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8 Websites that aid in homeschooling

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We can’t escape the computer, even if we wanted to.  While there are plenty of sites that are not for kids, what IS for kids can be transformative in their learning. The internet has transformed educational possibilities and those who are homeschooling their kids have access to many online tools to aid in the learning experience.

Below are a few of the most popular websites.

Khan Academy (khanacademy.org)

Free online learning is available in a variety of subjects, including math, biology, chemistry, physics, finance, and history. There are short video clips on each subject as well as interactive exercises that allow students to practice their new skills.

Starfall (starfall.com)

On this homeschooling website, started as a free interactive way to teach young children to read using phonics, kids can play games, watch short videos on letters and sounds, and flip through "books" of stories.

DuoLingo (duolingo.com)

This free app can help kids learn a variety of languages, including Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic, and more.

Project Gutenberg (gutenberg.org)

You'll find 60,000 free eBooks on Project Gutenberg, including many classics. It's perfect for saving money on reading material when homeschooling!

Clickschooling (clickschooling.com)

Free, web-based homeschooling curriculum ideas can be emailed directly to you six days a week.

Time4Learning (time4learning.com)

If your kids enjoy computer games, this is a good homeschooling resource. For a fee ($19.95/month for the first child in preschool-8th grade: $30/month for the first child in grades 9-12), children can access learning games to improve reading, math, science, and social studies skills.

Reading Eggs (readingeggs.com) 

Looking for a way to teach your young children to read? On this homeschooling website, kids progress through a series of fun lessons on their road to reading and accumulate online rewards along the way.

Academic Earth (academicearth.org)

This site provides advanced-level lectures in dozens of subjects at no cost.


Source: https://www.parents.com/kids/education/home-schooling/the-best-homeschooling-resources-online/


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