Video has the ability to engage, educate, and entertain like nothing else does. That is why LightHouse Reader places that power in the hands of parents, allowing them to integrate educational video content with reading and writing assignments to enhance their homeschooling curriculum.
On a child’s dashboard, their video library appears next to their reading library. Here they can access any videos they have unlocked, watch or continue watching, browse videos by genre, see video suggestions based on their interests and reading activity, and add videos to their personal list for future viewing. The high-quality videos are interconnected with your child’s reading library. When a child reads a book related video content will be suggested and vice versa.
As with any other LightHouse feature, videos are entirely at a parent’s discretion. You, the parent, set the parameters for how many videos a child may unlock and which ones you feel are suitable. You may specify that your child must read a certain number of minutes to unlock a video, allow them free access, or turn off the video feature completely.
Videos can be used as incentives or rewards for reading progress. Children even earn badges for watching them. But this is only the very beginning of their potential. With LightHouse Reader, you can assign videos as part of homework, create a writing assignment around one, group videos with related books as part of a unit study, and much more. Your child has a section to journal about each video, can engage in chats about them with parental approval, or download them to view when Wi-Fi is unavailable.
LightHouse Reader makes it easy for a parent to harness the benefits of video to enrich their child’s educational experience.
---Includes access to high-quality, educational videos, allowing parents to choose how many minutes a child must read to unlock a video. Videos are integrated with a child’s reading library to suggest related content and can be incorporated in assignments and unit studies.