YouTube: An Educational Tool?

Yep. Youtube is an excellent tool when it comes to homeschooling (or really just learning with your kids or enhancing what they learn at a traditional school). Here are some of my favorite Youtube educational channels and videos:

KidsTV123

KidsTV123

This one is my favorites. KidsTV123 has a TON of really great videos that my kids love. Counting, ABC’s, shapes, and more all taught through fun songs. We have a lot of fun on this channel.

SesameStreet

SesemeStreet

This also has ABC’s, but I think it’s more helpful for it’s situational teaching. For instance, there is a video about respecting people, a video about the first day of school, a video about sharing, etc. SesemeStreet also has videos for explaining things like what “sturdy” means.

Hoopla Kids

hoopla

We haven’t used this one a lot, but I like the videos about rhyming. They have lots of videos I haven’t sifted through yet.

Wee Bee World 

WeeBee

Wee Bee World has some great math videos for toddlers and young children. My son loves their counting videos more than other channels’. There are some great videos for introducing addition as well.

El Perro y El Gato

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El Perro y El Gato are really cute and sometimes hilarious videos for introducing spanish to little kiddos. It’s easier to find them if you just search YouTube for “El Perro y El Gato”. They speak in both English and Spanish and have a few vocab words for each video that pop up. I really like these, but I haven’t watched all of them yet. I would suggest watching them first, taking notes, writing down vocab words, and watching the same video with your kids several times so they can really get the most of the conversation in Spanish.

So, those are some of the most helpful YouTube sites I’ve come across. They are a great supplement to our regular homeschool curriculum! Do you use YouTube or know of any great educational channels not listed?

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