Like many things, homeschooling has come a long way and there are now seemingly endless resources available.
While it is in many ways a good problem to have, it can feel overwhelming to sort through so many different websites and other resources to figure out which are best for you and your child.
Many of the resources, curricula, and textbooks out there can cost a small fortune, too, and some online educational programs even require monthly or yearly payments. This can place a heavy burden on homeschooling families, but there are a lot of quality resources available for free.
To help you get started, we have made a list of ten of the top free online homeschool resources:
1. Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a non-profit site that provides free educational resources for students K-12 in a variety of subject areas. This resource is great for visual learners as each topic includes video lectures. Parents can also create an account to track their child’s progress.
2. Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool
This free online resource is created by parents for parents and includes curriculum from a Christian worldview. Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool is great for families with multiple children who are homeschooled, as students work together on the same topics for history and science, while each working in their own grade level on all other subjects.
3. Ambleside Online
Ambleside Online is a free homeschool curriculum which incorporates Charlotte Mason’s principles and materials. With an online library, support forum, and more, this is a great resource that allows parents to be able to focus on the learning styles and needs of each individual child.
Starfall is a free online education site that teaches reading and math to young students, and includes an app for smartphones and tablets, making it a fun and easy resource to use anywhere. The parent-teacher center on the website contains even more resources for parents, including printable downloads.
CK-12 offers free courses for K-12 students in math, science, English, and more. Students can learn at their own pace and personalize their learning experience with digital classrooms and customized textbooks.
6. Teachers Pay Teachers
Teachers Pay Teachers offers access to over three million free resources, which you can filter by grade level, subject, and resource type.
7. An Old-Fashioned Education
An Old-Fashioned Education contains a large directory of free homeschool curricula, literature, and textbooks in a wide array of subjects for K-12. Largely built from public domain texts, this resource focuses on classic books and old fashioned morals and character.
8. Core Knowledge
This site supports Common Core state standards for K-6. Core Knowledge is a nonprofit focusing on education excellence and offers guidance, support, and free materials for teaching history and geography, language arts, music, science, and visual arts.
Another great site for visual learners, HippoCampus contains over 7,000 educational videos in 13 subject areas, all for free. This site is for middle school through college.
10. Freedom Homeschooling
At Freedom Homeschooling you will find the best free homeschool curriculum available online, all in one convenient location, sorted by subject. This site makes it easy to browse through everything that’s available for free.
Share your favorite homeschooling resources with us! We are always looking to add to our list of favorites and help parents sort through all of the chaos.