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Most parents with kids of school-going age relate to this topic. You’ve probably pulled a few hairs off your head or added a few grey ones from the virtual classes and yes-teachers do need that pay rise!
Anyway, I will not go tumbling down that rabbit hole. Some of us have accepted that we are increasingly taking on more teaching roles, including opting to home-school our children as a new normal.
Just like you, we struggled to find suitable homeschooling online learning resources suitable for our 4 and 6-year-old children. We came across some good recommendations mostly from fellow parents that suited our children homeschooling needs. We share a list with you below with the hope that it helps your homeschooling quest! We do hope you find the information useful.
This android application, available on Google play store once installed is super easy and fun to use. It will help your kids independently develops their reading and spelling skills plus you will be able to track their progress.
Curriculum: English language, phonics and spelling.
Age: has educational material relevant for children aged 5+ years.
We liked it because it uses awesome speech recognition, helping your children learn reading by giving verbal and visual feedback as they read stories out loud.
This free eBook library has loads of high-quality titles for your children!
Curriculum: Mathematics and English.
Age: has educational material relevant for children aged 3 to 11+ years.
We liked it because dedicated support page for parents plus tonnes of kid activities to keep them engaged while learning.
Known and trusted by many parents given its mission to provide free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
Curriculum: General education.
Age: has educational material relevant for children aged 2 to 18 years.
We liked it because of its high quality, easy to use and self-paced learning materials. As a parent, you also have access to support material and can monitor your child’s progress.
Popular with many schools and parents for its evaluation and self-paced math practice. This online tutor is a valuable resource if your kids need some extra math practice.
Age: has educational material relevant for children aged 5 to 14 years.
We liked it because Math-Whizz customizes instructions to fit your child’s numeracy level after completion of a placement assessment test. The animated lessons afterwards increase in complexity as your child performance improves.
One of the most widely used resources by parents globally.
Curriculum: General education.
Age: has educational material relevant for children aged 3 to 18 years.
We liked it because the lessons are animated and engaging including loads of quizzes and home learning materials for practice.
Great for children who prefer visual and hands-on learning.
Curriculum: English language, phonics, spelling, reading and writing.
Age: has educational material relevant for children aged 6 to 11 years.
We liked it because the materials are awesome for multisensory learning, excellent for children with dyslexia. It has loads of support material, plus parents can track their children’s progress.
Other online homeschooling resources that you may find useful include:
-> Oak National Academy– General education.
-> SplashLearn– Mathematics.
-> Teach Your Monster to Read– English language, phonics, spelling and reading.
-> Twinkl– General education.
-> Jolly Phonics Lessons– English language, phonics, spelling and reading.
-> Vooks– Reading, vocabulary and fluency.
This list is not exhaustive and there are tonnes of other useful home learning resources that parents have access to.
If you’re a homeschooling parent, which resources have worked for you?
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