Written by Kara Fleck
One of this homeschooling mom’s favorite things about YouTube is that it is available any time. Have a load of laundry to fold? Ten spare minutes with the morning coffee? Need some company while you’re doing your Sunday evening homeschool prep? Hello, YouTube!
While I do dearly love blogs and websites, sometimes it helps me to actually see and hear another person explaining something or showing how they use a resource. I’ve had more than one “ah ha!” moment thanks to YouTube.
Homeschool YouTube Channels
Here are a few of the YouTubers whose content I’m always happy to add to my Watch Later playlist:
Jamerrill’s Large Family Table – Dedicated to large family life, with batch-cooking, day-in-the-life blogs, and homeschool reviews, Jamerrill’s channel is like a conversation with an old friend. Always encouraging and full of “real life” moments, it always makes me smile to see one of her videos come up in my feed.
Knorpp & South – This family of eleven is traveling around the world after spending more than a year touring the United States in their RV. Both parents give their perspectives about their world traveling homeschool and they share their stories with a lot of humor and love. This one in particular my children love to watch with me.
Pepper & Pine – Hana’s channel is Waldorf inspired. She includes homeschool, tutorials, crafts, and DIY. I love how she includes a lot of details in her tutorials and in her curriculum and material reviews. She’s always making something beautiful and inspiring. A very sweet, gentle channel with a lot of good information presented in a friendly way.
There’s No Place Like Home – A new channel to me, Shelley is encouraging and down-to-earth. She shares her wisdom from years of homeschooling a large family. Her videos are detailed, but simple, giving good tips and ideas without a lot of “fluff.” Her video for new homescholing moms is quick, six minute pep talk gem that even this seasoned mom benefited from.
Before I leave you, I wanted to also mention my own YouTube channel. I have been sharing day-in-the-life (DITL) vlogs and some videos dedicated to my planning process.
I post once a week Sunday Sit Downs sharing what worked during the past week, what could have gone better, and my plan for the week ahead.
Here’s a recent video I put up on my channel with our plans for the 2017 – 2018 homeschool year. I’d love for you to join me and subscribe if you like what you see.
What about you? Do you have any favorite homeschooling YouTubers? Are YOU a homeschool vlogger? Please share in the comments, because I can always use some good stuff in my Watch Later list.