Home Learning Resources

Someone sent me a list of home learning resources through Whatsapp that I thought was particularly useful during this time of school closures. I’ve compiled the list along with some other resources I’ve found through the years that we’ve enjoyed using.

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Free Resources for Home Learning

  • Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.
  • Khan Academy – free learning program on a variety of subjects and grade levels.
  • MIT Open Courseware – free audio and video lectures on a variety of subjects (for older students).
  • Language Arts – free lesson plans.
  • Geographic – learn geography.
  • Free curriculum site with everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here.
  • Quizlet – master any subject.
  • Funbrain – educational games, videos, and books for kids up to 8th Grade.
  • Literactive – games and printables on reading for kids up to Grade 7.
  • Artsology – art games, printables, and educational resources.
  • Literacy and Linguistics – multimedia children’s site from The University of Manchester. It offers a variety of activities and games to learn grammar and parts of speech, along with an animated timeline of the history of the English language.
  • Memory – wide range of courses for learning just about anything.
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Reading Resources:

Math Resources:

These resources are specifically focussed on Math:

Science Resources:

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World Languages:

Keeping Active at Home:

  • Go Noodle – keep the kids moving at home.
  • Body Coach for Kids – workouts for kids to do at home.
  • Cosmic Kids Yoga – Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation designed specially for kids aged 3+, used in schools and homes all over the world.

Music Resources:

Virtual Tours:

Free Home Learning Websites for the Younger Kids:

YouTube Channels:

This is a list of educational youtube channels but they cover content for a wide age-range. I suggest you check these for age-appropriateness for your kids, especially if you have younger children.

Paid Online Resources for Home Learning:

  • BrainPop – covers a variety of subjects and is currently offering free access during school closures.
  • IXL – personalised learning from Pre-K to Grade 12.
  • Curiosity Stream – paid subscription for documentaries online.
  • Tynker – paid subscription for coding games.
  • Outschool – pay per class, live online classes for kids 3-18 years.
  • Udemy – paid courses online.
  • iReady – paid programs for mainly for maths, reading, and writing.
  • Beast Academy – Math program currently offering a promo for school closures (Promo Code: FlattenTheCurve)
  • Creative Bug – paid arts and craft lessons (free trial available).
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More Resources:

Plague Inc

I wanted to add this here because it’s pretty relevant to what’s happening currently. Plague Inc is a game where you are the pathogen infecting the world. To win, you need to wipe out the world before it can come up with a cure for you. Through an immersive game-play, students can learn about infectious diseases, how they can evolve to become more infectious and deadly, and what global policies can be put in place to prevent its spread.

Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation.

Your pathogen has just infected ‘Patient Zero’. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.

Brilliantly executed with innovative gameplay and built from the ground up for iPhone & iPad, Plague Inc. evolves the strategy genre and pushes mobile gaming (and you) to new levels. It’s You vs. the world – only the strongest can survive!

Plague Inc is also available as a board game:

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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