A Safe Way For Kids To Be Online with Kids Email

Did any of you give your kids a tablet for Christmas? My husband and I did. We want our daughter to be able to complete some school assignments in the car as well as read great eBooks. (And our kids being able to watch Finding Nemo on the tablet during a recent road trip was a fun perk!)

What we don’t want however is the scary stuff that comes with having internet access. We want to be smart and proactive about keeping our kids safe online.

One way to do that is with Kids Email.

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Kids Email protects kids while simultaneously giving them freedom. Some features of kids email include mail monitoring, time restrictions, a mail queue, a block-sender list, contact manager, GPS tracker, and more! You can read about each safety feature here.

In addition to safety, Kids Email offers a lot of fun too! From the ability to read e-mails out loud, to offering a drawing board, to an advanced mode for older kids, this is a program the entire family is sure to love!

The best part? You can try it for FREE for 30 days!

And that’s not all! Valued at $68.90 each, Kids Email is giving away 1 year of Kids Email and My Kids Browser to 3 Blog Award Winners – you can keep your kids safe online by having a safe e-mail account and safe web browser.

Thank you, Kids Email!

To connect with Kids Email for free tips & deal updates, you can visit them on their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

 

Davonne (16 Posts)

Davonne Parks is a married Christian homeschool mom who began teaching her children at home in 2009. She blogs about cultivating a heart for motherhood, as well as organization and simplicity, at DavonneParks.com. Davonne believes that some of life’s richest moments happen when we embrace the beauty of imperfection as we extend grace to ourselves and others. She’s written two eBooks, “101 Time-Saving Tips for Busy Moms” (free to her blog subscribers) and “28 Days to Timeliness: Tips and Confessions from a Semi-Reformed Late Person.”


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Top Ten Favorite Educational Shows on Netflix: The Older Crowd

Last week we shared with you our favorite Netflix shows for the younger set. This week, we bring you our Top Ten Favorite Educational Shows on Netflix. for the older crowd.

Top 10 Netflix shows for homeschoolers

 

 

Every family is different, so please review any show before letting your kids watch it to ensure it fits your family.

Ten Favorite Educational Shows on Netflix for the Older Crowd

 

  1. MythBusters– Do not try this at home folks! Adam and Jamie, with their team, examine common myths and legends to see if they could have actually happened. Be sure to check out their Big Blasts Collection too!
  2. Drive Thru History-Dave Stotts takes you on the most entertaining trek through Ancient Greece and Rome in Season 1 of Drive Thru History. This history documentary emphasizes Christianity’s positive role in Western civilization. The humor may be lost on the younger kids, but parents will enjoy!
  3. Modern Marvels– From the Brooklyn Bridge to Extreme Gadgets, Modern Marvels digs deep to explain the history behind some of our greatest achievements.
  4. Electric Company– This modern take on the 70’s classic teaches new words using Hip Hop and R&B.
  5. How It’s Made– Take a tour through factories and see how everything from band aids to contact lenses are made.
  6. National Geographic- National Parks– National Geographic has a wide variety of topics available on Netflix. National Parks might be our favorite, but they also include episodes on the FBI and Tornadoes.
  7. Man vs. Wild– Follow ex-special forces soldier Bear Grylls and he tries to find somewhere on Earth he can’t survive. So far, he can survive anywhere.
  8. Beakman’s World– Do miss the big hair and wacky antics of the early 90’s? Nah, me either. But watching someone else act goofy while educating my kids- bring it on! Prof. Beakman uses some crazy antics, quick costume changes and a giant rat (okay, man in a rat suit) to demonstrate even complicated scientific principles.
  9. TED Talks-This is another collection of short videos, on a variety of subjects. From the TED Conferences, TEDTalks videos include reputable current scientists and professors (and more) sharing ideas and explaining new things. Also check out their Education Site with more videos: http://ed.ted.com/.
  10. Destination Truth– Do you have a monster lover? Host Josh Gates goes to remote places, learns about geography and culture, and then investigates the myths and monsters of the world. From Loch Ness to haunted Mosques to Icelandic Elves, Destination Truth is there. Note: Some episodes may be a bit scary for more sensitive kids.

Do you have a favorite Netflix show?

Have you checked out the Homeschooling with Netflix Facebook Group?

Join us next week for a new Top Ten List from our team!

Lisa Baldwin (61 Posts)

Disciple of Christ, Wife, Mother of Four, Homeschooler, Crafter, Designer (Graphics and CSS/HTML), Blogger. I share too much, laugh at the wrong things, and fall on my backside regularly. Thank goodness Jesus ignores all of that and loves me anyway.


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Top Ten Favorite Educational Shows on Netflix

We have run out of Top Ten Blog lists to share with you from last year’s award season. We have enjoyed the Top Ten List posts, so we are going to stick with that format for a while and bring you some of our favorites.

This week, we bring you our Top Ten Favorite Educational Shows on Netflix!

Top Ten Favorite Educational Shows on Netflix

Our team is large and diverse, so of course we had a hard time narrowing it down to just ten. So I divided them up into two groups: The Younger Crowd and The Older Crowd. This week- The Younger Crowd.

 

Ten Favorite Educational Shows on Netflix for the Younger Crowd

  1. Blue’s Clues-Designed for Preschoolers, this series uses live action and animation to increase memory, inspire creative thinking and promote problem solving as Blue leaves clues to help her friend Steve complete challenges.
  2. Dora the Explorer– Dora and her friends, using English and Spanish, show you how to get things done focusing on understanding sequence of events and problem solving.
  3. Leap Frog – multiple videos for Preschoolers teaching shapes, letters, numbers, phonics and more!
  4. SuperWhy –Teaches the fundamentals of reading with interactive adventures through classic children’s stories.
  5. The Color Crew-Animated crayons introduce the preschool crowd (and younger) to the colors of the rainbow and help teach the names of everyday objects and animals.
  6. Tillie Knock Knock– For the 2-4 year olds, Tillie plays a game of guess who, teaching kids about animal names and sounds.
  7. Guess with Jess– Empowering kids to ask big questions, Jess the cat begins each episode with a big questions. This leads to more questions and testing different ideas to find the correct answer.
  8. Frannie’s Feet-At Franny’s Grandfather’s shoe shop, Franny tries on shoes that were brought in for repair. Each pair sending her on a magical world adventure!
  9. WordGirl– Becky might appear to me your average fifth grader, but she’s an alien superhero with a monkey sidekick set to fight crime and enrich your vocabulary.
  10. Jeff Corwin Experience– Follow Animal Planet’s Jeff Corwin as he gets up close and a little too personal with some of the most interesting animals our world has to offer.

Do you have a favorite Netflix show?

Have you checked out the Homeschooling with Netflix Facebook Group?

Come back next week to see our The Older Crowd list!

Lisa Baldwin (61 Posts)

Disciple of Christ, Wife, Mother of Four, Homeschooler, Crafter, Designer (Graphics and CSS/HTML), Blogger. I share too much, laugh at the wrong things, and fall on my backside regularly. Thank goodness Jesus ignores all of that and loves me anyway.


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