Whether you’ve been homeschooling for years or you’re just starting out, sometimes you might find it helpful to use videos. We have a collection of educational videos, but we also use online resources such as Amazon Prime and Netflix.
YouTube is another one we use, although carefully monitored. If we aren’t able to preview the video beforehand, we sit with our children as they watch the video. It’s sad, but things creep in and happen when viewing on the internet, no matter how many safety measures we put in place. So we are there just in case.
YouTube is has a plethora of videos and channels dedicated to education, but it is hard to wade through them all. So we have gathered together some of our favorites for you already. If you haven’t checked out our other YouTube roundups, you can do that here.
Since YouTube has just about everything, I found quite a few channels that were just read alouds, so I included only a few. But there are several channels that actually have a selection of videos to help teach, guide, and even engage kids in learning language arts.
Whether you’re looking to outsource some grammar, supplement your curriculum or inspire your children, these Language Arts YouTube channels and videos are a great place to start.
NOTE: YouTube can be a wonderful tool when used correctly. We encourage parents to review channels first before your child views it. We do not make any claims to know what is appropriate for your child(ren), that is totally your call. Please review these channels to make sure they align with your homeschooling goals and values.
Flocabulary – Everything is more fun with music, right?! Well, the creators of Flocabulary think so! They use music, rhymes, raps, and rhythm to help kids learn and understand certain concepts. This is the link to their Language Arts videos, but they have all subjects. Be sure to check them out.
Grammaropolis – This fun channel personifies the parts of speech as characters in a story that comes to life. They come to life in books, songs, videos, and interactive games. It is a fun way for kids to learn grammar and make it stick!
Ms. Booksy FULL STORIES – Cool School has a variety of videos, but this playlist includes readings of full books from Ms. Booksy. With the help of fun animation, these “classic” children’s stories come to life. And while I don’t propose these take the place of reading, they show children that reading can be fun and can certainly encourage children to start reading more on their own.
Grandma’s House – Read aloud time has never been so fun! Grandma reads fun books aloud while the pages are displayed on the screen. She has a very engaging and fun reading voice, though, in all honesty, I’m not sure how many I could listen to in one sitting.
Ms. Becky And Bear’s Story Time – This is another read aloud channel. The books read on this channel are geared toward elementary ages, but younger kids will enjoy them as well. She uses sound effects to help tell the story, which little ones will think is fun.
Storytime with Ryan & Craig – If your kids love funny then they will love these read alouds from Ryan and Craig. They have both recorded and LIVE readings.
Teaching without Frills – This channel has some great Language Arts content with a few math videos thrown in. Geared toward elementary, kids can learn about everything from parts of speech to writing components, to reading comprehension and different types of writing styles.
Susan Jones Teaching – She offers phonics lessons, some read aloud videos and lessons in writing narratives for elementary ages. She uploads a new video every Sunday too!
This Reading Mama – Looking for some help with those syllables and spelling? Check out these videos from This Reading Mama!
Language Arts Channels for Older Kids
Crash Course Literature Playlist – This playlist is definitely for older kids because of the reading level and topic, not profanity, etc. John Green takes a brief look at advanced level literature and works his way through several books and plays read in high school. Students will work through Romeo & Juliet, The Great Gatsby, The Catcher in the Rye, and the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
Khan Academy Grammar Playlist – This playlist includes over 115 videos and more than 8 hours of viewing time. While these are fantastic videos, I have not viewed them all so please proceed with caution. I have heard that some examples may include questionable material.
Grammar Girl – If you love diagramming sentences, then you’ll love Grammar Girl. She makes learning grammar fun and exciting and shows students how it applies to real life, which I think is key to making it stick.
YouTube Language Arts Videos
All of these videos are uploaded on various channels by various users. I have not previewed all of them, but many of them are from older TV shows that were on public television. Are they cheesy? Most likely. Do they stick in your head? Probably. Will they help your kids learn? I hope so!
They may be quirky, but they with the fun rhymes and songs, kids will soon be humming and singing the tunes to remember their parts of speech!
All About Nouns: English Grammar for Kids | Freeschool
What is an Adjective – Parts of Speech Song for Kids | Jack Hartmann
What is a Noun? – Parts of Speech Song | Jack Hartmann
The Sentence Song | Scratch Garden
Kids vocabulary – Action Verbs | English Singsing
Capitalize – Uppercase Letters | Jack Hartmann
Parts of a Story – Language Arts Song for Kids | Jack Harmann
If video streaming is your thing, check out these other subject-related posts for videos and YouTube Channels:
Educational Movies & Shows for Individual Subjects:
- 29 Educational Science Movies & Shows for Kids
- 45 Movies & Shows for Kids Based on History
- 20 Educational Geography Shows & Movies for Kids
- 28 Kid-Friendly Shows & Movies All About Engineering
- 13 Movies & Shows for Kids All About Mathematics
- 10 YouTube Geography Channels Kids Will Love
- YouTube Channels for Homeschoolers
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Annette has been married to her husband and best friend since 2003. Together they are raising their six children to follow the Lord’s will, no matter what. Annette longs for the day when she will meet her angel babies who have entered heaven before her. She enjoys creating UNIT STUDIES and FREE PRINTABLES for homeschool families. You can follow her crazy life at In All You Do where she blogs about homeschooling, homemaking and marriage while trying to maintain her sanity. She is also the owner of Thrifty Homeschoolers where she shares her tips on homeschooling without breaking the bank.
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