Fantastic Learning Resources To Keep Your Child Happy at Home


Fantastic learning resources from home schooling and home educating parents from around the globe.

As you know I have been adding to the ever growing amount of resources to help parents who are facing school closures this week. I have been thinking about those parents who may also be thinking of making a more permanent move into educating their children themselves.

Building on this I have complied a list of home schooling bloggers who are educating their children. There is a wealth of experience and a wide range of curriculum ideas to be found. Just click on the highlighted links to find out more!

Learning Resources for Parents A-N

Board Games for Learning – Game and play based resources for teachers homeschoolers and parents.

Castle View Academy – Some fantastic ideas and activities!

Geez Gwen – A huge list of educational websites!

Happy Homeschooling Mum – Free homeschooling ideas and resources.

HESS Un-Academy –  Target older elementary through middle school ages Main focus is on fun and simple educational activities that are actionable and solve problems and a strong focus on success principles for kids

Homeschool Hideout – A relaxed approach to home school from elementary age to high school. Using technology and resources such as Netflix and podcasts to learn.

Homeschool Mastery Academy – Activities for kids of all ages.

Iowa Homeschool Mom – Preschool activities, book lists, homeschool tips, and more.

Intentional in Life – Homeschooling posts, homeschool reviews and a series called “Homeschooling in the Midst of Hard Things” which is a great series that can help out so many families right now.

Just A Simple Home – A lot of curriculum reviews and planning information. A whole series on planning and tons of free organizational printables.

Keeping Life Creative – All about creative projects and books for everyday life. Mostly preschool/elementary content.

Kid Minds – Kid Minds is all about research-based strategies and educational activities for raising extraordinary kids. Age range 3-12. The focus is on science, hands-on learning, and nature-inspired learning.

Kingdom First Homeschool – Lots of ideas for free things to do at home with the kids during temporary school closures.

Kitchen Table Classroom –  Focus on the visual arts and craft activities for elementary through middle school. Tons of free printable resources as well as curriculum to make teaching art easy and fun!

Kristin Moon Science – Lots of ideas for hands-on science. Also some self-paced, online science classes appropriate for middle/high school

Learning Through Experiences – Little ones to elementary age child led learning.

Little Learning Moments – Play-based learning for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Currently adding more activities and resources to the blog from Instagram.

Live to Learn, Love to Learn – Practical advice and ideas for those who find themselves suddenly having to school from home.

Mama Teaches – Resources for teachers, homeschoolers, and families.

Meaningful Explorations – focus on making learning memorable, strengthening relationships and provide lots of free printables including minimalist planning pages and a free self-care journal.

Learning Resources for Parents O-Z

Oaxacaborn – 100+ ideas for homeschooling for free during school closures.

OK Book Shack – A list of homeschool sites with free materials also Unit Studies for Middle & High School has 20% off at their shop using code OPENSESAME

Online School Mom – Interesting review of Outschool an online learning resource.

Orison Orchards – General homeschooling posts from preschool to high school, with an emphasis on math games and gamification of math concepts.

Pirates Guide Story – A creative writing curriculum that can be used independently – perfect for both homeschoolers and their suddenly at home public school friends.

Raising Royalty – A huge list of sites, apps & games to unseat home.

Simple Living Creative Learning – Simple Living. Creative Learning – all the way through to elementary – printables and activities.

The Barefoot Homeschooling Mom – Lots of hands on learning activities and links to free educational resources, mostly for early-mid elementary aged kids.

The Free School – Lists of free educational resources for preK-12 homeschoolers. Hopefully useful to parents on a budget.

The Treasured Schoolhouse – Some great ideas about things to do when you find yourself suddenly at home.

This Unexceptional Life – A list of free things to do at home that provide a solid education and includes a free poetry unit.

Tulip Tree Tales – A free nature storytelling podcast along with complete guides for telling stories and discussion prompts. Try out the nature lesson for spring equinox that can be completed in the backyard or wherever there are spring buds.

Vegas Kids Zone – An education kit for parents showing easy ways to teach at home.

Walking By The Way – Shares a great online book list.

Woven Homeschool – Some great tips and ideas to help people new to home schooling/educating.

Thank you to the homeschooling and home educating blogging community who have shared their sites with us today. A wealth of informations, resources and ideas from parents who have been teaching and facilitating the learning and education of their children outside the traditional school environment.

This list will be updated regularly throughout the current COVID19 pandemic and hopefully will be helpful to parents of children who attend school and are schooled or educated at home.

As always, take care and stay safe

The Witty Hoots Team

Always interested in writing, reading and learning in general. I love the quirky and unusual! All thoughts are my own!

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