Free Online Homeschool Resources Education

We love homeschooling with our girls! We can see their excitement for learning and their regular progress up close every day. The schedule and curriculum are extremely flexible. And we can delve as deeply as we want into any topics we find interesting. But most surprisingly, our kids aren’t the only ones learning — Jen and I are also discovering so many interesting things that we were never taught (or perhaps just forgot) in our years of schooling. We’re now finally getting the education we never had, and we’re doing it on our own!

One of the things that makes this possible is the Internet, which is full of fabulous resources for learning about anything and everything, for free. Jen has compiled a list of some of her favorite free homeschool websites. Most of these will apply to younger kids (ours are 8 and 6 years old), but some of these sites will be interesting to teenagers and adults as well. They’re not all pretty and easy to navigate, but some of them are very well done. We’re continually adding to our list as we discover new sites. These links are grouped by subject, but some of the sites cover multiple subjects, so I’m sure you’ll find your favorites as well. Happy homeschooling!

Free online (1)Books / Reading

Handwriting

Language Arts

Telling Time

Typing

Arts and Crafts

Music

Geography

History

Science

Language Learning

Math

Learning Activities and Games (Various Topics)

Lesson Plans and Articles

Education Videos (various topics)

Encyclopedias

Search Engine Tips

  • google.com (Utilize Google image search and YouTube for pictures and videos) Also, typing “facts” and/or “for kids” along with what you’re searching for will often bring up great results.
If you have any homeschooling resources or educational websites you’d like to share, please put them in the comments below.


Brandon is a location independent entrepreneur, musician, traveler, worldschooling father, and the principal author of this blog. He's all about reaching his potential and enjoying life to the fullest in every moment while inspiring others to do the same.


Comments

  1. Jennifer Pearce Says: October 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    It is a long list, and just keeps growing. There are so many great free resources online, and they are so helpful for our travel-type lifestyle. Not only that, but we have found many really fun things on these sites as well. Definitely a wonderful addition to our well-rounded homeschool education.

  2. HOLY SMOKES! I thought I had a long list of bookmarks, but you’ve got quite a few I’ve never seen before. Thanks for posting this. I’m going to bookmark this page to go over each one more thoroughly.

    I’d love to know how you actually USE these sites in your schooling. I tend to forget I even have such resources available to me.

  3. Wow that’s a fantastic list. Thanks so much for putting together. We use a lot of online resources but there are a lot there that I haven’t seen yet.

  4. Thank you for posting this great resource of info as well as your homeschooling experiences. We’re taking the plunge after Haley finishes up this school year. Both of our kids (4,2) have been reading since they were 9 months old and although Haley is attending a Montessori school, which is better than the “normal” US educational system, I’m still not satisfied. I simply feel I know my kids better than anyone and can devote this time to help them stay excited about learning new things–their own way. The educational system here in the USA is a joke. I can’t wait to start. Please continue to share your experiences. I appreciate it!!

  5. I’ve been catching up on all your old posts. I’m soooo glad I’ve found your blog. This post is amazing and I need to add it as a favorite because it has so much info! Sorry I’m late to the party, but glad I’m here now. Much thanks Pearce fam.

  6. Great list!
    I came across your page while looking for resources for children and noticed that some really good resources have been listed. I am sure your visitors are very happy to have this list.

    While going through your website I felt that our resource might suit your listing of educational sites. Here they are:

    Hiccup’s Science Workshop for Science: http://www.schoolofdragons.com/hiccups-science-workshop/
    Math Blaster: http://www.mathblaster.com/parents/math-games
    Jumpstart: http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/worksheets

    Our sites have free games, printables and worksheets. We would truly appreciate your adding us to your resource list. Adding us to your list is sure to help us reach our goal of making our educational material available to as many kids, parents and teachers as possible. Thanks!

  7. I don’t know if English speaking parents could enjoy them, but there are activities for 3-6 years old, in French (basic French) on countries or French area (Paris, Alsace).
    http://avenuereinemathilde.com/?s=livret

  8. Is this type of home schooling excepted for the UK and is there tests or progress reports for the kids ? What type of proof do i get ?

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