You’re children love to watch TV and can’t wait for their favorite shows. It’s difficult for you to tear them away from the TV to get their school started. They’re rather play than look sit down with their school books.
You’re pulling your hair out because you don’t want to be that mean mom barking orders at your kids, but you really need to get some school done.
Why not integrate TV and your homeschool with some fun videos and see how it makes a huge difference.
Wait until you see the cool freebie!
Introduce new topics with a video
If you want to drum up interest to a new topic you’ll be covering in your homeschool, do it with a video. With history and science this can be quite easy. We’re in the midst of a space unit study and it’s been so easy to find interesting free videos on Youtube to get your kids interested in space.
My son watched a documentary on the failed space missions and learned how they were caused and he was so interested in it, he still talks about it.
Supplement your main curriculum
While books, writing assignments and hands-on projects are a wonderful way for kids to explore their favorite subjects. Nothing can describe seeing a great white shark hunting a seal in the vast ocean. They’re no longer inanimate objects or just a picture in a book. They’re a real life being and seeing them in their natural environment is amazing.
For visual learners this will definitely enhance your teachings and help them place all the different parts you’ve been learning together.
As a reward for finishing their work
Seriously, we don’t watch a lot of TV so when the kids know that when their done they can watch a show from an educational site, they get pretty excited. Some TV is better than no TV, at least for my kids.
From October 24th until November 1st, it’s Homeschool Week at Streamable Learning, you can attend any of their live streaming events for FREE.
To grab your free week of learning and get the best deal, you can try it out for a week then pay $39.99/year which is a discount from their usual $49.99/year price.
They have content from various Museums and centers like the Alaska Sea Life Center, B4STEM Inc., California Academy of Science, Center for Birds of Prey. Dolphin Research Center, Royal Botanical Gardens, Toy Museum of NY and more.
All of the events are stream live, some of multiple times to choose from, a recording is not always available so you’d need to be at the live event to catch it.
They’re lecture times are always during the week in the day, mostly between 11am-2pm. We don’t have too many outside commitments so we’ve been able to attend some of them live and they’re very interactive.
The presentations have been a mixture of slides,videos and live demonstrations, they dissected a squid and cuttlefish in the cephalopod event which was really cool.
The lecturers allow questions at the end sometimes and it’s cool to see the kids have their questions answered.
The majority of the events have been at science centers, there’s been stuff on cephalopods, sharks and sea turtles as well as literature and language arts events which I have not attended.
Be sure to visit now for your free trial week and get a discount while you’re at it.
Disclosure: I am in a partnership with Streamable Learning and I received
Compensation as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.