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Big IQ Kids

on September 16, 2011

Another product we were Blessed enough to review was Big IQ Kids. This is a program for kids where in a nutshell, they do problems, earn tokens, and then use the tokens to Play Games. Big IQ Kids features four different areas your child can work: Spelling, Math, Vocabulary, and US Geography. The parents can choose to put in the information their specific child is working on, or let the game choose. It is mastery-based, so they didn’t get to move on until they had it down.

The problems are drill-like, question and answer. For Math, they had to answer 50 problems to get a token, and then could choose a game to play. The first token is spent making their “Buddy” who guides them through the game. This one was harder for us to review. Number One because it is online. The children’s computers are not hooked up to internet, so it meant them using the computer in our bedroom, which limited the opportunities for them to use this. Number Two because even though the games are fun for a little while, they didn’t want to have to pay the price of what they felt was a 50 question test to get to it. The website recommends the child do the lessons daily, taking about 10-15 minutes for the work part of it. There are also progress reports the parent can access so you knew exactly how your kid was doing.

I think this product would be useful as a classroom subscription, which is offered, or as a remedial tool if you found an area your child needed extra work. They offer lots of free and paid subscription offers. It was interesting. I think the people over at Big IQ Kids did a great job putting out a program that could help many kids. For our family, it would have been more suited to have a CD copy instead of something you needed to be online for.

We received two free subscriptions to this product in order to give an honest review, which I feel this blog post represents. Other members of The TOS Crew reviewed this product as well, and their reviews can be found here.

We are so Blessed.

Five Special Blessings to Me Today: Honesty, Birthday Cake 3 days early, Flowers, Willing children, A Happy Home


3 responses to “Big IQ Kids

  1. Katie says:

    Great review! We have used BigIQKIds several times in the past. It’s not something that we just arbitrarily renew each year, as it can be quite costly (my definition of costly anyway, lol…) but I know it’s always there if I need to add it. We have been spending a lot of time on http://www.SpellingCity.com and http://www.LearningGamesforKids.com recently. It’s not the same BIgIQKids, but it’s online games and resources and it’s either free or mostly free. :D

    Again, great review! It’s definitely a program I would recommend to other homeschoolers as well!

    Katie
    Homeschooling and helping my visual spatial learner have fun with school and feel better about himself, one day at a time.

  2. Pam Manning says:

    Great review!

    We use BigIQkids as part of our every day curriculum. The spellling & vocabulary program is ALL FREE. You should go back and check it out, my kids love it and their latest update rocks! :)

  3. LaRee says:

    Great review, I can see where the online aspect would be a frustration for those who prefer to not have internet access on the children’s computer!

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