I’ve often wondered how after months of trying to teach my child their ABCs or 123s, it would only take them watching one episode of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse or a random YouTube video to have it memorized? Can anyone relate?
Over the years, a few things have became abundantly apparent: 1) I’m not an animated mouse; 2) my kids tune me out as soon as I say, “Kids, it’s learning time.”; and 3) video is powerful, more powerful than the die-cut shapes I spent hours laminating for our above mentioned “learning time”.
This left me wondering, how can I become a more active and effective part of their learning process?
Incorporating Video Into “Learning Time”
As an online marketer, I am fascinated by the idea of creating videos not only for my kids, but with my kids. I was introduced to mysimpleshow.com, an extremely user-intuitive web-based application, that allows busy moms like me to essentially produce your own educational videos quickly and easily.
The ability to teach my kids through a combination of storytelling and animation is now at my fingertips! Not only can I now create videos FOR them, I can have them help me in the process allowing them to grow as storytellers and enhance the learning process.
Using Video To Explain Concepts and Share Stories
The possibilities for video in the learning process are truly endless, from explaining difficult concepts in a fun and interesting way to writing a story and giving that story life.
What I personally am SO excited about is that with mysimpleshow.com, I can help my first-grade son understand big concepts in a visual way. He has a BIG desire to understand how things work and why. He is the kid who asks those tough questions that you either say go ask your dad or are quickly Googling such as, “How does the toaster work?” or “Why was the T-Rex a predator?” Through mysimpleshow.com, we can do research on the question and then take that research and build a video to reinforce what we learned.
For my 3-year old daughter, it’s all about the storytelling! How she understands the world around her is through imaginative play, so the fact that I can guide her through the creative process of telling a story and then making that story play out on screen using mysimpleshow.com is truly amazing!
Moms can easily use the explainer video format offered by mysimpleshow.com to assist kids with school projects, document family vacations through stories, kick the good ol’ PowerPoint presentation up a notch with video technology and so much more!
The ability to teach my kids through a combination of storytelling and animation is now at my fingertips! Not only can I now create videos FOR them, I can also have them help me in the process, allowing them to grow as storytellers and enhance the learning process.
Great example of what you can do with mysimpleshow...
Learn More About mysimpleshow
At mysimpleshow we are dedicated to promoting good explanation. We believe that a great story and strong visuals are key to getting your message across. That’s why we created a tool that enables anyone to create concise and engaging “explainer” videos.
With the explainer expertise gained from producing simpleshows for corporate customers, we have made mysimpleshow to be the easy-to-use solution for animated video communication.
Kelli is the Marketing & Web Services Director for City Moms Blog Network. She assists our Sister Sites in developing their online business, provides ongoing support for current sites as well as develops and facilitates CMBN marketing initiatives. Kelli is a Nebraska native, living outside of Chicago. She is married to Garrett, mommy to Dempsey (March 2011) and Ellis (December 2013). She loves getting her fitness on, watching a good movie, meal planning and color-coding her calendar! Colored sticky notes, a great pair of boots and tootsie rolls are on her list of favorite things!