Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Core-Learning Review

Yeah, you thought Crayola Wonder was mess free! Well Crayola Art Studio Powered by Core Learning is awesome, awesome, awesome! From the moment you pop this CD in, the whole family is right there having fun. I actually had to set time limits for each member of the family so we all could play, including me! I got more playing time because I had to review it. :o)

Crayola Art Studio is a wonderful way to add art to your day. They will be begging to be on the computer. They can and will make wonderful drawings from using the array of color and methods! We can use oil pastels, tempera paint, markers, colored pencils, and much, much more! There are stamps and shapes to be utilized. My younger child can work up to creating animations with their Corefx-Level Three! This program is one that can grow with your child and his ever changing capabilities.

They have more than just art though. Core-Learning has a variety of software programs to provide for many areas of your schooling needs. The Family Health Series is a wonderful way to capture the child’s attention when subjects turn to matters of the body. It is a great way to help your child understand the body, its changes, and how to keep your body healthy! We liked taking a trip through the body using the animated shorts. They were brief in nature and would have liked to see several things expounded on more other than what was in the demo.

The Math and Language Arts demo we got to use is a great program. The lesson is read to you and your child gives accountability by completing worksheets, quizzes, and tests. There were a couple of glitches in the language arts quiz that I sure hope they have worked out because it truly is a wonderful supplement to a heavy math and grammar lesson. I believe this could be used as your core curriculum if you have a child that likes to be on the computer a lot and has an aversion to book work!

Here is what is posted on

Core Learning's mission is to provide effective learning solutions for the development of fundamental knowledge and skills. Its primary focus of skill development is in areas that both support higher order thinking but also provide important life skills. Products address key elementary and middle school curriculum areas in math, English language arts, health, art, and technology. Core Learning also publishes software to help develop critical thinking skills and maintain mental processing capabilities in young and mature adults.

Core learning is reasonably priced software that starts at $16.95 and up for all different types of programs. Crayola Art Studio is $24.95 and the add on with Core fx level 3 is $59.95. As this was our favorite, I highly recommend this one time purchase that can be used throughout your child’s schooling days!

Click here to learn more about Core Learning and their products!

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