Monday, February 24, 2014

10 Cool and Free Interactive Online Resources for Homeschool





I don’t know about you, but I LOVE free. I also love interactive and COOL. And really. There are sooo many free and cool resources on the web that we’ve enjoyed using in our Homeschool. The list below is not specific to age or subject matter.  My criteria for sharing the resource was based on Josiah’s interest level and ease of use…not to mention my own personal opinion. Which matters quite a bit (if you ask me). I also tried to choose resources that are interactive in some way. We like things that zoom and beep and whistles at us in our house.
Remember. All these are FREE!

starfall.com


This little gem is terrific resource for early readers (P-2). There are even printables available. We used this one quite a bit when Josiah was younger. 

freerice.com



This is a relatively new program for us. Not only can we review and learn, but for each question answered correctly, this organization donates rice (10 grains) to the World Food Program. 

http://www.kidsastronomy.com/



This is a neat sight for all of your budding astronomers. There are even lesson
plans to go along. I like it because of all the moving pictures (I’m easy like that). 

http://scratch.mit.edu/

Want to make your own animations? This site helps you create games, stories and animations. Fun stuff! 




A fantastic site for viewing terrific art.  There is also an interactive space for kids and lesson plans for teachers.

http://www.classicsforkids.com/



This is a wonderful classical music resource. I love, love this site. It is interactive. It is fun. Go check it out. 



So maybe this one doesn’t have any bells. Or whistles. Or Zooms. But it does have
Over 42,000 free ebooks. There are so many possibilities. Just a little tip. An Old Fashioned Education does a good job in listing some of these 42,000 books into educational categories. I'm always uploading a book or 4 to the Kindle.


http://www.eduplace.com/tales/

Mad Libs are just plain fun. These Mad Libs are completely computer generated. No parent required.


http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/


I have a long history with National Geographic. Did anybody else’s Dad subscribe when they were a kid? National Geographic was my first taste of other cultures and exotic wildlife. I love that they have a site where we can watch a bullfrog eating anything and everything over and over and over again.  Can you tell we have a history with this? 


http://www.storynory.com/


Have you heard of Storynory? This site is filled with audio stories and poems for kids. Classics, fairytales, originals…all read by actors (and British at that!) They even have an itunes feed.  Some of our favorites have been the Rudyard Kipling tales and The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

 Enjoy! 













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