I thought I would compile a quick and easy click list of the best homeschool online resources for you to refer to during the period that we will be teaching our children from home:
Online Homeschool Resources
Twinkl Provides learning packs for every year group and is providing support to parents during the Coronavirus outbreak.
CBeebies Not only are their shows educational (so do not feel guilty for using these) they also have activities, radio, games, puzzles and singing on their website.
Reading Eggs Plenty of fun ways to encourage reading.
Oxford Owl Reading, English, Maths, activities for 3-11 year olds.
Virtual Book Club For Kids Online books for pre-schoolers.
Have Fun Teaching This link will take you to free teaching packs for home learning (It is US based but can be adapted for the UK)
Woodland Trust 10 nature activities for kids if you’re self-isolating at home.
Tree Tools For Schools Plenty of printable sheets to focus on nature topics.
National Geographic Kids Lots of info on our planet and science with some activities for younger children.
Mystery Science Plenty of science activities and ideas.
IXL Maths and English Interactive Maths and English activities for every year group.
Science Journal for Kids Hundreds of scientific articles. Written for kids. Approved by scientists.
Oxford Home Schooling For KS3, GCSE and A level students.
Home Schooling Ideas A free homeschooling curriculum to view.
National Literacy Trust A variety of literacy resources you can access for free.
Khan Academy US grade system but again can be adapted to the UK. Supplies a wide range of help for secondary school age.
Big History Project Information from 6 billion years ago through the ages. Mostly aimed at older children but could be adapted and sections used for younger ages.
Geography Games Lots of interactive games to enjoy.
Fun Brain American based, plenty of games, activities, videos etc for fun learning.
Highlights Kids Packed full of lots of activities to get stuck into.
Storyline Online Enjoy listening to books being read by celebs
Ed Place Online Maths and English (membership needed).
Learning Resources Science Museum Lots of science resources for free.
Top Marks Online Maths for 3-14 year olds
Once Upon a Picture Online images to inspire learning through reading and comprehension.
All in One Homeschool A complete Christian Home Ed free resources site.
Discovery Education Providing high-quality, dynamic, digital content to primary and secondary schools across the United Kingdom.
Kids Gardening Loads of great activities to do in your garden with the kids.
For a list of music resources see this article here.
For an exciting and informative read on medieval history, check out this resource article here.
For a list of art resources see this article here.
For online music classes for kids sign up to YouTube kids who have a wide range of fun videos to join in with.
For tips on setting up your house for homeschooling check out my blog post here.
Of course, us parents are not teaching experts and the majority of us have been thrown in at the deep end with zero preparation time. If you are also trying to juggle working from home whilst home educating you may find everything a little tough. A tutor may be your answer. Tutor House are the UK’s leading tutor services and not only do they offer a wide range of tutors who can come to your home, but they also offer online tutoring too which is ideal in this current situation. You can browse a selection of tutors and find one that will suit your child and their learning needs. Topics covered range from Maths to English, Chemistry to Physics, Guitar lessons and Law, French and more. You can choose what level your child (or yourself) is working at and chat with your chosen tutor online prior to setting up a session. Simple, convenient and extremely helpful.
You could also look to Tutor Hunt who can offer tutors for primary school aged children, those working towards their GCSE’s or A-Levels and even for adult learners who want to gain more qualifications. They can offer in person and also online tutors who are all DBS checked and fully vetted. It is the ideal way to help your children (or possibly even yourself) to fulfil their potential.
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I hope this extensive list will prove helpful during your time as a homeschooling parent and will give you plenty of fun activities to enjoy as well as removing a bit of the pressure we are all feeling right now.
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