This post is written in partnership with Ubongo Toolkits. While I was compensated for my time, opinions are 100% my own.
Ubongo is dedicated to creating edutainment resources for kids in Africa, to help them learn and love learning! As a former educator turned homeschooling parent, that mission is an echo of my heart for my own children – that they might become life-long learners. And Ubongo has a HUGE heart for the children in Africa and around the world who need (and deserve!) fun learning opportunities.
And while Ubongo Toolkits is a website primarily geared towards serving children in African countries, English (or French) speaking children can also enjoy many of the site’s resources. As a parent, I also loved giving my children a glimpse of another culture – especially using a resource that features POC in authentic, everyday situations and scenarios.
Ubongo is FREE for parents and educators alike, offering a wide variety of downloadable educational resources that will keep kids engaged while learning. (And they just so happen to be Africa’s leading edutainment company! Ubongo is committed to reaching African children by leveraging the power of entertainment, the reach of mass media, and the connectivity of mobile devices, to deliver effective, localized learning to African families at low cost & massive scale.)
Take a peek at one of the videos available for download:
The website offers a variety of content for both English and non-English speakers, ranging from cute and engaging videos to printables to audio and ebooks. (I was particularly impressed with the videos and ebooks!) Users can search for resources based on Content Type, Subject, Age Range, Language – or a combination of all 4! The site offers learning resources for everything from hand-washing (super important right now), the alphabet, math skills, science, technology, and civics.
I was SO delighted to see that Ubongo also features content dedicated to nurturing a child’s socio-emotional health. This is a HUGE and necessary for the development of holistically healthy kids.
As you browse the website, you’ll find that many of the resources pair with Ubongo’s popular app, Akili and Me. Akili is featured in most of the site videos, along with her adorable animal friends.
I was able to create a FREE account in under a minute, and was able to start downloading Ubongo’s fantastic resources.
I urge you to visit https://www.ubongo.org/ to learn more about what Ubongo is doing for the children of Africa and their mission to reach African children – creating measurable change in both their learning and their lives.
Visit the Ubongo Toolkits Website: https://toolkits.ubongo.org/
Visit the Ubongo Kids Website: https://ubongokids.com/