Monday, January 31, 2011

TOS Review Times Alive by City Creek Press!

I still remember learning my times tables all those years ago and I also remember that it was a lot of repetition. I was fortunate enough to have a Mom that made things fun though! Although I have continued the tradition of making learning fun, I love all the tools that technology brings. So, that brings me to this review for City Creek Press.

Before I begin to talk about this product, look at the fun pictures and the sample video.

This truly is a wonderfully, user friendly program for learning times tables.  The songs are catchy and silly so they stay with the kids (and adults, in my humble opinion).  The images in each lesson are moving to captivate kids' attention and each has a story or song to help remember the times tables.  Our 8 year old son enjoys the program, he's giggly and looks forward to spending some computer time learning multiplication throughout the week. 

As a teacher and parent, I really appreciate the student progress report that's built in.  There are times that I need to work with our teenager and can't sit right there with him, but I know I can go back in the program later to see what he accomplished and how he's doing.

Although the program may seem a little costly at $44.95, it is well worth the money.  It's an instant download and once it's on your computer, you don't need to be hooked up to the internet all the time to use it.  It's perfect for "on the go" learning!  And...they have it available for Windows or Mac.  You can hop on over to our other TOS Crew reviews too!

* I was given this product to review for free and these opinions are my own *