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Xfinity X1 for TV and Online Learning

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of XFINITY. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Summertime for the boys means summer break for me too. I work at the High School so I am home too and at the start of summer I was all about limiting TV. The boys left at home are 8 and 18. The 18 year old I don’t monitor as much and he is hardly home, but the 8 year old had rules. However, I suddenly turned to TV a lot more this summer for reasons I never expected. We have been Xfinity customers for many, many years starting when Comcast was our local provider. Each year they seem to advance in technology more and more. Today we have DVR, boxes in many rooms, high-speed Wi-Fi, home security, apps and more through Xfinity X1. NO matter what room we are in, we can access shows and the internet.

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How did I use TV in in some unexpected ways this summer? There are two reasons that may not come back around for several years. The Copa America and Summer Olympics. The Copa Cup came to America this year for the centennial celebrations. 3 games were played right here in Seattle. We are huge soccer fans and had 2 of our Seattle Sounders players participating in the games for USA. I bought my son a COPA shirt one day and it started a conversation about countries. The shirt had the soccer balls with the Country Flags design and he memorized each country flag. 2 months later when the Olympics began he recognized flags as we watched the opening ceremonies. At 8, I could only tell you our flag, but he recognizes 8 other countries flags because of watching the Copa Cup and apparel he had.

As he ended 2nd grade this year I never imagined that 2 widely televised sports events would give him such a Geography lesson. As parents, we see these unexpected lessons and want to capitalize on them so I did just that. I found a few books about other countries-China, Japan, Europe, Brazil. I also would seek out fun online games. With the high speed internet Xfinity provides us, online learning is always successful and we never have issues with speed or (fingers crossed) frequent outages. Any online lessons are flawless with our connection at any time of the day or year.

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On the topic of Xfinity we also started a fun family tradition this year. Once a week we had family movie nights and these movies would be blasts from the past. We would go into our DVR movie menu and find the older movies we knew he would enjoy. We have shown him The Goonies, original Ghostbusters, Home Alone, Honey I Shrunk the Kids series and more fun movies as we scan our Xfinity TV movie genres and can access so many great titles, new and old.

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Anthony will be a third grader this year and I know that means a bit more computer time and online research. As an Xfinity customer I know I can rely on Xfinity X1 to get my son online and find all the research topics he needs. From practicing multiplication facts to researching countries or animals. I can do frequent speed tests for free and in about 2-3 minutes to assure there are no issues with our IP or area. Head to XFinity and follow Xfinity on Facebook or Latino Xfinity on Facebook. Start today by accessing your favorite TV shows and internet sights with the speed and reliability of Xfinity X1. It is always here for my family and will be for yours too.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of XFINITY. The opinions and text are all mine.

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Debra Holloway

My daughter got into older movies and music. I am glad she has come to enjoy these. Television can broaden a child’s education and knowledge.

belinda bell

I love Xfinity X1. The kids learn so much on it

Nancy Burgess

This is great help for the kids.I like this.

Mary Baez

so great!!

Cheryl Everitt

I have heard only good things about Infinity. Thank you sharing.

Melissa Porter

I accomplished getting my grown kids to watch movies that were popular when I was their age.