If you are one of the many parents suddenly trying to figure out homeschooling, you are not alone! Many of us are learning how to juggle work, homeschooling, and simply surviving this pandemic, all at the same time. These are a few of the most helpful online resources you can use to help with homeschooling your child!
Especially since Common Core rose in popularity, many parents struggle with helping their child study math! Luckily, there are lots of resources available to help your child continue learning STEM subjects. One free option is Math Games, which has several free math games for children in grades K-8 on their website! For science, Tappity provides interactive lessons on a variety of scientific topics on their app. The app is free, as well as some lessons, and they have a variety of paid subscription options if your little scientist wants to learn more.
For language arts
If your child is already reading on their own, check out Project Gutenberg for thousands of free ebooks they can read! Project Gutenberg has mostly older books, which are free for them to share because their U.S. copyright has expired. Your local library may also have a special app, or use a platform like Hoopla or Alliance Overdrive, which will let you access free digital resources during this time. If your child is still learning to read, Starfall is a website that has games for children Pre-K through 3rd grade.
For all subjects
If you have access to a printer, 123 Homeschool 4 Me is a great resource for you! Their website has over 1 million free printables for all ages, across all topics. If you need to keep things fully online, ABCMouse and its website for older kids, Adventure Academy, are also great resources for learning games on a variety of topics. If you have an Alexa compatible device, let your child take learning into their own hands with Bamboo, which offers Alexa skills to help people learn about topics from music to math.
As much as possible, try to maintain a consistent routine around schoolwork, but it’s okay to stay flexible based on what you and your child need each day. This is a hard time for everyone, but with helpful resources and grace for each other, you’ll get through this together!
Whether homeschooling is something you’ve done before or you’re brand new to all of this, these online resources are here to help you successfully homeschool your child, even under these strange circumstances.