If you’re looking for the best homeschooling resources for your family, you’ve come to the right place. Every site I have listed are ones that we know, love, and use regularly.

As a home-educator, you know that good resources are limited and extremely hard to find; I aim to make that easier for you by listing them here! We are a non-religious family, so none of my resources feature a religious element. If you’re a religious educator, feel free to use these pages too; you’ll just have to add in your religious elements.

I’m sure you don’t want a long diatribe before you get to the good stuff, so here we go!

Home Education Resources

Twinkl

http://www.twinkl.com

This site has almost every curriculum you could ever want. The worksheets are fabulous; so much so that even Punky’s school uses their materials in their lessons according to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.

I’ve written a blog post about Twinkl here if you’re interested in reading it.

 

Mathschase

https://www.mathschase.com/

This site has free games your children can play to help them learn their multiplication tables. It has been invaluable for us.

 

Tutoo

https://www.tutoo.com/

Are you looking for a tutor? Look no further than Tutoo! Whether your child needs a tutor, or you’d like to become one, Tutoo can help you find whatever you’re looking for in the tutoring world. I haven’t used this site yet, but it was a resource submission via email.

 

Calculators.org

https://www.calculators.org/

Calculators.org is a free math and science resource offering hundreds of fun and helpful online calculators and conversion tools which homeschool students can use to learn math and science.

Khan Academy

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

BBC Learning

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

This site has been updated with new content! No TV license required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

Seneca
https://www.senecalearning.com
For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

Openlearn
https://www.open.edu/openlearn/
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

Blockly
https://blockly.games
Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

Scratch
https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/
Creative computer programming

Ted Ed
https://ed.ted.com
All sorts of engaging educational videos

National Geographic Kids
https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

Duolingo
https://www.duolingo.com
Learn languages for free. Web or app.

Mystery Science
https://mysteryscience.com
Free science lessons

The Kids Should See This
https://thekidshouldseethis.com
Wide range of cool educational videos

Crash Course
https://thecrashcourse.com
You Tube videos on many subjects

Crash Course Kids
https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids
As above for a younger audience

Crest Awards
https://www.crestawards.org
Science awards you can complete from home.

iDEA Awards
https://idea.org.uk
Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

Paw Print Badges
https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk
Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

Tinkercad
https://www.tinkercad.com
All kinds of making.

Prodigy Maths
https://www.prodigygame.com
Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

Cbeebies Radio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio
Listening activities for the younger ones.

Nature Detectives
https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetect…/
A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

British Council
https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find
Resources for English language learning

Oxford Owl for Home
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/
Lots of free resources for Primary age

Big History Project
https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home
Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

Geography Games
https://world-geography-games.com/world.html
Geography gaming!

Blue Peter Badges
https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges
If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

The Artful Parent
https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/
Good, free art activities

Red Ted Art
https://www.redtedart.com
Easy arts and crafts for little ones

The Imagination Tree
https://theimaginationtree.com
Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

Toy Theater
https://toytheater.com/
Educational online games

DK Find Out
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/…
Activities and quizzes

Pigly

https://pigly.com/calculators/for-kids/

A fun yet informative guide about the history of calculators with examples of how they are used in everyday life at home.

STEMToyExpert.com – 101 Boredom Busters article with a focus on STEM. This site also includes an extensive section of educational resources, STEM projects, and more. I highly suggest you check it out! https://www.stemtoyexpert.com/things-to-do-when-kids-are-bored/