Like it or not, education as we know it has changed for both the home education community and the schooled children alike. Before people challenge me on the title of this post, it is deliberately homeschooling and not home education because it is very much directed at those who want a formal framework for educating their children in a 'school at home' kind of way.
There seems to be a huge disparity in what schools are offering as distance learning to their students, from a full-schedule of timetabled online classes daily (where teenagers finally learn that technology is against them - there's no escape from your teachers when they are video conferencing you!!) to 'here's a website you can use if you fancy it, don't worry if you don't'.
Personally, I'm a big fan of the second option.
Despite being clear that most of our education isn't done online, I'm asked regularly for resources, and as I admin a few home ed groups on Facebook, I have access to a tonne of them.
Before I give you the list though, let me be clear, whilst we do use some of these resources, it's usually for just 30 minutes or so a day. That's the longest amount for formal schooling I do.
Sure, sometimes my kids will get really into one of the apps and want to spend longer on it, that's cool, things like adventure academy invite that, but typing apps or math games lose their fun factor after about 5-10 minutes, so keep it short and sweet.
doTERRA's free science workbook for kids
Genuinely a really fun way to study science at home with elementary age children.
Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it's mostly common material.
This site is old and no longer updated and yet there's so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.
Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).
Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.
Don't forget to just have fun with your kids though. They learn through playing and serving in the home as much as anything else. Play some board games, play some card games, play some chess, and I am a huge fan of the Freedom Mom's Smart Kids Chore System for this season.
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