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.
I love the content.
Every single program we watch is highly educational.
There are no commercials.
Oodles of episodes are available for free, plus there is also a free trial.
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 fall beverages!)
Today, I’d like to chat about how we will be using CuriosityStream in our homeschool this fall!
How to Sneak in Learning and Have Fun with CuriosityStream
Disclosure: This post is part of a 4-month series featuring how we use CuriosityStream in our homeschool. We are honored to work with CuriosityStream. I was compensated for our time to write this review but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own, and if you’ve been following this site you already know we adore this service.
CuriosityStream is one of my favorite fun homeschool resources
CuriosityStream is fascinating, educational, affordable, easy-to-use virtually anywhere, and constantly updated.
I use it all the time.
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.
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.
Now, I’d like to share what is new at CuriosityStream this fall and the programs that we are excited to watch!
(Fergus Femur, our fall friend, is also excited about CuriosityStream’s fall content!)
CuriosityStream is a screen that I never feel guilty about!
CuriosityStream: What’s new this fall?
If you are familiar with CuriosityStream, I am sure you’ve noticed some wonderful changes over the past month.
CuriosityStream now offers 18 of their most popular documentaries for FREE. This allows you to check out the content with no obligation.
I love listening to my children talk about the CuriosityStream documentaries they watch together!
In addition to the eighteen free shows, CuriosityStream is still offering its free trial. That means you can watch eighteen incredible documentaries and then sign up for more free content!
If you do decide to subscribe, the standard definition and high definition plans are now combined at the $2.99/month rate. That means if you have been watching CuriosityStream in SD (like me), you get a free HD upgrade this month! (Woohoo!) And, if you have been paying $5.99/month for HD, you will get the same plan for just $2.99/month.
How our family plans to have fun with CuriosityStream this September and October:
I have to say, we are most excited for the premiere of Age of Big Cats on September 19th at 8:00 pm ET. (If you are on Instagram, you can see a behind-the-scenes peek here.)
- Ancient Earth:
My boys are still deep into all things dinosaurs and they have been enjoying this series which focuses on what life looked like during the Permian, Triassic, and Cretaceous periods. We started it last month and will continue to watch it this month!
- DeBugged (new this month):
If you have an insect lover at home, you’ll love this documentary. It focuses on insects, including many you’ve never heard of! Plus, learn about fascinating adaptations and get close-up views of the creepy-crawlies!
- Leonardo: The Mystery of the Lost Portrait:
This is one that I plan on watching. Yes, you read that correctly- I often watch CuriosityStream without the kids around! I am fascinated by Leonardo da Vinci and can’t wait to dive into this one.
- The Norwegian Fjords: Life in the Twilight (new this month):
This film looks absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous and I have no doubt my kids will want to watch it, too!
- Underwater Wonders of the National Parks:
My family has dreams of traveling cross-country to visit many of the National Parks we have watched documentaries about and read about. We are excited to watch this 7-part series on the underwater aspects of the National Parks.
I cannot walk into a room and see my kids hanging with Fergus Femur and NOT laugh. It’s endlessly hilarious!
Are you unfamiliar with CuriosityStream? Here’s the scoop…
CuriosityStream delivers over 1,500 titles, including high-quality documentaries and series created by the world’s most accomplished producers. CuriosityStream was founded by John Hendricks, founder of Discovery Communications, the parent company of – among others- Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, and Science.
Plans start at $2.99/month or $19.99/year after a 7-day free trial. Educate, inspire, and entertain your family whenever and wherever you want to watch. You can watch CuriosityStream’s award-winning documentaries on mobile, tablet, computer, or TV. And, you can cancel anytime!
CuriosityStream offers the following categories of educational programming:
- Artificial Intelligence
- Privacy & Security
- Social Web
- Natural Habitats
- Prehistoric Creatures
- Human Spirit
- Dramatic & Performing Arts
- Character & Values
- Health & Wellness
CuriostyStream also offers gift cards!
If you have grandparents or aunts and uncles asking what to get your kiddos for back-to-school, birthdays, or holidays, have them give CuriosityStream. It is the perfect gift for those insatiable little minds in your life.
Read other posts in this series
- CuriosityStream will Boost Summer Learning
- How to Use Educational Video Streaming in Your Homeschool
- Curiosity Stream: A Lifesaver for Homeschooling Parents
- CuriosityStream: How to make the back-to-school transition a fun one
If you’d like to see other homeschool resources we adore and learn a bit about our homeschool routine, you might enjoy these posts:
- Homeschool Curriculum: How to Ditch the Schedule and Embrace a Lifestyle
- 2018-19 Homeschool Curriculum: 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade
- Homeschool Curriculum: 1st, 2nd, and 4th grade 2017-2018
- 2016-2017 Homeschool Curriculum: K, 1st, and 3rd grade
- Homeschool Curriculum: Pre-K, K, and 2nd grade 2015-2016
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Now, it’s your turn. Tell me: Does your family have fun with CuriosityStream, too? Share here!
Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast and is co-founder of Raising Poppies, a community for parents of gifted and twice-exceptional children. Cait is also founder of the Family Book Club at My Little Poppies, a fantastic community of book-loving parents and the Gameschool Community at My Little Poppies, a vibrant community of gameschoolers.
Cait is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and GeekMom. Her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram
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