I started a little project for our kids yesterday. It is still pretty early stage and nothing fancy but my son wanted me to share it with, well, everyone. It is called “Stuff to teach our kids“:
Our kids, probably like yours, are insatiably curious about the world around them. I started off sharing videos with them in a playlist on YouTube. I then started finding other things elsewhere on the Web to show them and had an idea: why not create a website with videos, links and other resources that they can learn from?
This is just a little space I created for our kids. It may have stuff your kids would find interesting too. If you found interesting stuff for kids, get in touch and share it? I may share it here.
I decided to create a WordPress site for it because the stuff that my kids are interested may interest other kids and I am a fan of sharing knowledge on the Web, generally speaking.
At the moment my strategy is to write up posts with videos, quotes and links about topics our kids ask me about. I also like the idea of being able to point our kids to a single resource to begin their learning journey. I realised that I was collecting materials from all over the Web to share with them and it made sense to share it all this way.
Yesterday the kids asked me about tsunami’s so I published this:
We watched an episode of COSMOS: A Spacetime Odyssey this morning and I had to share some information about Tardigrades:
If you have any great resources, tips or fascinating topics to share with our kids, let me know? I have started compiling a list of sources I use when I want to research topics for the kids on the site.