There is a huge range of online learning options for kids these days! Whether you homeschool, have a child home sick from school, travel full-time or are stuck at home due to bad weather or a global pandemic, here is a lengthy list of online home learning and education resources for kids.
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Studyladder – used by many schools (including my kid’s school!), covering Literacy, Maths and more.
Education.com – select from worksheets, lesson plans, games, activities and other resources. The basic (free) plan includes a monthly sample of 3 items of your choice, plus free unlimited access to all articles and science projects. Alternatively, upgrade to one of the affordable monthly plans to have unlimited access to all resources.
Twinkl – printable educational resources, filterable by Australian curriculum, year level or subject. Monthly subscriptions start from less than $10 per month.
Funbrain – free website with a plethora of games and activities for reading, maths and more.
Khan Academy – free online courses, lessons and practice, created by experts.
ABC Education – a huge range of free primary and secondary teaching resources.
Planes and Balloons – 400+ free printable worksheets for young kids.
Totschooling – lots of printables for younger students.
Microsoft Educator Centre – free family-led learning activities for kids aged 3 – 12 years.
Scholastic Learn at Home – day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing.
ABC Reading Eggs – learn to read in 30 days for free.
Audible – free audio stories for kids to listen to.
Time For Kids – non-fiction stories from Time Magazine, at a range of reading levels from kindergarten through grade 6.
Mad Libs – a free app in which you can create stories while learning correct grammar.
ThinkWritten – 300 free, fun and creative writing prompts for kids.
Mathseeds – sign up for a 30-day free trial to access early maths skills for kids aged 3 – 9 years.
Mathletics – online learning activities and printable worksheets for K-8. Free 48-hour trial available.
Math Playground – hundreds of math games, puzzles and printable resources.
Mystery Science – open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science!
Fizzics Education – free science experiments, virtual programs, quizzes and more.
Code Club – fun, step-by-step projects for young learners to follow and create games, animations, website and more.
Code.org – learn computer science through this easy entry into coding, with no experience required.
Teach Engineering – huge range of STEM activities and resources for K-12.
Humanities and Social Science (HASS)
National Geographic Kids – activities and quizzes for kids from the well-known National Geographic brand.
Sworkit! – fun, kid-friendly workouts.
Cosmic Kids Yoga – yoga for kids, set to fun stories. We’ve been fans of this for years!
PE With Joe – free 30 minute PE lessons for kids.
Go Noodle – free movement and mindfulness videos created by child-development experts.
Art & Craft
Little Dream Catchers – free colouring-in sheets.
Crash Course Kids – science-themed channel covering topics such as animals, engineering, geography and more.
Art For Kids Hub – a fantastic creative channel for kids, with lots of ideas for projects and new art lessons uploaded each week.
Hoffman Academy – simple piano lessons for kids to learn how to play, all you need is a piano or keyboard!