Today, I am doing a review for SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers from SmartKidz.
SmartKidz Media produces wonderful (and award winning) media for homeschooling families.
Have you ever wanted a collection of educational movies without having to buy them all? Do you want a wide variety of options without having to drag everyone out to the library? Are there days when school is just not going well and you need to change it up a little?
Well SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers is the answer!
I am so exited and thrilled to be sharing this amazing option with you!
I received a one year subscription to SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers for this review.
SmartKidz Media offers......
- Educational videos
- Animated eBooks
- Interactive Study guides
- and so much more.
Homeschoolers are provided with a variety of media supplements that offer them a rich, visual educational environment. The various media allows homeschoolers to dig deeper into the subjects they are already learning at home in their regular homeschooling curriculum. SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers gives students a whole new world in their homeschooling lessons and journey!
What can you find in the SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers?
Students and families can discover videos, ebooks, study guide, etc. Just about everything, but the kitchen sink. Students and parents will have access to a variety of topics ranging from animals, history, science, geography, world cultures, sports, and health. They will even have access to the fine arts, like music and art.
The main library page is divided into two sections for easier navigation. The two sections are Family Media and the Reading and Learning Center.
The Family Media section has two categories.......The World of Discovery and Music & Fine Arts. Under the World of Discovery section, you will find 17 options. Under the Music & Fine Arts section, you will find 8 options to choose from.
Here a just a few of the options you will have to choose from in the video sections. There are so many options to choose from. Families will definitely be able to find something to go along with anything that they are studying or will be studying.
World of Discovery
After searching through the video catalog, families and students can check out the Reading and Learning Center.
Here they will find 8 different sections....... Mighty EBook Collection, Baby Signs Program, My Animal Family, Quick Finds Study Guide, Learning Special Needs, Living Skills Program, Ready Set Sing, and the Fun Zone.
Mighty EBooks Collection
The Mighty EBook Collection can be used on any device that uses flash. So children can read them on the computer, a tablet, or even a smartphone. Great for car schooling. They have books for a wide range of ages and levels. They offer contemporary stories as well as classics. They have bible stories, silly songs, and flash animated books. The eBooks cover a wide range of topics too! Students can read Aesop Fables. They can discover the wonderful stories from The Real Mother Goose book, which was one of my favorites as a little girl!
Quick Find Study Guides
The Quick Find Study Guide offers students help in topics like math, language arts, science, social studies, and foreign language. The study guides offer definitions, rules, and examples in whatever subject they choose. They are perfect for reinforcement of topics covered in the basic subjects like spelling, math, etc.
So how did we use it?
For us, we focused on the animal videos. Animals are a constant subject my kids are always learning about. We watch educational shows on TV. We check out a tons of books and DVDs from the library. They just can't get enough of animals. My kids loved watching the videos. I loved how they could easily find an animal that they were already interested in on the video list. My son is always talking about this animal or that animal. It was nice for him to be able to find a short video on a particular animal when he was already showing an interest in it. As a homeschooling parent, I love being able to encourage their interests and likes. Simple homeschooling at its best.
I am looking forward to adding the videos and other media options to our homeschooling next year. I am already researching topics and noting what we can use for next year. I can't wait to see what else they add to their collection!
The SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers offers a membership plan for the entire family. There are 2 membership payment plans.
Monthly Membership - $10.00 a month
Yearly Membership- $99.00 for the year
They do offer a 14 day free trial membership. This is a great way to see if SmartKidz is right for your family!
There is no limit on the amount of videos that can be watched. Families can watch however many videos they want. They can watch them anywhere, anytime, and on any device that has access to the streaming. You can watch on your computers, laptop, smart phones, tablets, or T.V's.
Till next time,