Looking for ways to put Amazon Prime to work for you? Today I’m sharing some of my favorite ways to homeschool with Amazon Prime.
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If you’re already a Prime member, it’s time to get the most of that membership! Here are 6 ways to put Amazon Prime to work in your homeschool.
6 Ways to Homeschool
with Amazon Prime
1. Amazon Prime Video
Netflix may reign supreme for many viewers, but Amazon Prime Video always wins when it comes to educational viewing options. Whether we’re looking for insight on cultures, historical events, science topics, or biographical information, we turn to Prime Video to help us learn.
Sometimes we’re learning through documentaries (we especially like the New Dimensions series), but other times we’re working through shows like Popular Mechanics for Kids, Once Upon a Time: The Explorers, and The Torchlighters.
Between the thousands of documentaries and educational TV options, utilizing Prime Video is a no-brainer for homeschoolers.
Want more ideas for using Amazon Prime Video in your homeschool? Check out these posts on teaching language arts through TV shows, teaching math skills through TV, and preschool art with Creative Galaxy. Most of the shows mentioned in these posts are found through Prime Video.
2. Amazon Underground
Amazon Underground is my favorite source for free high-quality Kindle apps. I’ve shared some of those favorite apps before in our Top 10 Free Kindle Apps for Preschoolers, but my big kid enjoys his share of Amazon Underground apps too.
Some of his favorite apps are Drawing Cartoons, Notepad, and Flow Free, but there are lots of educational apps to choose from in Amazon Underground. These apps make it easy to make sure my kids are learning even when they’re playing. The best part is that they’re all free through Underground.
3. Amazon Music
We love using Amazon Prime Music in our homeschool. Sometimes we’ll stream some of our favorite classical playlists to help with our concentration as we work. Sometimes I’ll stream music from specific countries or eras we’re studying in history.
And then there are times when we just need to have a dance party in the middle of our homeschool day. You have those times too, right?
Regardless of why we’re listening, we use Amazon Music for much more than music appreciation in our homeschool.
4. Prime Reading
One of my favorite features of Amazon Prime is the Prime Reading. Amazon Prime memberships gives you special access to more than a thousand magazines and books each month. You can browse the current children’s book selections to get an idea of what’s available through this Prime perk.
Speaking of reading, Prime membership also gives you advanced free access to new book releases. Sure, these are usually books for adults, but it’s a benefit I enjoy frequently!
The best part about Prime Reading is that you can enjoy this feature from any device. All you need to do is download the free Kindle app on your phone, tablet, or computer and you’ve got access to that Prime library at your fingertips.
5. Kindle Fire
The Kindle Fire itself isn’t exactly Amazon Prime, but it’s where lots of the Amazon Prime benefits come together. That alone makes it easy to homeschool with Amazon Prime.
There’s not a day that goes by where we don’t use our Kindles in our homeschool day. We use them for reading, video and music streaming, podcasts, educational app time, and even online homeschool lessons and research.
6. Prime Pantry
No time to get to the store to stock up on school supplies? No worries. Order them through Prime Pantry.
You can buy those supplies along with your other household items or you can buy nothing but school supplies. How you fill your Prime Pantry box is up to you.
Either way, Prime Pantry makes it easy to keep your household and schoolroom stocked when busy homeschool days keep you from running around town.
Do you know of other ways to homeschool with Amazon Prime? Share your Amazon wisdom with the rest of us in the comments below.
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