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As you guys probably know, Quinn is obsessed with birds. All kinds. All the time. Well, recently, he’s absolutely loved watching them on CuriosityStream. Like LOVED. Like it was his favorite part of the entire day!
CuriosityStream? I had never heard of it either, but it’s right up our alley. All
four three of us (ok, Murphy’s not that interested) are really glad that we discovered it!
CuriosityStream is an educational, family-friendly alternative to other streaming services. Their mission is to provide an affordable, ad-free, online destination where the world’s best factual content can be enjoyed on-demand and on any device, including their web app, Roku, Android TV, iOS, Chromecast, Amazon Fire, Amazon Kindle, and Apple TV on the way. There are more than 1,500 videos to choose from in the areas of science, technology, civilization, and the human spirit. Quinn especially liked the variety of bird videos, but there are plenty of other nature/animal videos for him to watch too– everything from dinosaurs to elephants and everything in between!
And there’s plenty for the adults too! (FYI: CuriositySteam offers a kid’s mode feature, so you can toggle on/off with your password to keep things kid-friendly.) Mal and I both went straight for the video about Food Science, an area that we’re both especially interested in. Mal actually teaches about food science, franken-food, agri-business, GMOs, and the like, so many of these videos are helpful to his curriculum too. And he’s a huge history buff, so there are tons and tons of titles that caught his attention!
Just to give you an idea, many of the videos we have watched on CuriosityStream remind us of similar food-focused documentaries (i.e. Food, Inc. and Fat Sick & Nearly Dead). The “Genetically Modified Foods” and “Sugar Rush” videos were especially eye-opening!
Ok, back to the birds since Quinn was just enamored with them in these videos.
Quite literally! He actually tried to kiss a few of them while watching! Haha!
I mean, look at this kid. He’s sooo into the bird videos. They’re high-definition, so they’re appealing to the eye and hold even a toddler’s attention! #pugcreep
That little smile kills me. I’m telling ya, he’s a serious bird lover.
And the content of these video is really interesting. Quinn and I watched a video called “Bird Brain” that talked all about how birds are able to solve puzzles. (I know, right? Crazy.) The video went into great detail about how they are able to do this and shared a number of examples/experiments. It was fascinating. (I’m pretty sure Quinn is saying “uh oh” to one of the birds in the photo below!)
Even though Quinn didn’t comprehend the entirety of the video, he loved watching the birds and seeing them in different environments and new situations. (He was even screeching with delight at times!) The videos are definitely something he can grow into as he gets older and understands more. The nature videos, especially the animals ones, are awesome for toddlers, and I have a feeling they’ll continue to capture Quinn’s attention as he grows older!
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Questions of the Day
How often do you watch educational videos? What are your favorite kinds? What about your kids? How often do they watch and watch are their favorites?