Have you heard of SmartKidz Media?
I had not heard of it until it came up as a company I would have the opportunity to review through the TOS crew. When I checked it out, I found how much they have on their site!!
My family received a complimentary one year subscription to the SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers!!
This program is an online streaming website. You will need an internet connection or a device that has wifi, like smart phones or tablets.
We don’t own a tablet of any kind, but having this subscription makes me wonder if we should get one for road trips! Having the watch them on our phone is fine, but it’s just a small screen for 3 kids to have to share.
I know lots of homeschoolers that consider a tablet a must! I prefer to have a real book in my hand, so getting books on a tablet never really interested me. For videos and educational games, I can totally see the allure!
When you log in to the website, it will take you to the main page. At the top of this page is a row of menu tabs for you to choose from.
As you can see there is a wide selection of topics!
And, really, looking at it this way, you still don’t get the full picture. There are SO MANY things to do on this site!!
When you click on any of those colored tabs, you will get a drop down of MORE tabs.
The first few sections are all about animals. Which is great. It immediately pulled my kids in to the site!
They love Animal Planet, but we don’t have cable, so the only time they can watch it is when we are out of town.
With SmartKidz Media, they can watch lots of animal videos anytime they want.
Now, I know there are other sites you can watch animal videos. We have watched them on YouTube and other places on the internet too.
The problem with those sites is that they usually suggest other videos to watch that may or may not be appropriate for your family. Plus, they usually have ads. And, again, those ads may or may not be appropriate for your family.
SmartKidz media only has information that is appropriate for kids. You don’t have to worry about your kids clicking on anything on the site. It is ALL safe!
Notice under that animals tab where it says “Action Sports- Coming soon!”?? My son is super excited about that one becoming available!!
And, just staying on that one tab, they have videos on different cultures, health and fitness (for moms and kids… Pilates, bodyforming, pregnancy, and ones just for kids), history, science, cooking, and geography.
On the next tab, your kids can learn all about different musicians, as well as the music of different cultures.
Following the tabs, next you have the Mighty EBook Collection with lots of flash animated eBooks for kids ages 2 – 8.
Next is the Baby Signs videos. In this section, they also have potty training videos. Thankfully, I don’t need any of those!!
Then, the next tab has more animal videos! This tab is called My Animal Family and the videos in it are super cute! They are all about animal families!
In the top row of videos a “kid” from one of those animal families tells you all about how their family lives. It is super cute… the animal has a little kid voice and it’s all from their perspective. We loved those.
The next row is more for the older kids (although my older kids still enjoyed the top row). And then the bottom is super fun because it is a bunch of songs about animals.
Can you tell my family likes learning about animals????
Next up on the menu is the study guides.
In addition to those in the picture, they also have science and social studies. And soon, they will have accounting and foreign language, too!
This is a great place of reference! Normally, when we would want info like this we would hit up google. Now I can just tell the kids to go to SmartKidz Media!!
There is also a whole tab just for special needs learners. I don’t have any in my home, but if you do, please check it out. It has so many options!
The next tab is the Living Skills Program. It is “coming soon”, but when it is ready it will have lots of songs for your young ones on character, responsibility and early learning.
Then there is “Ready, Set, Sing”. It is what you might think it is… songs!! And lots of them!!
The last tab is called “Fun Zone”. My 7 year old especially loved this area. It has lots of fun games to play!
We have really enjoyed this website and will definitely continue to use it on a weekly basis!
I highly suggest you check them out. You have nothing to lose, because they offer a 14 day free trial!!
Information at a glance:
What is it? It is the SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers… a site with so many media options, you really have to check it out yourself to get a true idea!!
For whom? Families wanting media they can trust. There are things on the site for all ages… Seriously… check out the collection.
How much is it? $10 per month or $99 if you prepay for a whole year. You can also get a 14 day free trial if you want to check it out for a couple of weeks before you make a purchase. And the free trial is actually built in to any subscription you choose. So you will get 2 weeks for free before you are billed anything.
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