23 Homeschool Resources for Parents
Many of you are are probably going to be homeschooling your kids this fall, but you have never done this before, don’t know where to start and might be feeling a little overwhelmed. While you may be using our county virtual schools to assist with some of the teaching, there is probably more that want to do more with the kids as they will be home all day. We have put together a list of 23 homeschool resources that will help you as you navigate homeschool for the first (or even beyond) time.
These homeschool resources will help parents ease into, or supplement, their future homeschooling plans. Some of the homeschool resources below are big companies and others are stay-at-home moms that have created some amazing learning printables and resources.
All of these would be great options to supplement your child’s homeschooling plan.
3 Boys and a Dog
Once you arrive at 3 Boys and a Dog, you’ll notice the abundance of printables. From spelling lessons to seasonal-themed printables, there really is something fun and engaging for a wide variety of ages.
Don’t forget to look for accredited homeschool resources that give your child the knowledge that they need. Bridgeway Academy does a great job in tailoring the coursework to what your child needs.
Club Sci Kidz
Ready for your child to learn a new language? Duolingo can help them learn Italian, English, German, French, and more! What better time than when they’re at home than to take on a new language?!
We have Epic books for my son and he just loves it! Kids can get access to 40,000 kids books on the Epic Books app. Kids can choose to read the books that interest them the most and Epic sends parents a weekly update to see what books kids are reading and how much time they have spent on the app.
Fun With Mama
On Fun With Mama, you’ll find so many great learning printables and worksheet packets here for early learners. There are plenty of educational items as well as many fun STEM learning experiments, too. Don’t forget to check out the themed-printables too to be bring in a little fun and excitement into learning.
Hip Homeschool Moms
The Hip Homeschool Moms site is made by two moms and is loaded with learning printables, calendars, writing exercises, and more. Once you dive in and start printing it all out, you’re going to be amazed!
Homeschool Share is a great resource for homeschooling parents. The best part about this site is that you can literally search for something specific and find it. It filters through and pulls up any and all resources that are available for you to be able to use. It’s a great resource if you’re looking for something specific.
How to Smile
How to Smile is loaded with a ton of math and science activities. Over 3,000 to be exact. There are many online learning activities and a lot of hands-on activities, too. It’s a hybrid option that is certain to be quite popular with the kids.
You’ll find all your typical school classes here on K12. You can use it for full time school or take individual courses as a supplemental learning program.
Khan Academy is great because it’s geared for K-12 and even has some college-level learning as well. Many people tend to use it for its Science and Math focus, but it really does a great job in covering a wide variety of topics.
This is such a fun homeschool concept! Every month, MyEduCrate delivers learning items right to your house! This gives your child something new to learn, play with, and engage with to keep them excited and happy about learning.
NASA for Students
NASA for Students will have your child taking interest in articles, videos, and even some fun STEM games, too. It’s a great resource for learning about space and aeronautics.
Power My Learning
Power My Learning is a library of free games and activities is huge here! There are literally thousands of learning options for learners in grades K-12. Go through and pick out a few options for the week.
Outschool has over 10,000 classes that will delight kids of all ages. Kids can take classes in the 4 major subjects as well as classes in different areas of interest such as cooking classes, music classes, art classes, Harry Potter classes and much more!
The Relaxed Homeschool
You’re not alone when it comes to learning as you go from home. The Relaxed Home School gives so many great resources and a ton of free printables for early and young learners.
Scholastic Learn at Home
From Pre-K up to 9th grade, there are always interesting things to read online here. Scholastic Learn at Home is great for reading comprehension and a break from other learning platforms and questions.
If you have a science fan in the house, don’t miss out on Science4Us. While it does have some focus on math and engineering, it really does focus a lot of science and how it works.
If you’re looking for a Christian based curriculum, then take a look at Sonlight Curriculum. This homeschool resource literally gives you everything that you need to homeschool for the year with as little interruption as possible.
From video lessons to educational resources, there are a wide variety of lessons that will guide a preschool-aged child all the way up to college. You’ll find an abundance of information on Study.com so make certain that you take the time to go through and read up on it all.
Work on your child’s writing skills with Time4Writing’s engaging curriculum. From elementary ages on up, all grade levels will be able to learn and grow with this type of online resource.
There are so many great reviews and thoughts about the Time4Learning online curriculum. For Prek-12th grade, the core topics are available and covered. Parents love that it’s student-paced and offers a flexible schedule as well. With this program, parents can be really hands-off.
Vocabulary Spelling City
If you’re wanting to work on your child’s spelling skills, then Vocabulary Spelling City is the site for you. Not only is spelling the focus, but phonics and writing is as well. Your child will love to learn new words and also learn the best ways to use them and spell them correctly, too.
As you can see, finding great homeschool resources isn’t really that difficult to do. But once you have a list like this full of options, it is up to you to sit down and filter through to find the best ones for you and your children.
The best part about being able to teach from home is that the online options will let you vary it up and change it up daily. Have fun using these varying homeschool resources to be a great way to teach your child this school year!
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