Starfall Education Foundation Review & Giveaway!
About the Product:
In addition to many free games and activities, Starfall also offers The Starfall Home Membership for only $35 a year. With The Starfall Home Membership, you will receive full access to the Starfall website for an individual family. This also includes downloading the Starfall app to your Apple and Android devices. There are even more games added recently, so if you haven’t checked it out in a while, I’d recommend visiting it again now!
With the Starfall Home Membership, there is a Starfall Education – Parent-Teacher Center. This area of the site can be used to make printable worksheets via the worksheet generator. Worksheets are available for up to 3rd-grade. Math is available now, with ELA coming soon. You can also find free lesson plans from our prek and kindergarten curricula. These include Character Development, Snack Suggestions, and Outdoor Activity Supplements.
On Starfall, you will find activities for math skills, phonics, colors, and more geared from preschool up to the 3rd grade, with 4th and 5th grade coming soon! There isn’t a release date on that yet, but I’m told that it will be soon! Starfall is not a stand alone curriculum, but it is an excellent way to reinforce skills learned.
Also check out the Starfall Store. There you can find the ‘Phonics and Sight Word Book Kit’, which currently ships for free. You can also purchase math games for prek and kindergarten and find low-cost workbooks, journals, and readers.
I have been using Starfall with my 2nd grader, my 1st grader, and my 2.5 year old. They have really enjoyed the programs and I like that they are learning. The songs are all catchy so this helps to memorize concepts through listening.
With the Home Membership, the kids are able to use the program on the computer or on the iPads. My youngest really likes learning about colors. It’s much easier for him on the iPad since he can just touch things and not have to worry about maneuvering the computer mouse.
In our recent trip to Florida, we let the younger kids use the iPads to stay entertained along the way. I was happy that we had Starfall loaded so I knew that they were learning during the long drive as well.
I asked 2 of my children about their favorite parts of Starfall. My 7 year old really likes having the games where she can dress a character to look like herself and then select parts of the story according to her likes to create her own sentences. My 8 year old likes the 2nd grade math games. Math doesn’t come easy to her, but with Starfall, she actually enjoys the math reinforcement. We haven’t required a set amount of time for our kids to work on Starfall, but I find that each school day, my younger children are coming to me to ask to play on Starfall. I’m happy to oblige
The Parent-Teacher center is a favorite of mine so I can make worksheets for the kids based on what I think they need. I can find everything from flash cards to math and phonics worksheets and more! I can even find Projectables in this area! Starfall’s Projectables make it possible for you to project workbooks, big books, and posters from Kindergarten ELA and Math curricula using a Smartboard or similar device.
We are so thankful to have been a part of this review so we could check out The Starfall Home Membership. It’s definitely helped to bring a little more fun through learning into our homeschool.