This post is sponsored by Wonder Math (formerly known Wonderland Math/ Revolution Math), a really fun and interactive way to help your child keep up their summer math skills and learn to love math. Get your first month plus a learning kit for $1 with the code JANSSEN!
It’s very important to me that summer feel different for our family.
I want our schedule to be more relaxed.
I want there to be more time for friends and family to come over.
I want more family adventures.
I want more trips to the pool, more cooking together, and more long afternoons playing games.
I also don’t want my children to lose all the progress they’ve made over the school year, and part of the trick is fitting that in without making my children feel like they never get a break from school.
I continue to read aloud to my girls daily, we listen to audiobooks in the car, and I do reading practice with Ani every night and with Star a few days per week.
And, of course, there’s summer math.
I’ve mentioned it many times over the past year since we first signed up for Wonder Math (formerly known as Wonderland Math/ Revolution Math), so it’ll come as no surprise that it’s made the cut as part of our summer routine.
If you’re not familiar with Wonder Math, it’s an online math program designed for 2nd through 5th graders for use as a weekly after-school program or summer math program.
Each week, your child logs in and joins 2-3 other students and the math tutor in a live math adventure session. It’s all story-based so you solve math problems to keep the story going and it’s extremely engaging.
So much so that my other children often stand next to Ella at my desk for the entire hour, quietly watching.
Ella starts fourth grade this fall, but since she’s fairly advanced in math, she’s moving up to the 5th grade level.
Whether you have a child struggling in math, a child who is advanced, or a child who just could use some summer math practice so they don’t lose their skills, Wonder Math is a brilliant and fun solution.
Of all the things I’ve shared on my blog over the last 12.5 years, there have been very few where I’ve gotten as many private messages and emails thanking me for sharing and telling stories about their child who, for the first time ever, is enjoying math and feeling confident and capable.
I love that you have the same teacher each week so they get to know your child.
And I REALLY love that I don’t have to leave the house and buckle all my children into the car and then figure out if it’s worth coming home while the lesson goes on or if I need to find a way to entertain three small children while we’re out. I can make dinner, read with my other girls, fold laundry, or play bingo with Tally (her current obsession).
We paused Revolution Math for about six weeks in April and early May because we were traveling so much and Ella anxiously awaited restarting once our travel was behind us.
I’ve also gotten a bunch of messages in the last two weeks, as schools around the country get out, asking if my discount code is still good and the answer is YES!
You can use the code JANSSEN at checkout and it will make the first month cost a whopping $5, plus you get the full learning kit included (it has masks, dice, graph paper, and other math manipulatives that you use each week).
Basically it’s a smoking deal.
Of course, one of the questions I always get about this kind of thing is “How hard is it to cancel?”
And the answer is, “Not hard at all.”
Before your $5 month changes to a regular subscription, they’ll send you an email letting you know and asking if you want to continue. It’s definitely not one of those bait-and-switch trial scenarios.
They are super confident that you’ll love it and want to continue (it really is THAT good – we did our free month last September and have continued to pay for it ourselves since then) but if not, you’ll get four lessons at a quarter each and then you can quit if it’s not a good fit for your family.
There seriously is no reason not to try it out – I think you’ll love it as much as we do!
You can sign up for a $1 month here (use the code JANSSEN at checkout) and let me know what you think.
Photos by Heather Mildenstein