Parents, want a cool hack to keep your kids learning over the summer and avoiding the summer slide? Try the Flocabulary app. It’s packed with over 800 hip-hop learning videos that engage kids in a unique way.
Also, just a quick note about the summer slide –it’s is when kids, on average, lose two months of reading and math skills over summer break. In good news, Oxford Learning says that just two to three hours of learning per week will prevent this dramatic learning loss.
This is where the Flocabulary app can help.
Customize the grade level you’re interested in to help you see the videos for that grade first. (You’ll still see all the videos unless you turn on parental controls.)
The resolution on the videos is a bit fuzzy on the app but not on the website. Your subscription works in both places.
The videos are arranged in subjects. Each subject is divided into categories. Each category shows the grade level range and contains from between 2 to 44 videos.
reading & writing
research & study skills
— I loved the literature videos! Use one before reading any of the books given (like Frankenstein, The Oddyssey) to give a plot overview.
addition & subtraction
multiplication and division
— Singing is a fantastic method for memorizing math facts. These videos are a great choice!
numbers & operations
expressions & equations
geometry & measurement
statistics & probability
ratios & proportional relationships
earth & space science
— the 3 types of rocks video is awesome! Be a rock star and learn about rocks.
technology and engineering
elementary social studies
— you’ll find videos like Thanksgiving, colonial America, Harriet Tubman, Veterans Day, and more.
ancient world history
modern world history
social & emotional learning
— watch videos like managing frustration, managing worry, and building empathy.
These videos are broken into grade level from K to high school. The videos show words in context so kids can figure them out from the sentence.
For each grade level, you’ll see a number of video selections.
The Dracula Junior video, just like all the others, doesn’t just have the video but also challenges, glossary, and the lyrics.
The new vocabulary words are explained in context. Do you see how “solitary” is followed by “all alone”?
The challenge quizzes you on the words in the video.
The glossary explains the words.
I’m not sure if these weekly videos will be updated. The last week in the app was from March.
Disclosure: I worked with Flocabulary on this post.