Welcome to the 10 in 10 Blog Hop! We are partnering with Angie for 10 whole weeks, bringing you ten homeschooling lists you won’t want to miss. I’m so excited to get suggestions and resources from all of the bloggers participating! Be sure to visit the iHomeschool Network for a complete list.
This week, we are posting our top ten homeschooling websites. Everyone has their favorites, and honestly, there are so many places out there I rarely try a new site unless it is suggested by someone I know and trust. Hopefully you will find something new and useful here for your learning and planning at home.
Here are my top ten homeschooling websites:
- You Tube– I know many people use this one, and it’s probably not new to you, but this has become an easy way to supplement any subject in a fun way. We have used it for geography (the Fifty Nifty US States song), science (octopus camouflage), history (Roman table manners), and much more.
- Enchanted Learning– we actually have a yearly membership, which is well worth the cost to have all of the resources and printables available. This site is especially useful when I need to find simple ways to include my younger ones (5 and 6 years old) in our joint subjects.
- Notebooking Pages– if I had to choose, I’d say this is the best website I’ve been introduced to this year. Notebooking pages galore, on every topic from (click for free samples) composers to state pages, copywork to the ancient times. Notebooking Pages is having a promotion for membershipright now– less than $60 for 15 months!Join in the Notebooking Pages Facebook party tonight from 8-9pm EST. They will be rolling out a brand new app called Notebooking Publisher, which lets you customize your own pages! You will not want to miss it!
- Donna Young– I love all of the free resources here: wonderful planner pages, math and language sheets, etc. Spend some time exploring and you will surely find lots to use in your own home.
- Squidoo– the “lenses”, as they are called, are as varied and informative as you can possibly find all in one place. I love Jimmie’s lenses and have used them extensively, as well as numerous others.
- Deep Space Sparkle and Made by Joel– these are two of my favorite art/crafting blogs. DSS has many projects offered for free and others for purchase. Made by Joel is perhaps one of the most creative and unique sites out there, and they are all projects the author/artist makes first for his own children.
- BBC Primary History– I love this site for interactive fun in different parts of history. We have gone through the Indus Valley and Ancient Greek activities as a family all huddled on the couch making decisions and exploring together. It’s very well thought out and keeps everyone’s attention (and that’s saying something!)
- Eager Readers– though some of these books are out of print, I have never read a book to my children, or suggested they read one, without being pleased with the choice. I love how simple the site is and how all books are categorized by genre, series, content level, reading level, and author.
- Cool Math 4 Kids– there are so many ways to have fun with math on this site, more than we’ve ever explored, but if you only go here for the Rotate and Roll game, it will be well worth it. My oldest son and my husband once had a duel, facing off on laptops across the kitchen table to see who could complete the game fastest. Try it and you’ll be hooked!
- 24 Hours in Pictures– I originally was led to this site by Ann Voskamp, and have loved connecting with the images from all around the world. Preview them first on any given day to make sure they are appropriate for your children to see, but definitely use this on occasion to broaden their horizons and their vision for the world.