My boys enjoy watching to learn so I make full use of Australia’s “ABC Schools Television” programs. There are some great programs available for educators to use.
During the week we watch:
We don’t watch them live though as I don’t allow the boys to watch or use any technology that early in the day. I find TV turns the brain to mush early in the day…probably later in the day too but we can tolerate it better later.
We are very blessed to have a hard drive recording device that is so easy to use. I’ve set it to tape the programs we want to watch and we watch them when it suits us…which is usually around 2 to 3pm when we’re ready to start winding down for the day. This is also a great time for us as many of these programs inspire the boys to experiment, explore or discuss so it’s the perfect time to let my little men loose with the rest of their afternoons.
Some of these programs also have their own websites with teaching resources, online activities and printables. They are often worth a look as well.
These are the websites that are linked with our favourites:
So don’t overlook free resources like these. They are great curriculum supplements, a more productive use of tv time than afternoon cartoons and they are FREE. Gotta love that! We do.