Age of Learning Offers Free Access for Elementary Schools Affected by Coronavirus
- By Dian Schaffhauser
education technology company is opening up access to its digital
study programs for young and elementary students. Age of Learning
announced that it would grant free home access through the spring for
schools and districts affected by coronavirus closures. The offer
applies to three programs: ABCmouse, Adventure Academy and ReadingIQ.
is a learning resource that provides lessons for reading, math,
science and art and colors for kids ages two to eight;
is a multiplayer game for students ages eight to 13, covering
reading, math and science; and
is a digital library and literacy platform with 7,000 books and
reading assessments for students 12 and under.
in learning due to unanticipated events such as school closures can
have significant negative impacts on children's academic growth and
development, as well as on their need for stability and consistency,"
the company said in a statement. "Particularly when in-school
learning isn't possible, using research-based digital education
programs at home can help children stay engaged, provide them
valuable learning experiences and maintain some continuity in their
company has set up a landing page on
its website where schools can apply for access to the programs.
Find more resources for schools during the COVID-19 crisis here.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @schaffhauser.