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We have so much fun with CuriosityStream over here, you guys. I know I gush about this resource all the time, but it is with good reason!

My children love CuriosityStream’s content. Better yet? I love the content! (I've been known to watch a documentary after the kids are in bed!)

Every single program is highly educational.

There are no commercials.

Oodles of episodes are available for free, plus there is also a free trial. (More on that in a minute, so keep reading!)

As a subscriber, I get all of this content – with new titles added all the time- for only $2.99 a month. 

(That’s less than the cost of one of those fancy coffee beverages we all adore!)

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But first...

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The Lazy Homeschooler's Guide to Unit Studies


Do you want to raise curious, joyful, lifelong learners?

Unit studies can help!

Learn how to create super-simple, effective, and completely engaging unit studies that the whole family will love.

Each lesson includes actionable PDFs and printables to help you get off and running.

Embrace those rabbit holes and surrender to delight-driven learning while crossing off those nagging homeschool must-dos.

Get ready for more joy and less overwhelm today!

Join Lazy Unit Study 101:

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Gameschooling: Add more play to your homeschool day 

{Digital Course with printable resources}

We all know play is an essential part of child development, but how do you fit it in when you have a huge homeschool to-do list?

Homeschooling can be almost all fun and games.

Gameschooling is the intersection of play and homeschooling and it can change your entire homeschool atmosphere for the better!

Play can boost connection, fuel learning, and revolutionize your homeschool routine.

Coming soon!

Join the waitlist for early access and a subscriber-only discount:

How to Rock THE MOST IMPORTANT PART of Your Homeschool Day | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, MA/CAGS, My Little Poppies

How to Rock THe Most Important Part of Your homeschool Day


Reading aloud is the single most important thing you can do for your child's future academic success. (And we have decades of research to prove it!)

Reading aloud also offers a host of non-academic benefits. Plus, reading aloud makes lifelong family memories!

Learn how to start your homeschool day with the most important thing.

Find a read-aloud routine that works for your unique family and fuel learning throughout the day.  

Coming soon!

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What is CuriosityStream?

CuriosityStream is the home of award-winning documentaries. You can educate, inspire, and entertain your family whenever and wherever you want. 

You can watch CuriosityStream on mobile, tablet, computer, and TV.

CuriosityStream delivers over 2,000+ titles, including high-quality documentaries and series created by the world’s most accomplished producers.  

There are absolutely no commitments. You can cancel anytime.

And plans start at just $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year... after a 7-day free trial.

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CuriosityStream is an incredible value

I discovered CuriosityStream several years ago and once my free trial elapsed, I happily signed up for the membership at only $2.99 per month. 

For me, it was a no-brainer. The value is absolutely incredible!

CuriosityStream is a resource we use all the time and across various subjects. It is something I rely on for unit studies, lazy unit studies, rabbit trails, cruddy weather days, under-the-weather days, and just-for-fun.

I recommend it all the time to homeschool and public school friends.

It is one of my top five go-to homeschool resources, hands-down.

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Look how little my kids were when we first fell in love with CuriosityStream!

Try CuriosityStream for free

CuriosityStream has 18 of its most popular episodes available online for free. No sign-up required!

In addition to these eighteen free shows, CuriosityStream offers a 7-day free trial.

That means you can watch eighteen incredible documentaries and then sign up for more free content!

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Why CuriosityStream works great for homeschoolers

I know there are several options available for video streaming, including some big name favorites.

The problem I run into is this…

I’ll head to one of those big name video services, and my kids will immediately see something shiny and completely non-educational (I am looking at you Boss Baby!)… and then they don’t want to watch the educational programming. 

(And my kids LOVE documentaries!)

But with CuriosityStreameverything is educational. 

It’s a treasure-trove of documentaries, without the distraction of commercials or less-educational programming. And unlike YouTube, there is no need to worry about your children stumbling into the danger zone. (Kara always says, "When you're on YouTube, you're only three clicks away from a tush!")

I digress...

Do you want to hear my kiddos talk about what they love about CuriosityStream

I have a video for you!

The sale mentioned in this video has ended, and there is obviously no "swipe up" feature here in a blog post, but the content in the video is GOLD because it's my kiddos explaining what they love about CuriosityStream.

CuriosityStream Recommendations

Lately, I have received a lot of e-mails and DMs about CuriosityStream. Everyone wants to know the documentaries we have loved. Now, because we have loved CuriosityStream for years, it's impossible for me to recall all of the documentaries we have loved.  

I decided it might be helpful to create a living list of recommendations- one that I add to regularly!

I'm starting fresh. We are listing many of the documentaries we have enjoyed recently, and we will add to this list throughout the year!

If you have a documentary you have adored, please feel free to share it with us! We are always looking to add to our watchlist!

  • A Curious World
  • Ancient Earth
  • Animal Super Senses
  • A Winter's Tale: The Journey of Snowy Owls
  • Chief's Part One: Sitting Bull
  • Children of the Wild
  • Conversations with Dolphins
  • Crocodiles: Caring Killers
  • Curious Minds: Dinosaurs
  • David Attenborough's Ant Mountain
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Ice Age Giants: Land of the Saber-Tooth
  • Infinite Rainbows
  • Innovation Nation with Mo Rocca
  • Inside the Human Body 
  • Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown
  • Man's First Friend
  • Miracles of Nature
    • Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
    • Ocean Stories: Dolphins and Whales
    • Prescription: Nutrition
    • Rock the Park
    • Scanning the Pyramids
    • Shark Dive
    • Southern Africa: The Quest for Water
    • Spiders
    • Steve Backshall's Extreme Mountain Challenge

    • Super Smart Animals: Social Intelligence

    • The History of Food

    • The Making of David Attenborough's Ant Mountain

    • The Rise and Fall of the T-Rex

    • The Secret Life of Dogs

    • The Truth About Healthy Eating

    • Underwater Wonders of the National Parks

    • Walking with Beasts

    • Walking with Dinosaurs

    • Wild Galapagos with Mike Rowe

    Don't miss our other living resource pages for 2019:

    2019 Book


    A living list of all the books we are reading/have loved this year, organized by subject and category!

    2019 Amazon Recommendations

    All of our favorite homeschool resources, from games to books to other creative resources. And they are all organized by category!

    2019 Gameschool


    Stay tuned! This page is coming soon my gameschool friends!

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    Other favorite homeschool resources

    We use a patchwork of creative resources and they change from year-to-year. Here are some of the resources we've been loving this year: