Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Check Out the Fun and FREE Educational Website for Kids, DK FindOut! + Enter to #Win a Tote Bag #dkfindout #Giveaway

Have you heard about DK FindOut! ( yet?  Well, if you haven't and you have children between the ages of 7-11 years old, then you will want to check out this new no-cost online encyclopedia for kids.  While my girls are not yet 7 years old, they have been having a blast exploring this website with my husband and I.  Right now, my oldest, Savannah, is really into science and learning about outer space.  When we are not reading her educational books covering these topics at bedtime, she is asking to use the computer so that they can explore and more from DK FindOut!.

In addition to offering content covering science, DK FindOut also shares information on math, English, history, geography, the human body and so much more, all geared towards young children through age-appropriate content. Not only is this website, which is chalk full of educational content that homeschooling families will go crazy for, FREE to use, it is also safe and secure, so you don't have to worry about reviewing content or material prior to letting your children explore the site.  

As a busy mom on the go, I love knowing that what my girls will be viewing, through the more than 300 animations, 300 sounds, 9000 photos, 100 videos, and 3000 articles are age appropriate.  DK FindOut! makes learning fun, by bringing key concepts to life.  

Oh, how I wish this site was around when I was a child, as I would have definitely used it.  But, I am so happy it is around today, so that I can use it with my girls, and make learning about school topics fun.  And, the best part besides this site and its content being totally FREE is that it can be accessed with all devices, including desktop, tablet and mobile.

Here is more about DKfindout!, the new online resource for children...

‘This is the website of teachers’ dreams’ –Elementary school teacher
‘There are so many positives, am genuinely excited about DKfindout!’ –Elementary school teacher
‘Interactive, educational and fun’ –Mother of two
“This is pretty awesome…” –Child, aged 9

"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

As the DKfindout! website has been developed it has been continually tested by children, teachers and parents around the world. Children most importantly, have been exhilarated and highly engaged by the volume of content aimed directly at them, and parents felt assured that their children were in safe hands when using the site. Teachers were also eager to use DKfindout!  - they felt the site supported current curriculum and material they use in class, and were extremely positive about having a visual aid to use when teaching and a comprehensive planning resource for future lessons.

So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to DKfindout! and start exploring all the amazing content with your kids today.  I can't wait to hear what you think of the site, so be sure to leave a comment below. :-)

--- GIVEAWAY ---

Thanks to the kind folks at DK FindOut!, I am excited to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a tote bag that will surely come in handy this summer for trips to the beach, to the library to get books for the kids, etc.  To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!


  1. Loved it especially the animated items - such as the water cycle explanation.