Since many kids are or will be home from school, today i’m sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools. Keep the children busy and their minds active so they don’t fall behind at school but be sure to mix it up with lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/up-cycling with household junk, (look out for our up-cycled garden swing coming up at the end of this week!)
Here’s some more online resources to help with kids at home – my suggestion would be to focus on one link from each list and work through it with your children, allowing them to be a bit more autonomous in choosing what they want to study (For example ask them -Science or Maths?) will bring out a sense of ownership and they will want to do well. I used this web 2.0 app earlier and my son challenged me to a game – I had to beat his score – which meant that he had to then beat mine! https://www.timestables.com/speed-test/
Curiosity Stream- https://curiositystream.com/collections/
Outschool- https://outschool.com/ (love learning also offers this service – contact us if you’re interested)
Beast Academy (Math) – https://beastacademy.com/online
Khan Academy- https://www.khanacademy.org/
Creative Bug- https://www.creativebug.com/ – Andvia media is a new channel dedicated to painting and art… its mesmerising: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDctfCBlBMFmVfl0pUnZikA
Discovery Education https://www.discoveryeducation.com/
Crash Course Kids- https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids/featured
Science Channel- https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/
SciShow Kids- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRFIPG2u1DxKLNuE3y2SjHA
National Geographic Kids- https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Geography Focus- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8HYERScBt-e0kV0fpe0asg
Kids Learning Tube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7EFWpvc1wYuUwrtZ_BLi9A
Geeek Gurl Diaries- https://www.youtube.com/user/GeekGurlDiaries
*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!
*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/
**More awesome free learning websites that we like to use**
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