If you’ve followed me here on my blog for a while, you know I’m a big fan of using online resources to enrich our homeschool. These are some of my favorite resources to use. We use them often, and some of them are used on a weekly basis.
This is by far the most popular one among my littlest two. They offer a variety of educational shows from learning how to count, practicing phonics, and learning your ABC’s. They also have great resources for really young ones which help them learn colors and animals. You can check out some of my favorite resources for Preschool and Kindergarten here.
Amazon Instant Video
This is one that we’ve slowly been turning to recently. I think they’ve improved their selections because I don’t remember finding so many great resources in their library this time last year. One of our particular favorites is their Travel with Kids series. They go to places like Paris, Hawaii, Scotland, London, New York, and Mexico. Find out more HERE.
YouTube is one of my favorites. There seems to be an endless library of resources on YouTube for learning. And as education is becoming more creative, it’s filling up even more! YouTube works much like Google or Pinterest. You type in what you’re searching for in the search box, and it will populate results based on your query. I would recommend placing the videos in a playlist so you can control what videos playback to back. You can also check out this great article on how to tweak the security on YouTube. Some of my favorite channels on YouTube include TED-Ed and Socratica Kids. You can follow my YouTube Learning board on Pinterest to keep up with some great educational videos I find on YouTube!
Much like Google Earth, you can see real pictures of the place you’re searching for. Go into your google maps, type in Eiffel Tower. Click on “see inside” and you’ll be taken right into the Eiffel Tower! You can also search for cities or countries, then click “street view” to navigate the streets of that area. My kids LOVE this!
What are some of your favorite ways to incorporate the digital world into your homeschool?