As a stay-at-home parent, it was important to me to give my children a head start before entering kindergarten. Since I was not working, daycare and preschool where out of the question. So I took on the role of parent and teacher. My oldest son's birthday is in late October so he was denied the opportunity to start school because he missed the cut off date. However we knew he was ready so we asked if he could be evaluated.
Most of his evaluation was based upon his maturity, but I credit a lot of his academic success to starfall.com. I was introduced to the website via my cousin who is a teacher and recommended starfall.com to her students. The website is FREE and best of all it, is a fun interactive way for children to learn. There are a lot of benefits to the family membership which is only $35 a year, however, if you are on a tight budget the FREE version of the site will give your child a good headstart and a solid foundation.
Starfall Education creates a love of learning in an environment of collaboration, tolerance, wonderment, and play. We provide free or low-cost educational resources that promote understanding and compassion.
Starfall is the brain-child of Stephen Schutz. At age 9, Stephen was still struggling to read. What came easily for his peers required many more hours of his work. As a reader, he was consistently toward the bottom of his class. Now a PhD in physics and a successful publisher and artist, Dr. Schutz, with the help of his dedicated team, created Starfall to ensure today's children have resources that can help.