Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
We recently had the opportunity to review the WORLD Watch online subscription. This has been a great way for the kids to keep up on the world news with explanations on their level.
When I watch the news, it can be hard for the kids to understand. WORLD Watch has been created from a Christian view and at a level that the whole family is able to understand.
During the week, there is a daily episode and also a newscast that always feature current world information. Each episode is under ten minutes, so it makes for a short watch, but packed full of information. The stories are meant for the entire family.
There is also a summary included for the student to watch. The Newscast segments are roughly 5 minutes each.
Information is presented from a Christian viewpoint, so scriptural text is included. The scriptural text is provided in some of the Featured Stories, but not in a sermon style. It simply is presented in a way to show that Bible prophecy is alive in the world that we are living in.
The WORLD Watch website is very easy to use. When you log into your account, at the top of the page is the Daily Newscast, but also a Feature Story. You can choose to click and watch that episode, or you can choose from the featured stories from the previous days.
You can pause each episode or increase the size of the screen if there will be more than one viewing it. My kids hate when I try to watch something on the computer with them and I do not make it full screen. So this is an option.
I really liked that the material is always top stories of my regular news stations that week. As you can see some of the news stories from August include stories on the census, the evacuation of Afghanistan, drought in the West, COVID vaccine boosters, and even in immigration.
Between the Daily newscast and the Featured Story, the news is presented in roughly ten minutes each day.
WORLD Watch does make sure that you are able to use their program and do include a tech page so that you can easily use this program with whatever streaming option that your family uses. We simply used a laptop, but there are options with many televisions to stream on the big screen.
You can also read a biography about each of the reporters and employees that make WORLD Watch possible on their website.
We have used several different kids news story options for the kids through the years. WORLD Watch is one of my favorite to use. The information is presented in a non-biased way. This allows for open discussions with the kids about the various topics and what they truly think with the information that was presented. We will be continuing using WORLD Watch in our home for the girls during the week.
Several families from the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to review WORLD Watch in their homes. Click on the link below to see how they used this product with their families and what they felt.