What is Starfall.com?
Who Uses Starfall.com?
What’s Great about Starfall.com?
There are so many things that are great about this website!Made by Professional Educators - These folks are top-notch, and they understand the learning styles and needs of young kids. You can trust that the content meets the highest standards, and that your child is going to learn in a safe and interactive way.
Easy to Navigate - It's so easy that even my preschooler can move through the sections without getting stumped.Fun and Interactive for Kids - The sound and animation are so engaging for young eyes and ears, they can get caught up in the fun and forget they're learning. Plenty of High-Quality Content - Even if you're just on the free "classic" section, there is plenty of engaging content on Starfall.com to keep your child busy for weeks. So,your child won't get bored with it after only a few visits.
What’s Not so Great About Starfall.com?
In general, with Starfall.com, you get what you get. What I mean is, sometimes I find myself wanting the lessons to increase in difficulty as my child conquers one section, but they don't. Within the four blocks, there is variety, but no gradual increase in difficulty to match how your child's learning has progressed. Also, the content doesn't go much past second grade level, so if you're educating beyond that, you'll have to look elsewhere. In addition, like any good tool, there's a price to pay if you want to go deeper. To get into the "More Starfall" content, you have to pay for a license, which starts at $35 per year for basic home use. Finally, the iPad and iPhone apps are limited to only replicate certain sections of the website, so being detached from a laptop or desktop is not a great option.
Starfall.com is a rich resource for parents and educators of young kids. It can add depth to any early childhood curriculum. I highly recommend the site because of its engaging format and top-notch content.All logos and screenshots used courtesy of Starfall.com