When homeschooling multiple children, you find that having an endless supply of educational videos on hand is a priceless tool! SmartKidz Media has just that tool in their SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers.
What is SmartKidz Media?
SmartKidz Media is the best resource I have seen in some time! This is an online streaming program. A collection of over 1,000 videos, eBooks, music and study guides. After purchasing your choice of memberships, monthly for $10/month or 1 year at $99 for the year, you will have access to all of the digital content that SmartKidz Media has to offer!
This is a great resource, but is not a full curriculum. SmartKidz Media covers almost all subjects with their many different resources and can be used with all different ages.
How Did We Use SmartKidz Media?
SmartKidz Media became a part of our everyday life, in and out of homeschooling. We used this site to help enforce what we were learning, but we also used this when the kids were “bored”. Rainy days can make for grumpy kids, but when you let them have free range of a website full of videos, they start to have more fun!
Little Miss loves videos, and animals. She was the first to use this resource, and I have a feeling she will not stop using it anytime soon. She is always watching the videos when I have the big boys working on their school.
We also found the videos that mommy wanted the kids to watch based on what we were learning. There are so many different subjects, while Little Miss loved the animal ones, I was able to have Moe Man watching some of the history ones, or using the Quick Find Study Guides for different things like math or language arts.
What Did We Think?
SmartKidz Media is a hit in this house. I love the chance to let the kids watch educational TV shows. The kids loved being able to watch what they wanted on my computer. It was a win on both sides. Little Miss was all about the baby animals and has begun to tell me about her learnings now. I am always be called over to tell her the quick facts about each animal before they start that section and she is super curious about the favorite foods of each animal, although she is not happy about some of their choices!
Ray Ray is in love with watching about the strongest animals and about the different countries. He has made a list of where he wants to travel to, here’s to hoping he can find a great way to do that! Moe Man, well, he is a teenager, so he won’t tell me how much he enjoys the history videos. He won’t say that he asks to watch them over and over again, and he won’t say that he has been caught taking notes on them. But, I will say that as his mom, I think he likes it!
Even mommy likes these videos. I find myself watching them after the kids have run outside to play. I have to say that the animal soap operas are quite refreshing and funny to watch. Little Miss didn’t catch all the insider jokes, but mommy couldn’t stop laughing, so she laughed too! Our whole family was in love with the variety of shows offered on SmartKidz Media and I think your family will love them just as much!