips and resources within the new member community.

  • Does ABCmouse Offer a Free Trial?

    Yes, the company provides a 30-day free trial period before you need to make a commitment. After that, you'll be billed at the monthly, short-term, or annual rate.


The Verywell Family review of is based on market research and interviews with industry experts. Use of the site was then evaluated by using a review account provided by the publisher. Verywell also relies on user reviews, product awards, and other information.

By Amanda Rock
Amanda Rock, mom of three, has spent more than a decade of her professional career writing and editing for parents and children.