Family Learning FAQs
Family learning has transformative power in improving literacy. It highlights the reciprocal nature of family learning: parents aiding children and vice versa to master reading and writing, fostering a supportive environment. These programs ensure continuous support for individuals to achieve literacy, a challenging endeavor when pursued alone. By empowering families through dedicated software offering learning activities and guidance, it facilitates collaborative learning anytime, anywhere. The software's videos aid parents in supporting their children, creating a platform for familial growth, higher wages, and improved quality of life, emphasizing the long-term benefits of shared family learning efforts.
What Do You Mean By “Affordable?”
We provide two affordable paths to ownership. A family can buy a product outright for a one-time payment of $59.95. They get thousands of effective learning activities, for children and adults, for as many as six family members. Compare a one-time cost of $59.95 to a subscription of $9.99 a month forever; that’s affordable. Or, a family can buy 5-hour learning blocks for $4.95; that’s affordable, too. After a family buys sixteen 5-hour learning blocks, they, too, own the product and never pay additional money.
Do Families Really Own Your Products?
Yes. Acquiring reading and writing skills is a long journey. We do not want to interrupt that journey because of lack of money. We provide two, affordable paths to ownership, even for the online version. Once the family owns a product, they never make additional payments…ever.
Why Don’t You Sell Subscriptions?
We don’t sell subscriptions for a number of reasons. First, you have to pro-actively stop a subscription; if you forget to stop a subscription (as most people do), you end up paying for months before you discover the problem. Second, many subscriptions make it difficult for you to stop them. Third, subscriptions go on forever; they never lead to ownership. Finally, subscriptions end when you stop making payments; even if you want to “continue” at a later date, you start all over again, having lost all your record-keeping data.
What Are 10-hour Learning Blocks?
For those families that want to make small, affordable payments, we sell 10-hour learning blocks. Each 10-hour learning block enables family members to use a product for ten hours. When the ten hours have been used, the product is put on pause. Whenever another 10-hour learning block is purchased, you resume where you left off, with all your record-keeping data having been saved. After a family purchases six 10-hour learning blocks, you own the product and never make additional payments.
Who Owns a Product When an Organization Buys It?
The family always owns the product, whether the family itself buys it or an organization buys it and “gIves” it to the family.
Do Organizations Get a Discount?
Yes. Just use the Contact Us form to request a conversation and we’ll be glad to work out an appropriate discount for your organization.
How Much Do Organizations Pay?
How Many Products Do You Have?
We have two products: (1) Interactive Family Literacy English and (2) Interactive Family Literacy Spanish.
What is a Module?
Each product has six modules. Each module is a collection of activities (from 500-1,500) for a particular age: Pre-K, Elementary, Upper Elementary STEM, Middle School, High School and Adults. Family members select a module using the Settings (gear) button.
Does Each Product Actually Have Thousands of Activities?
Why Don’t You Use Adaptive Learning?
There are many reasons. First, the algorithms in many adaptive software programs don’t actually work accurately. Second, the research indicates that learner control is more effective than adaptive learning. Third, adaptive learning pushes people towards “individualized” learning and away from collaborative learning; humans are social animals who learn best with others. Finally, adaptive learning prevents learners from making decisions and data-driven decision-making is the number one skill employers look for in their employees.
What’s the Difference Between Family Engagement and Parent Engagement?
Family engagement is often confused with parental engagement in their children’s education programs. Parents are invited to back-to-school night to meet their children’s teachers, they may be given access to their children’s gradebook, they are encouraged to communicate with their children’s teachers, but, they are not given a clear role in their children’s learning.
What is the Research On Which Your Products Are Based?
What is Family Learning Software?
Family learning software is designed for family members to share and create engagement. It is multi-generational software. First, family learning software includes multi-generational modules, that is, it includes activities designed for children and activities designed for adults. Second, family learning software includes a multi-generation process, that is, it encourages and supports family members of different ages to learn together.
Why is Literacy So Important?
First, literacy is important because reading and writing skills are the foundation for success in the workplace. Second, literacy is important because “functional” literacy levels in the United States are shockingly low. Over 50% of ALL American adults read below 6th grade level. And the problem is not getting better: almost two-thirds of all school-age children read below grade level.
What is Wrong with Edutainment?
There really is no such thing. People claim you can combine entertainment and education, and you really cannot. Entertainment is passive; education is active. There is nothing wrong with entertainment, but it is wrong to claim that entertainment is education. Education can, and must, be engaging, but it is misleading to think it is entertaining.
What If Parents Don’t Know How to Help Their Kids?
We understand that many parents are not confident in their ability to help their children learn. For them, we have a series of parent advice videos. All parents (or grandparents, or aunts, or uncles) have to do is click or tap the Parent Tips button to see and hear a parent give them concrete advice and specific tip[s on how to help their children learn…wherever they are in the product.