Complete Guide to Homeschooling – 50+ Websites, Apps and Learning Resources

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Are you schooling from home or your schools are closed? Here are fun and additional ways you can help your child build their education and supplement their growth and learning.

Firstly,

Have you joined your local library online?

You can sign up online for e-books and audiobooks free!!

Welcome to our new Adventure!

from a Worldschooling / Gameschooling mother!

“Learning while Laughing”

I like to share my family’s learning adventures! There is only one aim: The best learning happens when you are having fun! So, are you ready to come “adventuring” with me! You are now the official “Leader of the Mischief”. Wait! Stop! That was supposed to say “Homeschool Teacher” but it’s tea time so….

Have you joined the online library yet?

You can get e-books, audiobooks, magazines and newspapers online through your library!

Preschool:

Listening to Audibooks whilst playing Lego, making craft, or playing puzzles.

Audiobook suggestions:

Winnie the Pooh by A A Milne

  • A Bear called Paddington – Michael Bond
  • Alice in Wonderland by C S Lewis
  • Ronald Dahl reading his story stories : Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
  • Julia Donaldson – we love all her books – The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom

Making Origami paper planes – Did you know it is actually an international sport for predominately Engineers and Mathematicians.

PBS kids in USA has lots of fabulous mini documentary cartoon style learning programs.

For extra ideas google homeschooling ideas for “Preschool with Netflix”.

ABC4kids in Australia likewise – tv, online, or app

Learning with arts and crafts:

www.dltk-kids.com

“DLTK’s Crafts for Kids features a variety of printable children’s crafts, coloring pages, worksheets and activities including projects for holidays, educational themes and some of our children’s favorite cartoon characters.”

https://origami-amazing.blogspot.com/

Easy Origami for instructions for kids.

Grades K – 2:

www.abcya.com

Educational games and apps for kids grade K-5

www.starfall.com

Specializes in Reading, writing, maths and phonics.


Grades 3+

www.biology4kids.com

Explore cell structure, cell function, scientific studies, plants, vertebrates, invertebrates and other scientific topics.

www.chem4kids.com
Explore Periodic Table Basics, States of Matter, Structure of Atoms, Changes in Matter, Chemical and Physical Changes, Solids, Enzymes, Solutions and other science topics.

www.cosmos4kids.com

Explore astronomy, space exploration, and science topics.

www.geography4kids.com

Explore the earth sciences that includes topics on the Earth’s structure, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, and other science topics.

www.khanacademy.org

Their mission is to provide a free world class education to anyone worldwide.

www.physics4kids.com

Explore motion, heat and thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, light, modern physics and other science topics.

Brain works – Neuroscience for kids

(https://youtu.be/CAKscnzkhHg)

Educational programs videos / documentaries
(Available on YouTube)

Scishow kids (https://youtu.be/yItH9wyF8YA)

Science explained in short documentaries.

Also for older kids 12+ checkout Scishow (confirm content suitable for your child first)

Crash Course kids – STEM resources (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL0l9COpoK2BzCKhz5o_Xe9QPC–3Tu2Ed)

Also for older kids 12+ checkout Crash Course (confirm content suitable for your child first)

Dinosaur Train – Dinosaurs and more Dinosaurs. (https://youtu.be/LjujG9BfU_0)

Ready Get Go! – About space, astronomy (https://youtu.be/iN78UKFnk20)

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – teaching mindfulness (https://youtu.be/AJLyBB6rcZA)

Super Why! – Learning about letters, words and how they work (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbxK6jzYms1iMkU9Kwvl0sA)

Wild Kratts – Wildlife rangers (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxEmDFo1yUbbxjEb9RjitVA)

Tinga Tinga Tales from Africa – short video documentaries in colorful animated African designed (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWQLkOZV1aHXB0ihn2EwSbw)

Languages Learning

Arabic:

Adam wa Mishmish – cute songs to learn (https://youtu.be/BEwKlsjk5AE)

 

Learn the Arabic Alphabet

(https://raisingworldchildren.com/2019/07/16/helping-your-dyslexic-child-learn-the-arabic-alphabet/ )

Learn Arabic numbers

(https://raisingworldchildren.com/2019/06/04/help-your-child-with-dyslexia-learn-arabic-numbers/)

Ahlan Simsim – Arabic Sesame Street

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https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC48pfslXOUx-PZTLQxZjS4g

French

For French Immersion

(www.forfrenchimmersion.com)

 

A cup of French:

(www.acupoffrench.com)

Animals (https://acupoffrench.com/french-vocabulary/pets-animals/ )

 

Japanese:

Lessons for Japanese but you can choose from 28 different languages to start.

(https://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/ )

 

Mandarin:

Miss Panda’s ‘Playful Chinese Podcasts’

(https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lets-go-in-chinese-with-miss-panda/id1467550146?i=1000467025330 )

Miss Panda’s Chinese playground – stories read in Mandarin Chinese

(https://youtu.be/0arm4ksZyW4)

Sesame Street in Mandarin

(https://youtu.be/QerlKVfczG4)


Online or Apps to Use:

Duolingo – Learn many different languages online or in their app

www.duolingo.com

Learn languages online or ap

App – Chineseskill – Learn Mandarin Chinese

(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chineseskill)

Chemistry Periodic Table App

(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.rsc.periodictable )

Maths Tricks App

(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=example.matharithmetics )

Other Services

Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

Online resources:
– BrainPop
– Curiosity Stream
– Tynker
– Outschool
– Udemy
– iReady
– Beast Academy (Math)
– Khan Academy
– Creative Bug
– Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:
– Crash Course Kids
– Science Channel
– SciShow Kids
– National Geographic Kids
– Free School
– Geography Focus
– TheBrainScoop
– SciShow
– Kids Learning Tube
– Geeek Gurl Diaries
– Mike Likes Science
– Science Max
– SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

*More awesome free learning websites that we like to use*

https://www.starfall.com/h/

https://www.abcya.com/

https://www.funbrain.com/

https://www.splashlearn.com/

https://pbskids.org/

https://www.highlightskids.com/

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

http://www.mathgametime.com/

https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

https://www.switchzoo.com/

https://www.seussville.com/

https://www.turtlediary.com/

https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

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