Recently we tried a service called Kids Freeze Dance. This is a really go way to get your kids moving while they practice their math and English lessons. There are 3 different kinds of videos: freeze dance, guided movements and body percussions. The first one we tried out was freeze dance. This one has videos for all ages and K-3rd grade. The object is to dance or move about then freeze when the music stops and say the answer. For these I found the phonics to be a bit above grade level for both our homeschooling and for our school district. So what we did was just pick the videos of the concepts that our daughter has learned and what she is going over. I really liked that for some videos of the reading there was sounding out the word instead of just knowing it as a sight word. I teach reading by decoding vs just remembering the words. There were some rhyming videos included. I really like this because rhyming is often a hard concept for kids to grasp and this is a fun way to practice this skill.
The math in the freeze dance section is below grade level for us as well as our school district. Our daughter is extremely advanced in math though. It does have a lot of fun video for kids though and works on quite a bit of skills. I was surprised to see other kinds of videos like the alphabet in sign language. I would love to see more videos of sign language since we know the alphabet but not a lot of words. Farm animals are included and their sounds. Even a little geography as well as history. The next set of videos we tried was our daughter's favorite of the Kids Freeze Dance website. In guided movements your child is shown, like jumping jack, what to do and when the music stops they give the answer. I found the videos in this section to be more grade level appropriate. So far there are only videos for kinder and all ages. The other grades say coming soon though.
Last set of videos was body percussion. There are only videos for all ages but the rest say coming soon as well. These videos I found are great for doing patterns and help with kids following directions. Some children struggle with doing what they are told so this could be a fun way for a kid to learn this skill. There are 2 kinds of subscriptions to Kids Freeze Dance: basic and all access. I was surprised to see that the pricing is really great since most subscriptions cost a fortune. The basic plans are 1$ a month or 10$ for the year and you get access to 50 of the videos. This is a great price especially if you want to just try out the program and see how your kids like it. The all access has over 400 videos and cost 5$ a month or 45$ for the year. Both of our daughters enjoyed the videos. Our oldest was able to play along and answer the question. She now will ask me throughout the day if she can do more freeze dance videos. Our youngest is only 2 so she learned how to play freeze dance and attempted to do the guided movements. I would recommend this for supplemental work and if you need a way to get kids moving. A lot of homeschoolers often ask how to their kids more active and this would be a good way to do just that. If you have this program what do you think of it? Does this sound like something you would enjoy? Let us know in the comment section below.
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