I love to learn. (In fact, one of my top 5 strengths is learner!)
When I have a hard time playing with my kids, I can still engage with them — spending quality time and connecting — through learning something new!
Sometimes we choose something new for them; other times it’s something new for me. But most of the time, we pick something we both want to learn.
I’ve recently discovered the world of online learning. Of course there are sites like lynda.com, which are incredible for adults and older learners, but I’ve found many kid-friendly options, too.
Craftsy is amazing. Unlike its name suggests, you don’t actually have to BE crafty to use the site! (Thank goodness for me!) Craftsy has all kinds of classes. Sure there’s your typically crafty classes for scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, stamping, and more, but Craftsy also has classes for photography, baking, cooking, and a few others!
Want to learn how to garden? Craftsy has you covered.
Interested in woodworking? Painting? Cake decorating? Yep, there are classes for that too.
Kids Cook Real Food
While Craftsy has some great cooking courses, my top pick for getting kids into the kitchen and teaching them important cooking skills (including knife skills and how to start cooking their own meals) is Katie Kimball’s Kids Cook Real Food. I love this course, and I’m not gonna lie, it’s created for kids, but I’m learning too! My kids and I are so excited to take this course together!
This site is new to me, but it looks incredible. Want your kids to learn piano but can’t afford lessons? Check out Hoffman Academy, FREE online piano lessons. Yep, totally free. Learn to read music, play music, and make music.
Pastels :: For as long as I can remember, my grandfather has created beautiful art with chalk pastels. I would love for my kids to learn how to use pastels, like my grandpa, so I was excited to find these guides from chalkpastel.com. The guides break down every step into 10-15 minute lessons each day and are very visual. We love when there’s a video lesson with Nana, too. Lots of topics and options are available. Check them out here.
Invitations to Create :: This isn’t an online art class, but this digital guide gives you ideas to set up 30 simple invitations for kids to engage with art and create something new. Find out more here.
General Art :: Another new to me option is Thrive Art. We haven’t tried any of these classes yet, but I’m hoping to save up and try out the courses. The intermediate course looks awesome! My kids would love these, and I will definitely learn a thing or two!
Learn a Language
We haven’t jumped too far into this world yet, though the kids have occasionally used and enjoyed the DuoLingo app. What sites have you used to learn a language with the kids?
Question for You ::
What are the online learning sites you use?
Resources for You ::
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