As a teacher, I often pull up the site on my laptop and project it to my Smartboard (interactive whiteboard) to teach or reinforce concepts. As well, teachers can create accounts for their students, and assign specific activities to be completed at school or at home.
The activities begin at the kindergarten level, so if you have a child 5 or older (or 3 or 4, if you’re a “Hyper Parent” as mentioned in a previous post!) you can use the site to reinforce what’s being taught at school, or for enrichment purposes. There are simple drills, as well as timed games and competitions which really motivate the kids. They can also pick “avatars” to represent themselves, choose their physical appearances, and save game points earned to “spend” on their characters.
It’s worth bribing your child’s teacher to create accounts for the students, because this provides free access to selected activities at home. There is a charge if you register solely as a parent.
You should note that the site is Australian, so there are a few discrepanices (e.g. pictures of coins, “trapezium” instead of “trapezoid”) but they use the metric system, so our Canuck kiddies are fine with the measurement activities.
This has definitely been my go-to site all year, and parents and students alike have been very enthusiastic about it.