There are a lot of terrific educational videos on the Internet. Unfortunately, it can be time consuming and tedious to search for the good ones. And if you want to make sure it is entirely appropriate for your child, you usually have to watch it through once first before you show it to your child.
WatchKnow is a resource site that makes it a lot easier for you to easily locate the great educational videos on youtube by subject and age group. The subjects are broken down into:
- language arts
- social studies
- physical and health education
- computers and technology
- the arts
- life skills
- vocational and career development
- philosophy, religion and ethics
- hobbies and crafts
- holidays and special days
Each video also has a recommended age range that it is suitable for. You can find videos on anything you could possibly want to teach your child. And for education on the go, there is also a WatchKnow App for iPhones and iPads.
Here’s one on the inside of a Harley:
Here’s one on how the planets were formed:
WatchKnow contains videos from a variety of sources on the Internet, not just Youtube. HowStuffWorks, PBS Teachers, and TED are just some of the other sites listed. Although there are a lot of educational videos available on the Internet, not all sites are kid friendly. WatchKnow aims to index over 50,000 educational videos by the end of 2011 so this will be the site to check if you need to find an appropriate video to teach your child about a specific subject.