Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DKFindOut.com: Fantastic Educational Resource Children Are Sure to Love! + Giveaway

**Complimentary products received in exchange for our honest review.  All opinions are ours and ours alone**

We are so excited to tell you about our latest new obsession: DK FindOut (dkfindout.com) This site is the no-cost online encyclopedia for kids created by one of our favorite publishers!

DKfindout! A new online resource for children 
Last month, publishers DK launched an innovative online resource called DKfindout! - a global education website for children, parents and teachers. Supporting the most current curriculum the site is primarily aimed at children aged 7-11, and brings together the very best of DK's unrivalled bank of amazing images and content across a huge breadth of subjects. The site is available at no cost and aims to provide children, teachers and parents with an invaluable learning and reference tool to use both in the classroom and at home.

DK has been at the forefront of inventive illustrated print publishing for over 40 years, providing best-selling and award-winning books for all ages and interests. DKfindout! will provide children and their parents with a wealth of information across core educational topics, from science and mathematics to geography and history. Interactive and immersive, this highly visual resource supports learning both in the home and at school; it also provides teachers with an engaging, educational tool to use when teaching, and a reliable source of information to help with lesson planning.

DKfindout! is a safe, age appropriate online environment for children that brings DK’s inimitable visual approach to the internet. It takes DK’s authority and expertise and expands the printed page to offer online information, enhanced with sound, video animation and quizzes - providing an even richer learning context. Every DKfindout! journey is unique. It allows children to create their own personal experience with every visit, whether that’s completing a homework assignment or playing a quiz, to simply wanting to know more about a subject that fascinates them. Overall the DKfindout! experience helps children learn core facts in a fun and engaging way.

Key features of DKfindout! include:
- Key subject areas in US curriculum are covered
- Content is easily accessible on all devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile
- The website caters for every type of learner, from those who prefer to read information to visual learners
- Accurate and up-to-date facts authenticated by experts
- Content will be constantly updated throughout 2015 and beyond, in line with changes to teaching practice
- Includes animations, sounds, videos and thousands of photographs
- Hundreds of quiz questions supporting every topic
- Teacher area in development throughout 2015 - includes a bespoke tool for teachers to create lesson plans
- Parent information and support
- Powerful search engine allows users to find exactly what they are looking for quickly, easily and visually

The kiddos and I have become addicted to this new site!  It is so much fun it's easy to spend hours at a time playing on it!  This extensive library of information is presented in a super engaging way that is great for elementary aged students.   

Our favorite feature so far is the quiz section.  The multiple choice questions have sparked some great conversations and have led to tons of learning!

We are so glad we found this site!  DKFindOut will be an amazing resource for our homeschooling family for years to come!

Want to win one of these nifty DKFindOut tote bags?  Enter below!

Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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