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How to Help Your Child Learn at Home [Easy + Effective]

Hello parents,

In the midst of Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns and school closures, we — especially the mothers and fathers who work at Prodigy — can imagine how you’re feeling and what you’re going through.

The stress. The frustration. The fear.

But when the world seems to stop, the learning journey continues.

Many of you know that Prodigy’s mission is to help every student in the world love learning.

Regardless of where they’re born; their socioeconomic status; and, as we’re experiencing right now, pandemics and school closures.

In times like these, the necessity of our mission becomes that much clearer because everyone is forced to ask questions like:

  • Will my child fall behind?
  • How will they keep learning while school’s closed?
  • What should I use to help my child learn math at home, for example?

These are legitimate concerns and we want to support you in any way we can.


Table of Contents

How to help my child learn at home
Web-based educational games
Try high-quality tutoring
Additional resources

How to help my child learn at home?

Below, we share different ways you can help your child keep learning math at home. (Plus other helpful resources.)

1. Web-based educational games

There are many educational games that students can play at home to keep their minds sharp and their knowledge growing!

In our list of best educational games for kids, we sorted 27 of them by subject so there’s no shortage of engaging, teacher-approved ways to make learning fun.

There are options for art, language, health and physical education, science, technology, history, social studies, geography and mathematics!

Want your increase your child’s math skills and achievement? At Prodigy, for example, we created a math game to be just as engaging and effective at home as it is at school.

Prodigy is a world filled with fun math facts!
Prodigy turns 1st to 8th grade math into an epic adventure filled with amazing adventures, epic pets and cool rewards.

As students explore the Prodigy world, they’ll answer adaptive math questions designed to build foundational skills, challenge their knowledge and help them grow.

Plus, playing Prodigy and accessing all of its educational content is absolutely free for you, your child and their teacher — forever.

Watch the 11-minute video below for a helpful snapshot of the parent experience!

P.S. A recent study from Johns Hopkins University found that Prodigy usage can increase math achievement. So you can rest assured knowing your child is not only spending time playing an engaging math game. But an effective one, too.

P.P.S. If you want to purchase an optional Premium Membership that gives your child bonus in-game features but aren’t sure where to start, follow these simple steps.

2. Try high-quality online tutoring

Children will not be learning in a physical school for what could potentially turn into months. And it’s crucial that your child’s learning does not stop during this break.

Back in November, we researched dozens of tutoring websites and compiled a list of the most high-quality ones, so you don’t have to.

As highlighted by Oxford Learning, “Tutoring programs can help your child develop study and learning skills that will help set up your child for success for his or her entire life.”

Depending on how long school closures last, children face the risk of suffering from summer learning loss, starting in spring.

Prodigy’s Math Coaching service makes 1-to-1 learning safe, effective, fun and convenient for families with kids in 1st to 8th grade.

But in digital classrooms like Prodigy’s Math Coaching, this doesn’t have to happen.

You can request a free 30-minute consultation with no obligation to continue. Here’s what you can expect from that free session:

  • Explore our digital classroom
  • Review your child’s learning goals
  • Meet and consult with your personal Math Coach
  • Mini math lesson with an experienced, certified math teacher
When we first saw the ad for math coaching on the Prodigy website we didn’t know what to expect. We signed up for the information session and got to meet one of the coaches, Tyler. Our son got to do a short session to see what it was like.

Tyler was engaging, fun, patient, and kind. He was able to challenge our son to learn something new while having fun at the same time. So far, we haven’t missed a week and our son can’t wait for his math coaching! Venetia S. PARENT. VERIFIED REVIEW.

Our certified Math Coaches ensure every child engages with curriculum-aligned math in a way that suits their learning style, so that they can:

  • Love learning
  • Fill knowledge gaps
  • Reach their highest potential
  • Increase their math confidence
  • Advanced beyond their grade level
  • Understand and apply math concepts
  • Get homework help and extra practice
  • Learn transferable skills like logical reasoning
Book your free one to one session today

3. Additional resources

You may also find these resources helpful.


Click here for our updating list of resources! We’re adding to it regularly.

We hope these resources help you in the coming weeks and months. If this was helpful, please share this article with your family and friends.

Together, we can ensure your child will be able to #LearnFromHome.

P.S. Follow the hashtag #LearnFromHome on social media. We will be tagging as many helpful resources as we can.

Jordan Nisbet

Jordan crafts content for Prodigy — and wishes the game existed when he was in school. He's interested in education and passionate about helping build up the next generation!

2 thoughts on “How to Help Your Child Learn at Home [Easy + Effective]

  1. Hello. Will there be discounts for Prodigy during the viral outbreak? He would love a membership, but we’re worried about spending money on anything that is not a necessity. Furthermore, $60 a year seems steep anyway. Most games don’t charge that much to play it forever. Anyway, will there be any discounts forthcoming?

    1. Hi Brian, thank you for reaching out. We’re proud that we have always been able to offer free access to all educational content in Prodigy as well as free tools and reports for both parents and teachers. We believe not locking our program to begin with allows more students the ability to learn at no cost. Our optional memberships do exist to bolster engagement (with things like special items and pet transformations), but they’re not at all required to use Prodigy and learn from/access all the free educational content.

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