As a homeschooling parent of three, my older kids and I are big fans of the Crash Course educational video series on YouTube which has helped my teens learn more about complex subjects like molecules and the French Revolution. But I’ve found that these fast-talking, info-packed tutorials can be a bit much for my fourth grader to digest. So, I’m thrilled to learn that a new series, Crash Course Kids, has just been launched with the aim of educating younger kids too.
Crash Course Kids plans to launch two new videos each week, with an initial focus on fifth grade science, for which I’m eternally grateful — since teaching the details of science is definitely not my forte.
I love that each video is under four minutes long, as opposed to the much longer 10-15 minute Crash Course videos which can seem to go on forever for my 10 year old. And though four minutes doesn’t sound like a long time, host Sabrina Cruz packs some great information, graphics, and fun facts into each topic.
Teachers will like that the videos align with fifth grade standards, and I like that it holds my kids’ attention and, most importantly, presents important information in a way that is fun and memorable. Now, I’m just holding out for a Crash Course Kids Math series.