Educational Children's Videos from Highbrow

Educational Children’s Videos from Highbrow

Streaming children’s videos is the not-so-well-kept secret that saves my homeschool {and sanity}. I know that there are some moms out there who will disagree with me on this point, but this homeschool mom needs access to great educational videos for children of varying ages, or she may not be able to make it all the way through graduation.

Let’s face it, moms… homeschooling can be challenging. I just told a friend the other day that homeschooling is “parenthood on steroids,” because every little flaw you have as a mom will be highlighted for all to see – every day. All. Day. Long.

Educational Children's Videos from Highbrow


That’s why, whenever I’m offered a chance to check something out that could bring sanity to the craziness and calm to the chaos like Highbrow, I jump at it. I’m being compensated for my time in writing this, and was given a subscription to try this program out, but like anything else on this site – all opinions are mine, and I never share things I don’t believe in.


What is Highbrow anyway?

Highbrow is a subscription service for educational children’s videos. They’ve done the work in curating – and pre-screening – streaming videos online, and have pulled them all into one place, and divided them by subject.

That’s where Highbrow’s biggest strength lies.

I don’t enjoy letting my kids have free run of YouTube, though there are some amazing videos to be found there. But, the suggested videos that are offered once their show is over are not always the most… um… well… wholesome.

Educational Children's Videos from Highbrow

And I don’t have time to sit next to them while they watch every video they want to watch about whatever topic it is they’ve decided to learn about at that moment.

Highbrow takes the chance of kids seeing unsavory images out of the equation entirely. Your kids only have access to the videos you’ve assigned them. And you know that they’ve all been prescreened and separated into age-appropriate categories.


Why would someone pay for another video subscription?

This was my initial reaction when I heard about Highbrow’s streaming educational children’s videos subscription. After all, I love my Netflix subscription and write about it regularly, right? Why would I need this too?

At $8/month or $60/year, you might be thinking the same thing I did. Give it a try, though and see what you think – you can get a 30-day free trial, which you can cancel before being charged for your subscription if you decide it’s not for you.

Here’s the thing – I think a Highbrow subscription is the perfect complement to whatever streaming subscriptions you already have.

It’s different.

Educational Children's Videos from Highbrow

All of the videos included are videos you could find if you did a bunch of digging, and then sat with your kids to watch and subsequently block each suggested video that comes next before they see it. And you could pin or bookmark those videos into different subject-specific folders or boards, so it was easy to assign the perfect videos or clips to each of your kids as they dive into new subjects, prompting them to learn more and deeper.

Or you could save all that time and energy, and accept that the experts have already done the work for you. They’ve pulled videos for science {like my favorites from Steve Spangler}, history and humanities, foreign language {including Signing Time – which we adore}, math, language arts, art, music, and more, and they have them all separated into categories, and then again by age group from newborn to age thirteen!


Who should subscribe to Highbrow?

The bottom line is this – if you’re a homeschool mom like me, this is a subscription that could seriously streamline your homeschool. You’d need to take a little time here and there to update your kiddos’ assignments since you have to go in and actively assign videos to your kids, but then you know each child is watching exactly what they need to be watching to supplement their individual learning.

Educational Children's Videos from Highbrow

Even if you only have one child at home, the $60 subscription isn’t a lot for the number of videos in the different subject areas, but if you divide it across your family of more than one kiddo, it becomes more of a phenomenal deal. For example, with my four kids, I’m only paying $15 per year, per kid – that’s for a prescreened, pre-categorized {by both age and subject} video library that can supplement all of the subject areas my kids need to learn.

You just can’t beat it.

We’ll keep using other subscriptions like Netflix for keeping preschoolers busy learning and for comparing books and movies to one another, but we’ll be tapping into the power of Highbrow to supplement our daily homeschool lessons.

If you’re curious, you can check out their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest. Better yet, sign up for that free trial and see what it’s all about for yourself.

So, tell me since I’m in streaming video mode at the moment – what is your absolute favorite video or series to stream for your little learners? Leave a comment and let me know. I want to check out your suggestions.


Educational Children's Videos from Highbrow