Kids Discover Online is an inquiry-based learning site that combines reading, science, and social studies. In fact, there are 1,500 beautiful (really, they’re visually stunning!) science and social studies topics (all vetted by subject experts) available in 3 readings levels. The 3 Lexile® Reading levels take into account grammar, vocabulary and sentence length – perfect for boosting your child’s reading comprehension.
Here’s a video about Kids Discover Online, and why it might be a good fit for your homeschool.
Better yet, just look at the Kids Discover Online homepage – it’s beautiful – and its chock full of great science and social studies info.
Here’s an article that caught my son’s attention. Who doesn’t want to know about mummies? BTW – Free Topics rotate each week and 20% of the library is always free. This means “How a Mummy is Prepared” might not necessarily be free each week (so, in case you click on it and it’s not free, that’s why).
Quick Reads are also interesting (found on KidsDiscover.com) – I wanted to read about the woman that invented the dishwasher (don’t we all owe her a debt of gratitude?!) – while my daughter was interested in the crayon article. Here’s something I bet you didn’t know – all crayons used to be black!
Now, take a look at the Kids Discover Maps below – they’re really cool. This visual concept map connects the dots across different subject areas and different time periods. This brings up topics that aren’t even on your child’s radar, shows how topics are related, and it helps cultivate a child’s ability to connections independently.
You can see the screens my daughter chose today – first life science – then dogs.
When you click on one of the above, you’re taken to an informative article (not great for a screen shot, but good info).
You can sign up for free, or pay for a family plan. At first we chose the free version.