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Screens with kids work together like bread and butter, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Visual learning with videos can be a powerful tool, and kids can access tons of videos right from the screens they love.

No, we are not talking about YouTube and Netflix here. There are many other ways in which children can interact, create videos, and learn from them. Most of them are free!

Here are some of our favorite ways to turn your kids’ screens into educational devices using videos.

Choose educational media channels

The hardest part about video learning is replacing the non-educational content that kids love with high-quality video. Fortunately, there is no shortage of study materials.

You can start with materials provided by well-known sources such as the British Council, Sesame Street, and National Geographic.

If you want to customize classroom educational videos for your kids, you can search by topic on channels like FreeSchool and Homeschool Pop.

All video sources above are free!

There are many other sources of video content to choose from. We recommend choosing a few different voice actors and visual styles. This helps keep things interesting over time.

Make a monitoring plan

Your kids will have many useful moments by watching the educational videos, but they will be more engaged if you set a schedule for watching. This ensures that the correct videos are watched in the correct order (eg they learn what an atom is before they learn about protons and neutrons).

You, as parents, can participate, too. If you know what your kids are watching, you can ask them questions later to show your interest and spark their interest. This can spark a lot of great conversations and help children develop their passion.

Connect video content to real life

The next step is to convert video content into interactive learning. If your child watches space videos, take a trip to the planetarium at the weekend. Once they learn geography, bake an America shaped cake and name all the states with icing!



Fun with stop motion
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There are many ways to bring video content into the real world. This type of learning is particularly effective. Interactive activities like this encourage critical thinking and help children absorb 6 times more information than traditional learning.

Shooting home videos

Why not encourage your kids to make their own videos instead of just watching them?

If you have a computer or tablet, it will likely come with video editing software pre-installed. Do you need some cool effects? You can get all this for free online, including free sound effects, royalty-free videos and music.

Your kids now have everything they need to make a movie. All you have to do is open the app and show them how to get started.

Creating video projects is a great brain exercise because it requires a lot of creative and organizational skills. And because it is so practical, even young children can learn how to become a good director, actor or cinematographer.

Creating videos from a young age can develop into a lifelong passion and a useful skill for the future. You also get a library of great movies to enjoy for a lifetime.

Fun with stop motion

You don’t need complicated video editing software to create fun stop motion animations. Kids can use action figures, dolls, play dough or anything else to create simple animations. Simply take photos of a series of events and create a slideshow to bring them to life.

You’ll be amazed at how creative kids can be (and spend a lot of time) creating their stop-motion productions.

Screens aren’t always bad

Your kids may never get used to the idea of ​​picking up the old technology called ‘the book’. But this is not a problem! Children can access more education than ever before through the screens they are already addicted to. It’s almost too easy! All you have to do is add some structure and incentives, and the videos will do the rest.

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