Recently I discovered a new writing program. I wasn't in the market for a writing program, but I kept seeing it popping up and it was intriguing. Finally, I couldn't hold back my curiosity anymore and I decided to check it out.
Now, I'm bummed that I did not learn about it sooner. Simply stated, it's pretty cool, and I was immediately impressed. Let me introduce you to the Night Zookeeper Writing Program.
For the last few years I've taught a creative writing class at our local Enrichment Group. This is a class I absolutely love to teach. It's so much fun to see the creativity flow from the kids. I love seeing their faces glow with inspiration and how excited they are to share their stories with their classmates.
But, I completely understand that not everyone loves to teach writing or even wants to teach it.
I get it, because I completely feel the same when it comes to biology or anything related to dissecting a frog. It's simply not my thing.
Teaching writing might not be your thing either. Honestly, it's hard to teach writing some days. Not every day is a creative day and not every kids wants to share their thoughts on paper. Some days it can be a struggle and you wonder if your kid will ever be able to communicate via the written word.
If you are a mom who really doesn't know how to go about getting your kids motivated to write or are at a loss for how to provide appropriate feedback, then Night Zookeeper may just be the program you need.
What is Night Zookeeper?
Night Zookeeper is a creative writing program. It is entirely digital, which means it can be used with many different devices. (That's non-negotiable around here).
The writing program is designed to help improve the writing skills of kids from 5 to 12 (though it could probably be used a little older, as well).
It's a subscription based service, so you can sign up for just a month or you can choose a better price and sign up for quarterly or yearly. They even have family subscriptions available.
What makes Night Zookeeper different from other writing programs (and in my opinion the reason that this program is genuinely awesome) is that each student is provided personalized feedback.
So, let me walk you through a day with your student.
First, they would login into the program. The home screen has many different activities like spelling, grammar, and even art.
Your child starts with the weekly lessons with interactive videos and games. The writing projects are fun and engaging. They give students prompts by sharing stories and facts.
After your child submits the writing assignment, a tutor sends feedback about your child's assignment. It's feedback that is actionable and positive in nature.
What is included in a Night Zookeeper subscription?
At this point you're probably wondering what is included in a Night Zookeeper subscription. As I mentioned earlier, your child will receive weekly lessons that incorporate interactive video elements and games to teach essential skills. These lessons include the personalized, quick feedback from a dedicated team of tutors that is really what sets this program apart.
It also includes monthly educational printables, weekly competitions, and even publishing opportunities.
For parents, you can log into a parent dashboard that allows you to track your child’s writing, achievements, and the feedback from their tutor.
But, truthfully, is this program for you?
Not every program is for everyone. Like I said, I wish that I had discovered this writing program earlier. It isn't for teens and high school. It's really designed for elementary students and some middle schoolers.
It's also not for students who don't enjoy online learning. This program is completely online, which is a bonus in our family, but it may not be for yours.
This program would work great for reluctant writers who are motivated by games and challenges and visual learners who like the appeal of adding art to their stories.
It's is perfect for those with busy lifestyles who need a product that is mobile. And, for parents who prefer not to teach writing and need an option that gives student feedback.
Do you like discounts?
Personally, I'm a huge fan of discounts on, well, pretty much anything. Who doesn't like to save a few bucks? Then you have more money to spend on Nutella and books valuable household items for the whole family.
The folks at Night Zookeeper are offering 50% off for you today. That means the cost is $59.99 for the year for a single child ($5 a month!) or $77.99 for 2-3 children. Having that personal feedback is well worth the $5. I can guarantee you that!
Hi, I’m Dachelle. I’m a homeschooling mom of 3 in the South. I love chocolate and have been known to hide it from my children. I can often be found reading a good book (or even sometimes just an okay book) and enjoying a jar of Nutella — don’t judge. I blog, here, at HideTheChocolate.com when I’m not creating book clubs and making lists…lots and lots of lists (it’s an addiction). Learn more…