I have slowly started letting my oldest son use the computer for educational purposes. He enjoys playing games and learning how to use it. We were very excited to review LearningPalette.com from Learning Wrap-Ups and get to practice math and reading skills!
What is LearningPalette.com?
LearningPalette.com is the online version of the Learning Palette. It covers both math and reading skills and up to five members of a household can use it. The subscription is $59.99.
The Learning Palette looks very similar to a painter’s palette. It includes several spots to drag the discs all around the circumference of the palette. All of the discs are removed to the side of the screen. A child works through different cards. For example, my son is only five years old, so we did the basic level in both math and reading. His first card was matching colors. He would look in the center of the palette and choose green. He would see the green paint can has the green disc with a hole in it beside it. So, he would click on that disc on the side of the screen and drag it to the green paintbrush. He would repeat it for each color.
Once he finished a card, he could immediately find out how he did. There are also progress reports that I could go back and check afterwards to see how he did.
How We Used LearningPalette.com
When we received our login information, I set up our account. I only had one student using the account at the time. I allowed him to use the computer a couple of times per week and he would usually complete one or two cards per sitting. My oldest is a kindergartner, so he really could only complete the basic level cards for now.
The are five levels in math not including the basic level, and it is designed for students in K-5th grade. There are currently three levels in reading not including the basic and it is designed for students in K-3rd grade.
How We Liked LearningPalette.com
When I first set up our account, I had a look around to see how the program worked. I was a little confused about where exactly to drag the discs. If you look above, you have to note the card in split in half, with the full discs matching the bottom half, and the discs with holes matching the top. I completely overlooked that. So, when my oldest began playing I simply pointed that out to him.
I was pleasantly surprised at how quickly he picked up on using the program. He breezed through it and completed several cards with very little help. He would actually ask to do it. Now, he’s a five year old boy with a short attention span, so he would only sit for one or two cards at a time, but he really enjoyed doing it and we plan to continue using it as a supplement in our homeschool.
LearningPalette.com is designed for students in K-5th grade and the subscription is $59.99. You can receive a 20% discount with the coupon code HOMESCHOOL.