Thanks to Google, you can access a vast amount of information with just a few taps, from places to visit in Japan to find out how many toes a rhinoceros has, and life has become much easier.
But there’s more to Google than just that. And there isn’t a better time to explore all of them than now when you’re holed up at home with your little ones!
1. Learn at Home with YouTube
With a horde of funny videos to bring smiles to your face, music videos to sing and dance along to, cartoons to keep the little ones distracted, and much more, YouTube is, without a doubt, a great source of entertainment. But did you know that you can also learn with YouTube? And you don’t even have to go digging through the multitude of videos for it!
YouTube has launched Learn@Home, a website with resources for families with children of different ages and interests. The site has a host of interactive videos, from craft activities and science experiments to story-time and dance sessions!
2. Use AR for Education
Thanks to the continuous progress of technology, you can even visit the zoo from your couch at home with AR animals in Google Search!
How it works is, first you search for an animal you want to learn about in Google on your AR-enabled smartphone. A life-panel with appear. In addition to information like the lifespan, temperament, and weight, you will also see the option to “view in 3D”.
Tap it and you’ll be able to get a 3D animation of the animal. You can choose to swipe around for a 360-degree view and also choose to “View in your space”. And with another tap, you’ll have brought the animal into your space! At the current moment, you can summon a total of 28 animals to your living space.
3. Explore with Google Arts and Culture
Source: Google Arts and Culture
The Google Arts and Culture app puts treasure, stories and knowledge of over 2000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at the tips of your finger! From being able to exhibit an artwork in your house, to virtually touring an art gallery and dancing with AI, the possibilities are immense! Can’t go out? Why let that get you down when you can experience the arts and culture of different places around the world at no cost!
4. Discover the World with Google Earth Voyager
Source: Google Earth Voyager
Google Earth Voyager lets kids (and adults) see the world through a collection of map-based stories, whether it’s the old cobblestone streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico or a vibrant neighborhood in La Boca, Argentina!
You can keep the little ones engaged by taking them on a mission with Google Earth’s detective Carmen Sandiego or teach them new things about the world with quizzes.
5. Be Internet Awesome
Source: Be Internet Awesome
With children spending more time online, Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence.
Little ones can play their way to being Internet Awesome with Interland, an online adventure that puts the key lessons of digital safety into hands-on practice with four challenging games.