This is a review of SchoolhouseTeachers.com. The website is easy to navigate and the tabs on the top of the home page show you exactly where you can find what you are looking for. There are online classes, tutorials for how to use the different features, the just for parents section is great if you are looking for classes for yourself and they even have ebooks for parents. If you ever run into a problem the staff is quick to get back to you about your inquiry. There is also a planning section where you can print calendars, get course info, build a custom schedule and so much more! This review is going to focus on the World Book, the course American History for Beginners, the video library, and Preschool Playground. These are the areas our family used the most so that is why they will be the focus of this review.
This is a screenshot of what the home screen for the World Book looks like. The WorldBook is packed full of videos and ebooks to help with your child’s learning. It is broken down by grade level and you can even the resources. The videos are colorful and entertaining. There were a 5th grader and a preschooler who watched the videos and they both said that they learned from and enjoyed the videos. There were plenty of ebooks to choose from for each grade level and the 5th grader had fun clicking through and picking some he wanted to read out. The World Book is more than an online Encylopedia it is a whole world of learning!
American History for Beginners
This is an interactive course offered on the website.
This is what the home screen for the course looks like, there are downloadable lessons that you will use to teach your student. There are 34 lessons in all for this course and students learn about Christopher Columbus, New World Explorers, Sir Walter Raleigh, and Roanoke Island and so much more. The pictures below is a screenshots of what the lessons look like. The second picture is of my 5th grader using the class.
You read through the lessons and there are clickable links throughout the text to learn more about certain things. An example would be in lesson one, they mention parrots and the word is highlighted blue, your student can click on that to learn more about parrots. There are also links to more info at the end of each lesson. Each lesson wasn’t very long but was packed full of information, my 5th grader pictured here was excited to learn more outside of this course because of what he learned while going through the class. He said it was exciting and made him feel as if he ended the course with a lot more knowledge then he had going in. The lessons are easy and simple to follow and don’t add so much information that the student is left filling overwhelmed. There is just enough to make the student learn but leave them hungry for more. All in all the course was set up for ease of use, was student and parently-friendly. My 5th grader loved learning this way and said he would recommend it to other homeschoolers. Our family as a whole would recommend this course any other families looking for lessons/classes.
The video library is full of videos! They are colorful, engaging, and informative. There are videos for every grade level and subject. They even offer videos for foreign language and electives. My family used them a lot since joining SchoolhouseTeachers.com. My 5th grader loved the art videos the most and my preschooler loved the Bible video Bedbug Bible Gang. We all loved that they were wholesome videos that teach in a very straightforward manner. These videos are a great addition to what your students are already learning!
If you have a preschooler the Preschool Playground would be a great thing for you to use. The lessons are taught via videos, they offer Bible, language arts, multi-subject, numbers, patterns and cognitive skills, manners and healthy habits, arts, crafts and music, and science. You can access the videos through the World Book. My preschooler laughed, clapped and repeated what was being taught. She asked me to play some videos more than once. They are tailored perfectly to this age group, fast moving, bright and engaging! We will continue to use the Preschool Playground for a long time! I think once you try it for yourself you will agree it’s a great way to get preschoolers interested in learning.
My family’s overall opinion on SchoolhouseTeachers.com is that it is an amazing tool that can help you in many areas of your homeschool. They offer courses, lesson planning, recordkeeping, planners, printable calendars, resources for grades pre-k-12th and much more! There is something for everyone in your family! We would tell anyone who asked our thoughts on it to give it a try! If you want to join there is a discount code right now! When you go to check out just enter
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