It’s that time for me to get re-organized and to set new goals. It is so important to start fresh and have a new plan. With four kids you are always changing things and coming up with new ways to spark their interest.
I am going to start by sharing with you, my favorite educational websites! You may already know some or all. Either way, let us share with new homeschooling families or even those parents trying to add to their children’s education after school.
Just about all of these are completely FREE:
AbcYa is one of these best education game sites out there. Of course this is my opinion. They have grade levels from Pre-K through 5th grade. When you choose a grade you then have subjects to choose from. Letters. numbers, strategies (thinking) and skills. Even games for the holidays. They will be practicing their current skills as well as adding new ones. What is even better….my kids LOVE it!
Animal Jam– This is the #1 site for my kids. Mostly because they love games and animals. Here is their awesome description of their website: “Animal Jam is a safe and exciting online playground for kids who love animals and the outdoors. Players create and customize their own animal characters and dens, chat with friends, adopt pets, team up for adventures, and feed their curiosity about animals and the natural world around them Created in partnership with National Geographic, Animal Jam features classic playground role playing infused with the life sciences. Players can collect fun facts in their journey books, learn about Animal Conservation in Kimbara Outback, and talk to real scientists, like herpetologist Dr. Brady Barr and marine biologist Dr. Tierney Thys.
NatGeo KIds– Full of animal videos, games, articles and much more. If your kids love reading about different animals this site is a fun way to add to their learning. “Nat Geo Kids inspires young adventurers to explore the world through award-winning magazines, books, apps, games, toys, videos, events, and a website, and is the only kids brand with a world-class scientific organization at its core.”
Easy Peasy– This is a full online Christian based curriculum! It is amazing and so is the wonderful lady that worked so hard (still) to put it all together for FREE. Every level (up to High School) and every subject you need for homeschooling. Perfect for new homeschoolers and the like. Did I mention your kids could learn a foreign language or take Bible study courses? Amazing!
Reading Eggs– For ages 3-13. I started my now 6 year old off with Reading Eggs. To get a feel for letter sounds. It is not free but they do give you a free month trial. It isn’t expensive at all. My kid loves it. Not all will because lets face it….all kids are different! It is worth a shot for a free month to find out. They also have a math section called Mathseeds. Below you will see the levels they have. I really love this site.
Splash Math– A personalized learning path just for your child’s level in math! Simple to use website for both child and parent. Placement tests and comprehensive curriculum. My kids do not care for math too much. My eight year old loves it. You can get your first month FREE.
Neo K12– An educational website of videos lessons and games. In many subjects from history to math. A lot to keep your kiddos busy here.Puzzles, vocabulary, brain games too! For grade K through 12 and it is all FREE.
PBS Kids!– Everyone knows about this website. Well they should if they don’t. Always free and always fun. They even have apps now for tablets and phones. Many games and videos of you kids favorite pbs shows. My kids learn a lot when they are having fun!
Teach Your Monster to Read– This is a really amazing and fun website! Your child will learn to read with lessons that are made into fun monster games. They won’t even know that they are learning! When you start a new account the child chooses a monster and as they go they will earn different rewards for them. Highly recommend this one!
Well that is it for now. I am sure I have plenty more somewhere around this digital thing we call a computer. Let me know if you found anything new here or if you would like to share some great websites or apps with me. I love finding new things! Have a great evening and upcoming weekend!