This just in: Life is busy.
Doubly so if you have children.
But whether you’re a work-from-home parent whose sitter called in sick or you just need a second to get dinner together (or, you know, maybe take a moment to yourself), you want to keep your kids occupied in a positive way.
Yes, sticking them in front of the TV is easy, and you probably won’t hear any argument from them…
… but there are better ways for your kids to spend their time. And if you act quickly, you can access a great resource to help with this problem, absolutely free.
Right now, you can get a two-month subscription to online learning system ABCMouse — a $15.90 value — absolutely free.
Groupon’s Offering a Free Two-Month Subscription to ABCMouse
For what Groupon nebulously lists as a “limited time,” you can “buy” a two-month subscription to ABCmouse.com for $0.
The online learning system, accessible via desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone, is designed for kids aged 2 through 7. Its fun and educational content aims to align with what they’re learning in school.
The colorful program helps kids develop their skills in reading and language arts, math, science and social studies, and even arts and colors.
“My 5-year-old son was hooked on ABCMouse.com from the moment we subscribed,” said TPH assistant editor Justin Cupler. “Between the interactive games, the sounds and colors, and the number of options he had, he was never bored. Unbeknownst to him, he was actually learning in the process!”
It looks like there’s a standing free 30-day trial deal on the homepage, but this Groupon gives you two months for free — although you do have to provide your credit card information upon registration, and you’ll be charged if you don’t cancel.
Even if you’re the type of Penny Hoarder who has free trial cancellations marked on your calendar (guilty), you may run into trouble when you tell Junior he’ll have to ditch his favorite games once they’re not free anymore.
So if an extra eight bucks per month just isn’t in the budget, you may want to think twice about this freebie — or start battening down the hatches for a tantrum!
If after the two-month trial you and your family decide you want to keep your subscription, it’ll cost you $7.95 monthly — but right now, you can get 38% off when you buy a year’s membership all at once for $59.95, or a monthly installment plan of four payments of $19.95 that saves you 17%.
Or, you can just take the two-month deal, cancel on time and run…
… and maybe see if you can interest your child in a good, old-fashioned book. Like, the kind with pages. As it turns out, they might help make your kids into Penny Hoarders, too!
Your Turn: Will you take advantage of this ABCMouse deal?
Jamie Cattanach is a staff writer at The Penny Hoarder. Her writing has also been featured at The Write Life, Word Riot, Nashville Review and elsewhere. Find @JamieCattanach on Twitter to wave hello.