My second grade daughter has recently been enjoying a one-year subscription to the The Starfall Home Membership from the Starfall Education Foundation. From day one of homeschooling I had known about this program. It was talked about online, with friends at church and among other homeschoolers. I had known several people who had purchased a membership, and loved it, but when I first downloaded the app I only used the limited free version. I was impressed with what I saw and let my kids frequent the site but the kids always wanted more since they were not able to access the entire site with the free version. Now that I have The Starfall Home Membership, the disappointment has been lifted and my daughter especially has been thrilled to have access to all of the content.
With the membership, you receive access to not only the app but the website. In addition to the fun activities geared towards children pre-k through second grade, there is a plethora of parent teacher resources.
When I asked her what her favorite part of the app was, she took me to "How to Build a Robot." This game is a creative way to teach kids about place value which is perfect for her since she is learning that in her math curriculum right now. I have noticed that the skills presented in each grade level is level appropriate which is awesome because it helps reinforce what they are learning in other subjects.
In addition to the app, being a member gives you access to Parent/Teacher Resources. There are piles of printables available from pre-k up through second grade. My favorite are the customizable ones. In math my daughter is learning how to count by threes. I had been using just a regular hundreds chart for this until I realized that I could generate my own chart to help her with skip counting. I just use the simple generator and highlight the numbers I want and they show up on the printable chart.