Hayden and Noah were given a subscription to the Smartick Method for this review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.
Both Hayden and Noah are doing pretty good in school. Hayden is doing well in the 5th grade; I can’t believe it’s his last year of elementary school. I’m not sure if I’ve shared this but Noah moved to a new school this year. We found out at the end of the school year that he was gifted in both math and reading, so we moved him to where he could grow those abilities.
This is why we are always looking for ways to help both of them grow.
When I was approached to try Smartick with both of them, I knew it was something we could try. I wanted something that didn’t seem like homework.. it needed to be fun. But I also wanted them to learn and sharpen their skills. Smartick is designed for children 4 to 14 years old. So I knew both of them would be perfect to try it.
Smartick is powered by the latest Artificial Intelligence technology. What does that mean? It is ability based, so your child progresses at his or her own pace, building self-confidence, avoiding frustration, and developing a positive attitude to math. You notice this working the best when you have 2 kids. Noah and Hayden definitely learn differently and at different paces so this was one of my favorite parts.
Does the Smartick Method feel like they are doing more school work?
Personally, I don’t think so. The Smartick Method uses a 15 minute a day approach: short daily sessions at maximum concentration. This helps create a study habit and routine, it avoids burnout and keep children motivated and coming back for more. It is recommended that children do their session at least 5 days a week to truly experience the benefits of the program.
It took Hayden a little while to get used to it. He was discouraged in the beginning when he started. It learns what you can and can’t do and he didn’t realize that’s what it was doing so he got upset when he didn’t know half of it. Once we got past that, he was excited to do it. He did really good each session and reminded himself that he could slow down and take his time. We tell him that all the time so it was good for him to realize it himself.
My favorite part about the Smartick method is that I’d get a report once each child finished their session. Check out one of Hayden’s sessions below:
Want to test out the Smartick Method? You can sign up for a 15 day trial period on the website. Need more information? There’s a video below.