May 05, 2020 | Heads' Blog
How to Learn a New Skill on YouTube for Lower Campus

Written by Martha Bjorklund, Head of Lower Campus at PBDA

Now that we are stuck inside, why not use YouTube to learn a new skill or find a new hobby? Your parents may have used YouTube to find a recipe to make dinner or to fix something around the house, but it’s a great platform for children and adults alike. Wouldn’t it be fun to spin a basketball on your fingertip like Coach Rusty? Or if sports aren’t your thing, maybe you’re interested in learning about the planets in our solar system. How great would it be to say “hello” in 15 different languages? During this time of distance learning at PBDA, I encourage you to learn something new each week on YouTube.

When we return to campus, impress your friends with new magic tricks which you can learn magic by tuning into Learn Five Easy Magic Tricks for Kids – Vanish, Money, Levitation and More. In the meantime, entertain your family with your new tricks at home. You already know that the Atlantic Ocean is in our backyard, but can you name and share something about all of the oceans in the world? Find out by singing this song. Have you ever wondered why seawater is salty? Want to know the colors of a rainbow and how one is formed? Check out this clip.

Hope to master the cartwheel? Here are easy-to-follow step by step instructions. Do you know what “palindromes” are? Hint, here are 10 Words that sound the same when spelled backwards. Does your family have extra newspaper lying around? Learn how to make the fastest flying paper airplane. Curious about the seven continents of the world or how to compare numbers?

Whether you’re acquiring knowledge or a new skill, with your parent’s supervision, you can learn just about anything by going to YouTubeKids. From whistling or juggling to finding out about your favorite animal or song, give it a whirl. Just remember, practice makes perfect!