This article has been sponsored by Verizon FIOS. All opinions found herein are strictly my own.
Verizon FIOS may be just the cure you need for a problem that most parents are facing right now. School is officially over and it is time for the “I’m bored Mom, what can I do” season to begin all across the nation. I have experienced this season many times and have come up with a cure that works at our house. Feel free to adapt it to work at your house.
What is FIOS?
FIOS is fiber optic technology delivered to your house. Fiber Optics is different from cable because it uses light to transfer video and data signals directly to your home. Verizon FIOS’ fiber-optic network is the reason FIOS is able to give great performance and reliable service. Fiber optics are less susceptible to weather and is immune to electrical disruptions. Verizon FIOS has three products that you can order separately or in a great bundle like I did. The pieces are:
When it comes to the internet, the bandwidth capacity is greater which is a must have if you have a large family with lots of electronics like mine. FIOS internet comes in several speed options. Check out the following list:
50/50 Mbps – this allows you to upload and download in a flash. It allows you to play games and stream videos virtually lag-free
100/100 Mbps – among the fastest broadband speeds. It allows you to download movies in mere minutes, upload photos in seconds and effortlessly use all your devices at once.
150/150 Mbps – this premier speed is for serious internet users. This is great if you have multiple devices doing intense activities all at once.
300/300 Mbps – this speed is great for multiple hardcore internet users. Use this to connect all your devices and push them hard.
500/500 Mbps – this is Verizon FiOS’ supersonic speed. If you have lots of users and lots of devices downloading, uploading, streaming and sharing files all at the same time. This one is for you.
The home phone service is great and you can even forward your home phone to your smart phone so you don’t miss important calls when you have to leave the house for summer fun! No more sitting and staring at the phone lie in the old days. The television service is amazing and allows you to watch television on your actual television or on your tablet or smartphone!
When it comes to beating boredom and having #NoBoredKids, the internet is my favorite of the Verizon FIOS services. I set my kids up for summer school at home and the lightning fast Verizon internet is helping me like you would not believe. First, I created a spreadsheet to schedule summer school activities for the children. Each child has a custom designed program based on grade level, interest and the upcoming school year.
I have used the Verizon FIOS internet to help me with my summer school plans. My youngest daughter has me teaching her Japanese. My son speaks Spanish pretty well. My other daughter wants me to teach her French. I studied French way back in high school. I only know Spanish from reading my children’s homework and I know nothing of Japanese. So, I went to the internet, downloaded books to teach all the languages!
I had each child download school books directly to their e-readers to use for school each day.
All three children will be getting math work done each day. The website www.mathisfun.com is great. It has math for my 4th graders and my 8th grader. The activities are timed and can be custom created for each child’s skill level. Winning!
For all the other classes I am really enjoying www.quizlet.com. This website has quizzes for EVERYTHING. No matter what you are trying ot learn from a new language to the real estate exam to 8th grade history, there is a quizlet already done for you. Not only that you can create your own quizlets!
We are also using the internet to have music lessons via YouTube videos. With the television we are using the cooking channel to explore cuisines from around the world. So, before the kids start talking about how bored they are, sign up for one of the Verizon FIOS packages so there will be #NoBoredKids at your house!