School may be closed but your child can still learn with 49% off ABC Mouse

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Your kids may have been sent home from school thanks to the coronavirus crisis, but that doesn't mean the learning has to stop. You can keep the minds of your little ones engaged at home with 49% off a year's subscription to ABC Mouse. That drops its price down to just $59.95. It usually goes for nearer $120 making now the perfect time to sign up. We don't know exactly how long the schools will remain shut for, so it's worth having plenty of activities for your kids to enjoy and learn from while they are at home.

So, what is ABC Mouse? It's an "Early Learning Academy" that is perfect for kids from as young as 2 years old up through the 2nd grade. It features 850 lessons and over 9,000 different activities across 10 levels. There's a step-by-step learning path that guides kids through the ABC Mouse curriculum and rewards them for completing each lesson.

Tasks can include reading books, playing interactive games, completing puzzles, 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. The best part is that you can access ABC Mouse's content pretty much everywhere, from your Windows PC or Surface to your phone and tablet.

As the parent, you'll be able to see exactly how well your child is progressing both in terms of subject matter and academic level. If there's an area they are excelling in, you can step up the difficulty and really stretch them. Conversely, if they are struggling then you'll easily be able to see what the problem areas are and focus on them.

While the site is designed for children from ages 2 to 8, ABC Mouse runs more targeted sites for advanced learners as well in the form of Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ. Adventure Academy is a better resource for older children and intended for those in 3rd grade through 8th grade. Sister-site Reading IQ, as the name suggests, is focused on children trying to improve their reading skills and supports reading levels from preschool children to those in the 6th grade.

If you're not sure you want to commit a whole year just yet, there's a free trial there so you can get ABC Mouse for free to see what it's all about.

Adam Oram

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.