I was provided with a complimentary subscription for myself and one of my readers to facilitate this review
This year, homeschooling has taken all sorts of interesting turns. I’ve grown comfortable with knowing that my children learn at different speeds, AND I’m accustomed to them breaking out into song whenever I bring up certain subject matter. I’m surrounded by music lovers, and I’m not sure where all of that love for music comes from, but it definitely makes my job of teaching things a bit easier. Ofttimes, I’m amazed at what comes back to memory from a song. It gets almost Broadway like during school time when I ask a question and everyone breaks out into three part harmonious chorus to answer the question. I’m pretty sure you’re wondering what CHALK Preschool Online has to do with that. No worries, I’ll tell you.
CHALK Preschool Online will debut with over 500 entertainment and learning videos, broken down into three main categories: Daily Lessons, CHALK-U-Tainment, and Hands-On Activities. A supplement to preschool learning, the comprehensive curriculum will reinforce core subjects including literacy, math, and science, as well as offer hands-on art, healthy cooking lessons, exercise demos, music and dance videos, and more. Specialized programming includes two original 30 minute series, “CHALK-Lets” and “What Do I Want To Be When I Grow Up,” hosted by young star Wyatt Oleff (Guardians of the Galaxy), who interviews everyone from Master Lego builder David Howard to Nancy Cartwright – the voice of Bart Simpson. There is also a fully-customizable playlist so that parents can focus on specific topics of interest or need. The subscription-based CHALK Preschool Online will be offered at $11.95 per month.
One of the great things about this online learning site is that it has a parent page so that I can keep track of things that I have gone over with the houseful of littles. I can plan out my daily lessons, and create playlists to supplement the curriculum that I am working on. They also have printables that I can run off in a pinch in case I need to have the children sit for a quiet time activity.
If you’re not strong in one area (for example, I’m all for art, but I can’t always think of art activities to do with the kiddos) there’s a helpful tab full of activities that are seasonally and age appropriate. The photos are large and clear, and instructions are straightforward. It’s just nice to know that in the journey of homeschooling, or even supplemental schooling in the evenings, there is somewhere for parents and caretakers to go for quick inspiration.
The tab that I am asked to click the most however is the Chalkutainment tab. The one that’s full of singing, and dancing, and LOTS of movement. It helps to solidify facts in their BIG brains, and does quite a bit in the area of getting that energy out!
The good news? I have one full year membership to give away to a reader! Just enter below, and I’ll pick a winner on April 24th.