We recently had the opportunity to review the Homeschool Special offered by Marshmedia.
For more than forty years, MarshMedia has been providing educational videos for children that teaches them about life around them and the rapidly changing world. For most of this time, these videos have been made available to larger schools/districts. Now they have opened up their world of videos to the homeschool community through their Homeschool Special subscription.
When I first logged into Marshmedia, I wasn't sure what to expect. They offer a variety of videos centered around health education studies. Currently there are 54 videos available for streaming which cover a variety of topics such as:
Their health education products are written for Grades K through 8. We actually used the video streaming feature offered by Marshmedia. Each video we had the opportunity to watch was about 15 minutes in length. Some a bit longer, but all completely bearable for a wide variety of attention spans.
I did go through the special needs section, and chose the Puberty video for boys. This is a topic that we have to cover on a repeated basis with him on both the puberty side, but also the hygiene side of growing up. Unfortunately, even with his age there are some sides of puberty that are difficult for him to fully understand. But after previewing the Marshmedia video for Special Needs Puberty, I was actually very impressed.
Normally videos on this subject are ones that are too cartoony or just poorly done in my opinion. We chose to not show him these videos. This was not the case with Marshmedia. I really liked where the emphasis was placed, not as "sexual" education, but really about growing up. The video was tastefully done and not embarrassing for him to watch. I liked the emphasis that was placed on protection of your body. Since he is now out and about more and not under our 24 hour care, I felt the emphasis about inappropriate touch for both him and others was a great reminder.
But the list of videos is really tremendous. You can watch videos on avoiding head lice, oral hygiene, eye and ear care, character education, and so much more.
The Homeschool Special that Marshmedia is now offering is amazing. For only $50.00, homeschool families can watch the streaming video selections from Marshmedia an unlimited number of times until December 31, 2017. Normally the programs can run around $70.00 per program. So this is a tremendous special being given to homeschool families.
I actually will be signing up for the Homeschool Special so that the kids and I can still watch the movies that we have not been able to finish! This is going to be a resource for our health studies this fall.
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to try out the Homeschool Special from Marshmedia. Take some time to click below and see how they used this program in their homes and what they enjoyed about it.