In 2007, Northwestern University completed a study of unprecedented scope into the factors that affect lifetime academic achievement. By analyzing data from more than 35,000 preschoolers in the United States, Canada, and England, researcher Greg Duncan and his colleagues identified early math skills as the most important predictor of future school success.
Early math skills especially - beginning school with a knowledge of numbers, number order, and other rudimentary math concepts - is of paramount importance to future academic achievement.
"We find the single most important factor in predicting later academic achievement is that children begin school with a mastery of early math and literacy concepts."Northwestern University researcher Greg Duncan
"Mastery of early math skills predicts not only future math achievement, it also predicts future reading achievement," Duncan said. "And it does so just as reliably as early literacy mastery of vocabulary, letters and phonetics predicts later reading success."Northwestern University Research, 2007
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I'm Wade Luders, the founder of KinderIQ. My wife and I began creating this online learning platform for our two children in the summer of 2010, just as my daughter was preparing to start kindergarten.
While other online learning "games" existed at the time, what was missing was the ability to adaptively challenge our children, as well as to provide some true insight into what they were really good at and what they could use a little help with.
As we started researching early childhood learning, the importance of fundamental math and reading skills was stated time and again. Significant studies identified them as the most important factors for school readiness - even more important than temperament, attitude, social status, or raw intelligence!
So we set out to create a learning platform that would provide some really meaningful feedback on our children's strengths and weaknesses and that they would truly enjoy using. We weren't trying to make an "app" or a diversionary activity to occupy them on long car rides, but instead wanted to build a platform that would provide parents with some really useful insights into their children's learning.
While my kids are now well past their kindergarten years, I still love creating insightful educational material for children and have done my best to continually improve the KinderIQ learning system. In fact, we're still adding content and making improvements on a regular basis and I'd love to get your feedback on what works best for you and your child and what we can continue to improve upon.
Our goal with KinderIQ is simply to provide real, meaningful insight into your child's learning so that they can be prepared for school and achieve future academic success. In order to make it affordable for everyone, we only charge $4.95 per month to get started (a one-time payment option is also available).
Because I know getting started with new things can be hard, I'm happy to offer the first month of KinderIQ free of charge. As mentioned above, KinderIQ comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and you can cancel at any time.
Finally, as we've learned so much since we began our research into early childhood learning; we created a downloadable eBook to help other families best prepare for kindergarten success. Normally $17, I've decided to include this eBook for free with your KinderIQ membership (which is only $4.95 per month and the first month is free)!
I hope you're able to give KinderIQ a try and that your children love it as much as mine did.