Check out our Big List of over 50 Online Learning Websites!
I am a work from home mama of four kids. I love cuddling on the couch with a good book and reading aloud, but let’s be honest here: some days that just doesn’t happen! For those days and seasons where I need a little bit of help I turn to the internet. I love to use educational websites to help supplement our learning. We don’t use them every day, but it is nice to have a big list of them available for when you need them!
General Educational Websites: These cover various subjects and are fun educational learning games!
Khan Academy is a favorite with homeschoolers. You can learn anything from hard math problems to computer programming!
Fisher Price has some fun, educational online games for preschool
PBSKids – lots of learning games to go with your kid’s favorite shows. Some shows are not allowed in our home, so I always tell mine what they can and can not play.
Discovery Kids – Lots of games, quizzes and articles
National Geographic Kids – Animals, different countries, articles, videos and games.
I Know That – We have been using this for years. My oldest son learned his multiplication facts from playing the math drill games. It used to be completely free, now they have a subscription without ads and some extras. I like that it is broken down by subject and by grade level so you can find specific sections to practice on. Grades K-6
ABCYA – FREE educational kids computer games and activities for elementary students to learn. Allcomputer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. All educational games are free and are modeled from primary grade lessons and enhanced to provide an interactive way for children to learn.
Knowledge Adventure – Educational games by grade, age, or subject.
Smithsonian Education Lots of games, activities and information on Art, History, Culture, Science and More! There is even a site for educators!
Fun Brain – FREE Games, Books and Comics for Reading, Math and Language Arts. Grades K-8
Sheppard Software – There are sooo many games from geography, math, animals, science and
many levels, games and activities for learners of any age.
Reading, Language Arts and Typing:
Project Gutenburg – FREE Classic Ebooks
LibriVox – We use this daily in our homeschool. All books on the public domain are available as FREE audio books!
Starfall is a favorite for reading practice!
Reading Bear – free phonics instruction!
Word Central – FREE Word Games from Mirriam-Webster.
Spelling City We love Spelling City! I love how you can take your children’s spelling and vocabulary words and make lists online. They can then play learning activities and games with their words. You can print out FREE worksheets as well. Spelling City goes all the way through Highschool.
Dance Mat Typing FREE Online Typing Program and Games
Typing Web – learn to type for FREE! You can create a free account and it tracks your progress.
Big Brown Bear – FREE introductory typing program
The Beginners Bible – Online learning games and videos
Adventure Bible – More online Bible games and activities
Got Questions – is a great website to answer even the toughest Bible questions!
Answers in Genesis – Christian apologetics website, TONS of articles!
History and Geography Websites:
US Mint Kids Learn about the history of the U.S. Mint, about money and the history of coins.
History Channel History Games, Quizzes, Puzzles and More!
Have Fun With History Online activities, videos and games for American History.
Seterra FREE Geography Map Quiz Game, can download or play online
Place the State – State geography game
Liberty Kids Liberty Kids was a great, educational history cartoon that used to air on PBS. The characters take place during the Boston Tea Party, and the Revolutionary Time Period. This is a fun website with games and lots of mini reporter videos showing what life was like in the 1700’s.
Mission US – United States History Games
Kids.gov for Kids Lots of different topics to choose from with games, and videos broken down by subject. Grades K-5
Kids.gov for Teens A safe place to learn and play online. Lots of educational topics to choose from. Grades 6-8
I Civics Lots of games and teacher lesson plans regarding the US Government. What a great addition to a government
The Library of Congress – legislative resources
Art and Music:
Art for Kids – Tutorials on how to draw, paint and more! We can spend hours a day on here! This is great for quiet afternoon art time!
Blue Tadpole Studio has some really cute drawing tutorials
Making Music Fun – we love the Meet the Composers worksheets and the free sheet music and flashcards!
Classics for Kids Learn about the great composers! Lots of information, printables, games and pieces of music to hear online.
FREE Online Music Lessons and Music Resources
Science News for Kids Lots of interesting and fun Science news articles for kids
NASA Kids Educational Games about Outer Space!
Science Sparks Lots of Science Experiments with step by step photos, instructions and science articles.
Audobon Kids – Lots of activities, information and games on birds, the outdoors, and nature study.
Math Playground – is a fun math website with lots of math games!
Greg Tang Math – a new, fun approach to teaching math that combines common sense, creativity and clever thinking.
Johnnie’s Math Fun – Hundreds of math learning and math teaching resources and games organized by subject.
10 Best FREE Foreign Language Resources
We also incorporate some online subscription programs into our homeschool. It helps me out as a busy work at home mom of 4, my kids can work and play online near me while I am working and they are still learning!
These are some of our favorite online membership based websites for learning:
IXL Online Math Practice from Pre-K up through Geography
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Time4Learning – Complete online curriculum for grades PreK-8th grade. Affordable, no contracts!
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Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!