I will be updating this list as I am made aware of new resources. If you know a great resource that’s not on here, add it to the comments.
Websites That Send Notifications
Subscribe to any or all of these websites to receive daily notifications of free homeschooling resources or deals.
- Free Homeschool Deals
- Homeschool Giveaways and Freebies
- Frugal Homeschool Family
- Home Schooling on a Dime
Each category is organized by age with the youngest first and oldest last (around age 9)
Fine Motor Activities For Children Under 3—Subscriber freebie from an Occupational Therapy Assistant
Fine Motor Activities For Children 3-6—Subscriber freebie from an Occupational Therapy Assistant
Scissor Practice PreK-1st—Subscriber Freebie
Cut it Out Packs—Seasonal or themed packs to get kids excited about cutting. (Doesn’t work for my kids because they don’t want to cut through the pretty picture J)
Letters of All Sizes—Our favorite handwriting worksheets. Great for kids who are worried about being perfect.
Reading and Spelling
Alphabet Books—My toddler loves reading these. Bonus, it’s helped her speak clearer too!
Zooming Moving Alphabet—My sons favorite way to learn the alphabet (toddler to preschool)
Over 1300 Pages of Alphabet Printable Letters and Activities—Subscriber freebie
Reading the Alphabet—A pre-k reading curriculum
Number Bond Mats: Addition—Can be used for subtraction but the post only explains addition.
Homeschool Share—Unit studies for toddlers to high school; most are literature based.
1+1+1=1—Lots of themed activity packs for ages 2-7. I have found them most useful for preschool.
3 Dinosaurs—Focuses on toddlers through kindergarten.
Gift of Curiosity—So many themed printables! I believe you have to subscribe to get access to them all.
Mama Jenn—Lots and lots of printables. Mostly focuses on bible verses and preschool/kindergarten.
Living and Learning at Home—Offers printables focusing on language skills and science from a classical perspective
Learning Game Websites
My son is a big fan of games. He has his own folder on the menu bar with these games bookmarked. While I am not against babies and toddlers watching videos, I don’t encourage it. I use these websites for supplemental learning and independent learning for my older 2 children (5 and 7).
Learn to Read and Reading Activities
Math Playground—Math games, logic games and math manipulatives
Khan Academy–Sign children in and keep track of what they’ve learned. Really awesome if your afraid to teach math yourself
Learn to code–Not exactly math but I used it as math anyways because of the logic students use to complete tasks. My 7 year old son loves this!
Science 4 Us—Plenty of free lessons on this interactive website. There is a monthly cost to access all of the lessons.
Wonderopolis—Lot’s of reading (not a place a new reader can go without help). There are videos and a place to have the text read to you. Lot’s of fun topics to wonder about.
e-learning for kids—This website has an entire curriculum for multiple subjects and ages up to 6th grade.
Scholastic—This website has activites by grade level that work like lesson plans. Great if you are looking for something to go with a book. Not a website for kids to explore.
PBS Kids—Has lots of games and activities. Because it also has videos, I don’t go to this website as much as some of the others. My goal is active involvement and videos (typically) encourage passive.
Blue Manor Education—Their curriculum is in pdf form and costs money, however, when you subscribe you can get a free ebook of the month and slowly build your library. For preschool and kindergarten.
Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool—Really, really, really, easy curriculum to follow. Especially nice if you are feeling overwhelmed.
Moby Max–Entire curriculum on line and free. Great for children who enjoy playing mini games and earning prizes.
YouTube Channels for Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Early Elementary
We normally use YouTube to take us to places we can’t actually go. Or to teach me/my children things that are easier to learn when you can see it, or sing it. Most of these sites are science related or use songs to teach. There are so many cool learning channels on YouTube. Bookmark your favorites. (Nervous about YouTube? Read This Guide from Common Sense Media)
Twenty Trucks—I’m putting this on here just in case your kid is as interested obsessed with big vehicles as mine.
Kids TV 123—A learning channel with songs that aren’t annoying!
Grammaropolis—A little intense, but the kids seem to like it.
Blue World TV—Very enthusiastic Jonathan Bird takes you on an underwater adventure
Space Lab—technically not a kids channel. But the videos are short and full of amazing things that are difficult to learn on paper.
SciShow—Asks a question and answers it. Example: Why is spicy ‘hot’ and minty ‘cool’?
Other YouTube Lists
Hosted weekly, typically covering a specific age range. If you have never seen a link up before, bloggers link their posts on the subject for everyone to read. It’s a treasure trove of information.
Laugh and Learn Linkup—Homeschool and parenting every Tuesday
After School Activities—Despite the name, activities for homeschool are linked every week. Caters to the over kindergarten crowd.
iHomeschool Network—Hosts linky parties and weekly Google Hangouts on various subjects. Between the twitter parties and other products they create, you are going to want to subscribe to this really useful website (did I mention I was a member 🙂 ).
Kindle—You can read any kindle book even if you don’t have a kindle by downloading their free reading apps onto the computer or any tablet. Because the free books change so quickly I can’t give you a list of free ones. However, if you go to Children’s Kindle Books you can limit the list by age and sort by price, putting the free ones on top. (After clicking on the age range you want, you will have to scroll down a little to get to the sorting option. It will be on the right side.)
Project Gutenberg—Offers thousands of free pdf books. Children’s bookshelf is probably the most helpful. There you will find Children’s Anthologies and Children’s Instructional Books as well as many others.
My Works Montessori—Shows parents different Montessori activities and how to present them.
Teachers Pay Teachers—Search by subject, age, and type of activity you are looking for.
Teacher’s Notebook—Same as above but it doesn’t limit the number of pages a teacher can post for free.
Other Resource Lists
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