Disclosure: I received this product free through the Homeschool Review Crew

My family and I have bought numerous LeapFrog® products, for all three of my boys through the years. My five year old was ecstatic to see familiar characters in our Leapfrog Academy® Subscription. With the subscription your child will enjoy being able to create their own customizable avatar, when setting up their profile. The dashboard has vibrant colors and immediately engages your learner. There are several different categories for learning. Having parental control is important for me, so I was glad to learn that at any time you can restart your child’s learning, from the parent portal. I really like this feature because it allows the child to master an area that they may find more challenging than others.

The program can be easily navigated by a child, with minimal help. The timing of each lesson is perfect for 3-6 years old, for which the program is designed. Depending on how quickly your child navigates through each learning adventure, they will acquire a printable certificate.

The LeapFrog Academy® subscription covers reading, tracing, math, STEM, and more! Some of the concepts presented in the math videos are an excellent bridge to math concepts that will be introduced later as your child matriculates through the elementary years.

My son enjoyed learning about habitats and learned about scientific classifications such as, herbivores and carnivores. There are various ways for your child to hone their creativity as well, with art puzzles and printable coloring pages.

When your child starts to feel a little antsy, they can grab a mat for the “Feelings & Health” section. Little ones can watch and participate in a simple kid friendly yoga video.

We mostly utilized Leapfrog Academy® on our laptop and Fire Tablet and had no technical difficulties or interruptions. We tried using the subscription app on my iOS phone, and initially we did encounter being kicked out of the app a few times. However, after completing the necessary updates on my phone, the app worked seamlessly.

Overall your child will definitely have fun learning, and get an opportunity to build their problem solving skills with this subscription. We enjoyed using our LeapFrog Academy® subscription and look forward to continuing to utilize it throughout the year. This subscription has been an awesome way to reinforce our homeschool lessons and prepare my preschooler for kindergarten this coming Fall.

LeapFrog Academy® is currently offering a free two month trial! After your trial select 6-month or 12-month plans from $24.99 or $39.99. Enjoy and happy learning!

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Jesus dying on a cross in excruciating pain managed to show compassion. He had been scourged, humiliated, spat on, and made to carry a heavy cross until his strength was obliterated. He had nails put in His hands and feet and hung most likely naked. Even then He managed to have compassion towards the two criminals that were on both sides of Him.

Wow, I don’t know about you but that image reminded me of times I told myself, I couldn’t take it or I’d had enough for the day. The kids and husband had plucked all the nerves allowed for a day. But now face to face with this passage, my sin looked pathetic. We must call out the truth in ourselves when we see it.

Yes, we face rough days, but “man” does this passage challenge me to step up. Jesus who came down to earth in human form dealt with everything we have ... and even then, He didn’t sin. He didn’t let anything, or anyone cost Him His relationship with His Heavenly Father.

But how often do we do the exact opposite? It’s not easy ... and I’m not asking that we don’t validate difficulty and downright unbearable days, weeks, months, and sometimes years... But whatever we do, let’s not let it cost us our sweet communion with God. He is our lifeline!

The days of parenting and homeschooling are long, but it’s God’s grace that helps us be strong. Don’t let anything dissuade you from your power source. He has things He wants to reveal to you every day amidst the chaos and the solitude. Allow God to manifest Himself to you, through time in His Word and by being more aware of His presence in your daily tasks.

“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.”

Philippians 2:13

There is a clear distinction between giving your best and doing just enough to get by. As parents, I think we can all agree that we want our children to function in a spirit of excellence when it comes to any of the things that they do. But excellence is a condition of the heart. But how can we begin to cultivate that?

The Ultimate Model

Give them a model of excellence. Jesus is our ultimate model. He finished the work God wanted Him to do and today we all reap the benefit as His sons and daughters. Countless times He was faced with difficulty and utter despair and yet He persisted. The Bible says that He was confronted with everything we could ever deal with. How much more will our children’s lives be blessed and rewarded when they do the will of God, by giving their best to every task?

The Future

Ask your children, how they want to live when they leave home. Include the realities of life as they ponder what life might be like. Sometimes showing our children is more impactful than just telling them. Ask your child how they think a life of meaning and purpose will be accomplished if they don't utilize the gifts and talents God has already placed within them. Encourage them to consider how their lives have been impacted by other people's persistence and gifts. Ask them how they can share their gifts for the benefit of their community and the world.

Don't Let Up

Partner with your child to repent for lackadaisicalness and confess the promises of God daily, making a commitment to excellence and persistence. Include extended family members and friends that can share their stories to further encourage your child. We are our child’s designated accountability and it’s our responsibility to never give up hope. God will sustain you as you do your part and believe by faith for your child’s bright and best future. God will give you the grace you need to remain steadfast in parenting. And always remember that there is a legacy of blessing when we live in excellence and resolve to stay in the place that God has called us to! As you encourage your children to live in excellence, you’ll find that you will be inspired to live in excellence as well.

Scriptures to stand on for your children:

  • Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6 (NIV)

  • And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. Luke 2:52 (NIV)

  • So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31(NIV)

  • For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. Isaiah 44:3 (NIV)

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