You cannot imagine what some mothers go through teaching kids at home.
Most mothers have become assistant teachers.
For some, as the days of study approach, tension mounts and they are not finding it funny at all.
To get them to sit sometimes is hard.
At other times, you just help them as much as you can to ensure they meet up.
Some mothers practically do the work, just so they could rest.
Interestingly, e-learning has become the new normal ever since schools closed in Nigeria as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help parents out and give them a much-needed break, we’ve compiled a list of 5 YouTube channels that help parents teach their children and keep them occupied.
1. Bino And Fino
Another interesting cartoon series about a brother and sister duo named Bino and Fino who live with their family in Nigeria.
The channel reveals exciting adventures that help children discover and learn about Africa and the rest of the world.
The content is wide-ranging.
Indeed, viewers can learn about things such as water creating electricity, the flags of some African countries.
Also, it teaches them how important it is to eat healthy fruit.
2. Ogun Digi Class
The channel is an Ogun State Government’s initiative. Interestingly, it has contents that are appealing to both primary and secondary school students.
Really, it helps with teaching kids at home while parents could do other things.
Children can learn English, Mathematics, Basic Science, Computer Science, Arts and Commercial subjects.
It is the first of its kind in Nigeria to feature experienced educators from Ogun State sharing their knowledge on different subjects.
3 Akili And Me
This edutainment channel reveals fun educational preschool learning videos from across the African continent.
Students join Akili, Happy Hippo, Little Lion, and Bush Baby to learn letters, numbers, art, reading, vocabulary skills, and more.
Also, the channel is dedicated to toddlers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
It has over 260 000 subscribers.
Akili and Me also feature videos geared toward helping toddlers get a grip on their emotions.
4. Simone’s Oasis
Owned by Tonye Faloughi-Ekezie, the channel was created out of her experience entertaining her own children – Ugo, a boy and Sim Sim, a girl.
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Drawing on what she has learned from raising a special-needs child living with Down’s Syndrome, she shares content to help others on their journey.
Some of the entertaining sing-along-videos on the channel include nursery rhyme mashups, Incy Wincy Spider, Nigeria 36 States, and Eko Bridge.
This channel is owned by Sceneonetv. It offers a variety of songs and nursery rhymes in English and Yoruba.
Children can also learn about numbers, the alphabet, colours and other topics that help with mental development.
As parents adapt and become teachers to children at home, these YouTube channels help by relieving some of the stresses associated with home learning.
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