*I was provided access to the CHALK Preschool Online website to help facilitate this review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.
As a mom and former preK teacher, I am always looking for ways to encourage and engage my kids in learning, even the earliest of ages. That’s why I was thrilled when introduced to CHALK Preschool Online!
Chalk is a new online entertainment and educational subscription platform for children ages 18 months to 7 years. This caught my attention right away, as all three of my children land in this age range. Knowing that this is something that can help benefit them all is amazing! Chalk Online developed on the heals of the success of Chalk Preschools. Familiar with them? They are a group of high-quality educational brick and mortar locations within Chicago and Los Angeles. As children’s understanding of technology has exploded and the demand for exceptional wholesome children’s programming is at an all-time high, the founders realized the need for a fun, affordable and accessible digital learning environment.
What impresses me most is the time spent to create Chalk Online. The team spent nearly 3 years and almost 100 hours with children and teachers in their schools to create the Chalk experience at a fraction of the cost of their traditional program.
As I learned more about Chalk, I was eager to try it out with my own kids and excited to be given that opportunity.
When I got logged in, the first thing I noticed was how user-friendly the online format is! It’s easy to click around and find exactly what I’m looking for each time we use it. I have especially been enjoying using this with my five year old, as he is in Preschool half days and home the rest…so it gives me a great opportunity to work with him on everything from math to literacy and science!
I love that there are over 500 entertainment and learning videos offered, broken down into three main categories: Daily Lessons, CHALK-U Tainment, and Hand-On Activities. The daily lessons are fun, engaging and probably one of my favorite parts. Kaden gets to experiences many different subjects including literacy, math, as well as hands-on art, healthy cooking lessons, music and more!
He has started to show an interest in making words and sounding things out, so one of his favorite features is the Story Time under CHALK-U Tainment! He can following along as each word is highlighted and read to him. I love that it helps to teach literacy skills and makes it fun at the same time! Most of the time I don’t even think Kaden realizes he’s learning, he’s having so much fun!
We especially enjoy the printable pages, as Kaden is working on perfecting his letter writing skills before Kindergarten. What an amazing resource for parents!
I’ve also appreciated that there is even a fully-customizable playlist. This makes it possible for parents to focus on specific topics of interest or need. I love this, as it is a great feature to have for those who have children of various ages working with this fun, comprehensive curriculum. For Kaelyn and I can choose things like addition and subtraction, and with Caysen things like shapes and letters. It’s a perfect supplement to preschool learning!
Overall I’ve been really impressed with CHALK Preschool Online and would highly recommend checking it out as a supplement to preschool learning. It’s packed full of fun and learning…all for just $11.95 per month!
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