Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday, October 30, 2020

Smart Kidz Radio - A Crew Review

 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 are a music loving family. Between the tastes in our household of four, I think we have most every genre covered. The strains of "whatever-the-current-favorite-band-of-my-daughters-is-at-the-moment" can be heard blaring through the bedroom doors of our home at any given time. Once in awhile, I even get the chance to add in my preferred tunes, lol. I laugh at myself, because I'm now at the age where I think most of the modern music is lousy, and I find myself searching for older selections. Listening to the radio stations can be tricky too, because there's so much garbage that I want my family to avoid. When we were given a subscription for 6 month's access to Smart Kidz Radio: Member's On-Demand Radio Program Library    from Smart Kidz Radio to review, I was interested in finding out how my family would respond.

Even your youngest littles will love the choices that Smart Kidz Radio provides, from songs that teach skills, to Bible songs, to stories.

Smart Kidz Radio is a subscription based educational radio station for kids. The target age range is approximately toddlers through middle school, although there really is something for every age to appreciate and enjoy. Families can stream inspirational, positive music and programs on any device, anywhere, anytime. While this is not a live radio station, many of the selections feature a "DJ", who offers introductions and a brief history of that particular genre. Here are some of the choices available:

-Early learning programs/songs for infants and toddlers
-Behavior skills programs
-Bible songs
- Let's celebrate America programs
-Bedtime songs
-Study music for the background
-Spanish lessons
-World music
-Science programs
-Personal and social skills
-Music education
-Nostalgia Music
-Easy listening
-Christmas music
-Various stories 

That's only scratching the surface of what is a huge collection of wonderful music, stories, and studies. I feel like I'm speaking in cliches when I say that there's something for everyone, but I think it's true. I love having the music on in the background while I'm working on my laptop, cooking, cleaning up, or lounging. And, we can take it with us when we're commuting here there and everywhere.

There are so many possibilities that will add to your studies, and for every age!

Since we're out of the early learning stage, we don't have need for the younger kids programs, but we did enjoy listening to the children's stories, and the science programs because there's always something to learn, right? Parents, grandparents, teachers, basically anyone who cares for children regularly, will find this a wonderful resource.

The website is easy to navigate. The selections are presented in bright, colorful images, and each category is clearly marked, making it simple to find what you're looking for.
In addition to all of the great programs already available with a subscription, members also automatically receive a new radio program every week, so there's always something fresh to look forward to. New programs are being added all of the time, and you'll find the teasers for those at the bottom of your browsing library.

The Glenn Miller selection made me think of my grandmother. Bittersweet memories. I'm happy that my picky teens know and appreciate classical music too.

The first sections that I checked out were the oldies. These were under the Nostalgic Music Programs category, and include volumes of music from the 50's, 60's and 70's. I loved them! So many 1970's tunes that I remember from my childhood. I loved the music featured from all three decades. My youngest prefers older music, which makes me really happy (ha!), so I had a great time enjoying the picks from the 50's. We spent a LOT of time listening to these LOUD.

Choose from World Cultural, and various styles of music.

Smart Kidz Foundation:
With each purchase of a subscription, a portion of the membership fees will be donated to the Smart Kidz Foundation. This is a non-profit group that supports young people of all gender, race, and religion, providing resources and opportunities to them, with the purpose of helping them to break through poverty and discrimination, while becoming independent individuals.

This Volume 1 from the 1950's is my favorite!

This is a great resource! I love all of the options. Smart Kidz Radio can be used for homeschool studies, family listening/devotion time, quiet/naptime/bedtime, older student music appreciation studies, and/or enjoyable background music. There really is something for everyone. You can even try before you buy with their 14 day free trial and see what you think. I hope you'll check it out!

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