Engage your child while schools are closed with 49% off a year of ABC Mouse

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Schools are closed! Children are home! Chaos is rampant! But it doesn't have to be. Keep your child's mind occupied and learning even while you're in self-isolation thanks to the coronavirus. Grab 49% off a full year subscription to ABC Mouse. The annual subscription normally costs closer to $120, but right now you can get it for $59.95. If you aren't sure about paying for the service just yet, you can get the first 30 days for free with a trial. That's plenty of time to mess around with the site, see how it engages your young child, and then decide whether or not to invest in more.

Start with the 30-day free trial. Then get a year for $60. ABC Mouse has games and activities for children from ages 2 to 8. Use it on computers or mobile devices. Has a progressive learning system with rewards and more than 9,000 activities.

ABC Mouse calls itself an "Early Learning Academy," and it's designed with 850 lessons and more than 9,000 different activities to help keep your child's attention and teach new things. Your kids will be given a wide variety of things to do like reading books, painting pictures, listening to music, and more. They can explore different locations like zoos and farms, and the whole time the website uses different reward systems and learning paths to guide them along to newer and more advanced activities.

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While it does follow a set ciriculum, there's nothing stopping you from customizing it or letting your child explore out of sequence. The website will track everything and show you the results. If your kid is excelling in one place, maybe you try out some harder lessons. If they are struggling, maybe you look for a different activity teaching a similar lesson.

The great part about ABC Mouse is that it's not restrcited to just a computer. Download the app on your smartphone or tablet and your kid can continue learning even in the car or while you're scrounging the world for the last remaining toilet paper. If you don't have a laptop for your kid, try getting a Chromebook. They can run ABC Mouse and are designed to be inexpensive learning tools themselves. The site is designed for children from ages 2 to 8, and ABC Mouse runs more targeted sites for advanced learners as well. Check out Adventure Academy or ReadingIQ for older children.

John Levite
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