Primary 1 is one of the major milestones for kids in Singapore as they make the transition from kindergarten and preschool into a more serious academic environment.
For many parents, it can also be a stressful time as they start worrying about their child's academic progress and the increased workload in school.
At Sunny City Kids, we believe in the importance of letting kids be kids and not putting too much pressure on them at such an early age.
While we prioritise their education, we also make sure that they get to enjoy their childhood, have the freedom to explore new interests, and have fun while learning.
Still, while exams don't start until Primary 3, it's never too early to start introducing good study habits and routines to ensure they don't fall behind.
This is where Geniebook - an easy to use, interactive online AI learning platform comes in, and we had the chance to do a 6-weeks test of its Maths and English modules for Primary 1.
Our objective for this trial didn't revolve around getting Christy (who just started Primary 1 this year) ready for exams.
Instead, we set out to determine if Geniebook could serve as an effective resource to enhance her school subjects and have a positive impact on her English and Maths abilities.
To that end, Geniebook delivered on its promise and there were noticeable improvements in the areas that Christy focused on during the trial.
Plus she actually enjoyed learning with Geniebook - way more fun than those dull assessment books!
Read on to learn all about Geniebook and why it might just be the perfect tool to give your little ones a boost in their Primary School learning journey.
Geniebook is an online assessment-based platform designed for students from Primary 1 to Secondary 4, offering a personalised learning experience in English, Maths, Science, and Chinese.
The platform uses Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) to monitor student progress while providing flexibility for them to learn at their own pace.
With Geniebook, you get a complete suite of online learning products that empowers students to learn effectively on their own.
These comprise mainly three products:
You get access to Geniebook's entire lineup of learning products with your subscription.
Before diving in and starting with the Geniebook programme, we got the chance to complete a quick 15-question Strengths Analysis.
This helps give an idea of the topics your child is strong and weak in. In our case, we did an assessment each for Maths and English.
After that was completed, we hopped on a call with Geniebook's Education Consultant who ran us through the platform and provided tips on how to get the most out of Geniebook.
The Geniebook platform is easy to use and designed to be user-friendly so we didn't have any trouble getting started.
Geniebook's flagship product is GenieSmart, an AI-personalised worksheet generator.
With over 300,000 questions to practice, your child will have endless opportunities to master every topic in the syllabus.
Before starting on a new topic, GenieSmart will ask you to create a Starter Worksheet which tests your child's knowledge on a specific topic and enables GenieSmart to evaluate your child's proficiency in that topic.
Once that's done, you can generate Customised Worksheets to test 1-3 topics of your choosing.
GenieSmart uses AI to identify learning gaps and topics that your child needs to improve on, generating worksheets that focus on these topics.
Geniebook suggests completing 3 worksheets per week for each topic though you are free to customize the study plan according to your child's schedule so they can learn at their own pace.
This is quite manageable as the worksheets only contain 15 questions, so it usually takes Christy just 15-20 minutes to complete each worksheet.
Christy struggled with some of the initial worksheets but as she powered through more and more worksheets, she started improving and began to enjoy the process.
GenieSmart blows traditional assessment books out of the water with its AI that adjusts questions based on your child's ability.
Questions get more challenging along with your child's understanding of the topic.
This means that with each worksheet, your child will keep improving until they absolutely rock that topic!
Another thing that assessment books can't match is that GenieSmart provides immediate feedback and explanations after each question.
This meant that Christy never felt lost or frustrated while doing the worksheets and allowed her to learn from her mistakes effectively.
In addition, GenieSmart keeps its database regularly updated based on the latest MOE syllabus, ensuring that your child always receives the most relevant and current practice materials.
To keep track of your child's performance, Geniebook offers various reports that displays everything you need to track their progress, such as scores over time, questions done per week, and strengths and weaknesses.
Parents also get a handy mobile app that gives you easy access to all the important data and allows you to stay on top of your child's study plan.
GenieClass brings the classroom experience to your child online with lessons taught by qualified in-house teachers.
Each lesson runs for about an hour and there are over 100 live lessons scheduled every week spanning multiple subjects and levels from Primary to Secondary.
For Primary 1, the live lessons are mostly scheduled on Saturdays.
In the live sessions that Christy attended, the teachers were always animated and full of enthusiasm, making lessons a lot more interesting and engaging.
The classes were also interactive with quizzes, demonstrations, and plenty of chances for students to ask questions and solidify their knowledge.
Teachers can award Bubbles for correct answers during the quizzes, adding an additional element of fun into the mix.
On the occasions that we couldn't make it to a live class, GenieClass also has a huge library of pre-recorded classes that we could access anytime.
Christy really enjoyed learning through GenieClass, we'd much rather she be watching GenieClass than TV for sure!
With GenieAsk, your child can get help from experienced teachers every day of the week to answer questions via the real-time student/teacher chat.
No need to stress out over homework or assignments anymore. Your child can chat with teachers in real-time and get the help they need from 3-9pm on weekdays and 10am-7pm on weekends.
We didn't need to use the chat much since Christy is just in Primary 1 and we could answer most of her questions ourselves. Do note also that GenieAsk is only available for Primary 3 onwards for all subjects.
However, we can imagine this would be really useful for the Upper Primary and Secondary levels or on occasions where more detailed explanations and specific workings are required.
In addition, for busy parents who cannot always be present to assist their children, this tool provides peace of mind knowing that their children are receiving the help they need when tackling challenging topics.
Do note that GenieAsk is only available for Primary 3 onwards for all subjects.
GenieAsk also doubles as a social learning platform where your child can learn with peers in groups of 50 students with quizzes and activities.
This adds an additional element of interactivity in the learning experience, plus students will also get to engage in some friendly competition.
With Geniebook's Parent App on mobile, you can easily track your child's academic progress and also generate worksheets for them.
It's a convenient tool you can use on the go to create a personalised study plan for your child with just a few clicks.
Through the Parent App, you can also access weekly reports which show you the topics they've been working on and how much they've improved.
Keeping up with your child's education has never been easier!
Geniebook also has some cool features that keep kids engaged and motivated while they learn.
One of the most interesting features is the Bubble Store learning rewards system.
By performing actions such as completing worksheets and participating in quizzes, you can earn Bubbles which can be redeemed for a wide variety of items at the Bubble Store from toys and LEGO sets, to Pokemon packs and Roblox gift cards. There are over 5,000 items in the Bubble Store!
Christy was indeed excited when she realized the things she could redeem for once she had enough bubble points!
There's also a Bubble Points leaderboard that lets kids keep track of how they're doing compared to other students.
It's a great way to keep things fun and interactive while also encouraging healthy competition.
Overall, our experience with Geniebook was positive and we could see noticeable improvements in the topics that Christy practiced.
Geniebook delivers a learning experience that is significantly better than traditional assessment books.
While parents and students can spend hours ploughing through endless assessment books to make slight improvements, with Geniebook, you can quickly identify the areas where your child needs attention.
This allows your child to focus their efforts where it counts and make the biggest improvements.
Say goodbye to endless practice and hello to targeted learning!
More importantly, Geniebook made learning fun and engaging for Christy, a feat that traditional assessment books struggle to accomplish.
Once she got accustomed to the worksheets, Christy enjoyed powering through them and got a sense of accomplishment after completing each worksheet.
Geniebook's teachers really know how to keep things lively and fun, so it's no wonder she enjoyed GenieClass as well.
Elements like the Bubble Store added a fun twist to the learning experience and made it even more enjoyable.
In addition, the Geniebook Platform is easy to use, making it stress free for parents and students alike.
The bottom line is that when it comes to supporting your child's schooling, Geniebook brings a great variety of resources from worksheets to classes and live chats.
Reinforcing key concepts that have already been taught in school, adjusting learning based on the individual needs of your child, and creating a personalised study plan are just some of the advantages of Geniebook.
All in all, if you're looking for a platform to boost your child's education, you should definitely give Geniebook a try!
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