Friday, March 25, 2011

Big IQ Kids ~ A Review

Big IQ Kids Big IQ Kids is an award-winning online educational program for kiddos from K-8th grade.  Big IQ Kids offers both free and premium {paid} programs in four different subjects: spelling, vocabulary, math, and U.S. States

According to the Big IQ Kids website: presents a unique learning method designed to help each child develop the skills needed to perform to his/her full potential. Our award winning programs are designed for students in grades K-8 and promote spelling efficiency, vocabulary building, math fact mastery and US geography knowledge via multimedia reinforcement and independent learning. We offer both FREE spelling, math, vocabulary, U.S. states and spelling game programs.


We received a free subscription to all four premium programs offered by Big IQ Kids for review purposes.

How It Works

As I mentioned previously, Big IQ Kids offers four separate premium {paid}programs: spelling, vocabulary, math, and U.S. States.  You have the option of of signing up for any combination of the four programs on the Big IQ Kids website.

When you register your kiddo on Big IQ Kids, you are asked to complete a member information section.  Here you provide information about your child’s age and grade level.  Big IQ Kids uses this information to determine which level of each program to use with your child; if you decide you don’t agree with the level assigned to your child it is very easy to adjust.

Each lesson takes between 5-15 minutes to complete and can be done independently by your K to 8th grade kiddos.  Each Big IQ Kids program has a “teacher” who gives audible instructions to your kiddo, including giving the spelling words and sentences for the spelling tests :). 

Your kiddo will earn a game point for each lesson that they complete {you can modify this if you would like}.  They can use their game tokens to play games on the Big IQ Kids game page…they can choose over 35 “strategy and educational games”. 

Big IQ Kids makes it very easy for you to modify the content of the math, vocabulary, and spelling lessons to fit what your kiddos are learning in your homeschool.  I was able to quickly and easily adjust the spelling words in my dd7’s spelling program so that they matched the words from her spelling curriculum.

Big IQ Kids keeps you informed by sending emails whenever your child shows mastery of a topic and is moved up to the  next level, or if they need extra help on a particular topic. 

It is also very easy to check your child’s progress in each of the programs.  There is a progress reports button on the bottom of each program intro page.  By clicking on this button you will be taken to a page where you can view information about the lessons your kiddo has completed in that particular program.

The intro page also contains a member information button that takes you to a page where you can adjust grade level settings for your kiddos and a modify lesson button that takes you to a page where you can customize what your kiddos are learning/practicing in their lessons.

You can read more about how Big IQ Kids works on this page.

I have been using Big IQ Kids as a fun “homework” assignment for my 9yo and 7yo after they complete their regular schoolwork.  Both of my school age kiddos {3rd grade & 1st grade} have been spending about 20 minutes per day on Big IQ Kids, after their schoolwork is completed.  They each complete about two to three Big IQ Kids program lessons in that time.

Our Assessment

Mom ~ My favorite feature of Big IQ Kids is the adaptability of the program.  With a couple clicks I am able to modify my kiddos’ Big IQ Kids lessons to match what they’re currently learning in our homeschool lessons.

Ds9 ~ “I think Big IQ Kids is fun.  My favorite programs to do are U.S. States and vocabulary.”

Dd7 ~ “Big IQ Kids is fun and I really like it.  I like the U.S. States program the best.”

More Information

Big IQ Kids provides six compelling reasons why is the “best e-learning site for kids” on this page

Big IQ Kids offers both free programs and premium programs {available with a paid subscription}.  You can purchase a premium subscription to any combination of programs {i.e. just spelling, or spelling and math, or all four}.

A premium subscription to all four programs is $19.99 per month or $99.99 per year.  Premium subscriptions to individual programs vary, you can see the prices here.

Read more about the difference between the free programs and premium programs here.

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I received a free premium subscription from Big IQ Kids in order to provide an honest review of my experience with this product.  I did not receive any further compensation for my review.



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