Top 100 online resources – Part 2
Top 100 online resources – Part 2
Finally! As per your request, here are my Top 100 online resources – Part 2. I hope you enjoy this list, as much as version 1.
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English: Here are our Top 100 online resources – Part 2
This is a great reading platform, where you can access 1 book per day for FREE! Or there are 2 other choices where you can access over 40,000 books, audiobooks and video’s for a subscription.
- $59.99 for the year (one off payment)
- $9.99 per month
Offers a variety of books for children ages from under 2, up to 12+.
Book Trust Book finder, will help you discover the very best kids’ books: magical mysteries, astonishing adventures and fantastic facts. Simply choose an age range, pick as many themes as you want to search through thousands of book reviews, and get reading. Enjoy! Oh, and did I mention it’s FREE!
I love this platform! It is well worth a look! It offers a wide range of subjects, from:
History, Mythology, Imagination, Activity ideas and so much more!!
Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 FREE ebooks! Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. These books I would personally recommend for older children.
Storyline online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.
Each book includes supplemental curriculum developed by a credentialed elementary educator, aiming to strengthen comprehension and verbal and written skills for English-language learners.
Reading aloud to your child, has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration, and general academic aptitude.
Great platform for children preschool age. Redesigned to present favourite stories and activities in a format compatible with desktop and mobile devices
Each story has a “theme” and is supported by take-home activities and a reading list.
From tracing letters to blending sounds, there are more than 500 different reading activities for kids to enjoy in this fun app. Suitable for beginner readers aged 2-8, join Abby the monkey as she journeys through space and travels to magical islands completing learning activities along the way.
With a large and growing collection of eBooks for kids 1 to 13 years old, your children get to enjoy new books all the time from award winning authors and publishers from around the world.
14 days free access and thereafter is $4.99 per month and you can cancel any time.
This site is free to use and offers lot’s of games helping children to practice Math skills, typing training, spelling and vocabulary, MS office training, Grammar and writing, life skills for kids, relaxing mindfulness games.
Words for Life is created by the National Literacy Trust, funded by Kindred², the Department for Education, and supported by UK publishers. It provides parents, children and young people with activities and support to improve their language, literacy and communication skills from home, for FREE!
Introducing Quizlet’s new GCSE Resource Centre! These FREE resources are based on exam board specifications and created by vetted experts. Discover ready-made flashcards, quizzes and games in multiple subjects areas.
With over 3,000 quizzes, specifically developed for kids aged 5-17 years. The UK’s largest and most comprehensive range of national curriculum based interactive quizzes.
Quizzes are interactive and fun to play. They are based on a scientifically proven method of learning (called Active Recall). Active Recall embeds knowledge in the long-term memory more effectively than passive learning.
You have an option on 2 subscriptions:
- £9.99 per month
- £49.99 per year
Offers hundreds of games, books, comics, and videos that develop skills in math, reading, problem-solving and literacy.
Suitable for children pre kindergarten (2 and a half+) to grade 8 (age 13-14 years).
This is a great brain-training site, where logic & thinking meet fun & games.
It has thousands of strategy, logic, trivia and numbers games for everyone to explore. All their games have been carefully selected to be both fun to play and mentally stimulating.
The games help build skills like pattern recognition, logical reasoning, memory recall, strategy, and of course, math! These games have no violence, no empty action, just a lot of challenges that will make you forget you’re getting a mental workout! Oh and did I say it was FREE!
This platform is great for kids aged 8-13 years old.
You get a free trial for 30 days and then $12.99 per month. Right now they have a special offer on becoming an annual member for $45.00 per year until cancelled.
Track your child’s progress, with subjects English, Maths, Science and social studies.
Rick Steves Classroom Europe® is a free online video library for teachers, students, and parents. Create custom playlists with roughly 500 educational clips featuring the best of European history, art, culture, and experiences (plus topics beyond Europe).
This is an animated Youtube channel, created by a team of illustrators, animators, number crunchers and one dog who aim to spark curiosity about science and the world we live in. To them nothing is boring if you tell a good story.
Ideal for remote learning, homeschooling, or extra practice, here you’ll find the best learning resources from around the web: educational games, books, videos, online classes, and much more. Suitable for kindergarten up to 12.
Homeschool Pop offers a variety of YouTube videos covering subjects that are meant for both homeschoolers and traditional classroom settings. They cover science, history, social studies, animals, math, reading, and much more. Ideal for preschoolers and primary school students.
This is an add on from the Youtube channel, Crash course creators, this channel has animated video’s about engineering, Earth science, Life science, Physical science and Space science.
Ambleside Online is a free homeschool curriculum that uses Charlotte Mason’s classically-based principles to prepare children for a life of rich relationships with everything around them: God, humanity, and the natural world.
From ages 4+. Artventure online art lessons are linked to primary-level curriculum areas including English, Mathematics and Science – in addition to Visual Arts. Their video classes are perfect for last-minute lessons and your child can complete the lessons independently.
This platform offers video’s on How to draw for kids, Painting for kids, Origami for kids and more. Hosted by the Hubs family there is plenty for your kids to choose from not matter what their skill level.
Sumdog provides engaging learning and practice in numeracy for children aged 5-14, and literacy for children aged 5-11.
It adapts to each individual, using engaging game-based learning to motivate and build confidence.
They have a free trial up to the 30th September, it is then £5.99 per month (up to 3 children can access platform.)
You’ll find videos, guided discussions, problem solving activities – and more – specifically tailored for primary and secondary school aged children.
Younger children will collect virtual stamps as they learn; for older children it’s stamps in a virtual passport and learning through planning their own water safety campaigns. You can also check out a range of resources on maritime heritage.
Miacademy is an online education program serving kids K-8th grade, accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges as a Supplemental Educational Program (SEP). They have a high school site, MiaPrep, prepares high school students for life and higher education, and has achieved the same level of accreditation. This means you can use this program as your core online homeschool curriculum, or to supplement your child’s primary schooling. Their program is flexible, so you can easily adjust it to meet your family’s needs.
$1.99 to trial for 1 month, then $29.95 thereafter. Cancel at any time.
At Kids Academy, they are inspired by the idea that kids know best how to learn. The most important task for them is to spark their curiosity and support their endless passion for discovery. With this in mind, they have created games that let kids be kids – CREATIVE, IMAGINATIVE and PLAYFUL.
Keep kids inspired, connected, and supported with science resources and activities that leverage everyday experiences and real-world phenomena. This platform I feel is more for teens than younger children and it is FREE!
I have linked the Youtube video’s for this platform, however there is also a website here.
HowStuffWorks is an education website dedicated to satiating curiosity and explaining the world around you. You’ve got questions; they’ve got answers! The team of know-it-all’s aren’t afraid of a challenge. Follow @howstuffworks on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
From Kindergarten to grade 12, NASA have put together some great learning resources free of charge, from projects, puzzles, video’s, projects and more!
Nova labs offer several Lab categories in great games, challenges, quizzes and more! All you need to do is login, either via creating an account or via your google account.
Coding for kids and teens. The fun way to learn programming and develop problem-solving & critical thinking skills!
Tynker empowers K-12 educators with free PD, standards-aligned curricula, cross-curricular STEM coding, AP Computer Science courses, and many great coding resources.
You have 2 subscription options under homeschooling:
- Yearly individual – $15 per month ($180 Billed annually.)
- Yearly family – Includes up to 3 accounts $20 per month. ($240 Billed annually.)
Funology is the ultimate parenting toolbox that offers ideas you can use to inspire and entertain your kids offline. From arts and crafts, Science experiments, Projects and more!
A cast of quirky critters and Mother Nature herself narrate this funny science series, which peeks into the lives of Earth’s most incredible animals. Roman found it hysterical and enjoyed watching it.
Adobe flash player is needed for this platform.
Welcome to the Carnegie Cyber Academy, the most prestigious cyber defence training facility in the world.
Engage Kids in Hands-on Engineering
Use DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL hands-on activities and videos in classrooms and afterschool programs, in libraries and museums, at events and at home, along with our newest resource DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL CLUBS that connect 10- to 13-year-olds in out-of-school programs around the world.
This inspiring, innovative school is for students aged 14–24* who want to study a flexible and personalised British curriculum. Energetic students from the UK and around the world can engage in learning through our high-quality online private school.
* Over 18’s are in separate classes to students aged 14-18.
The premise for Learn Laugh Play has always been to make sure that children who are happier learning at home can receive a bespoke and inspiring education at their own pace which is affordable for parents and makes being a home ed family less stressful. Since launching with two English classes in September 2020, we have grown to approximately 1000 families of happy home ed learners, with 15 teachers and nearly 100 different classes to choose from.
Wolsey are one of just four online schools that are Cambridge approved for Lower Secondary, IGCSE and A level courses. They are also the first Cambridge approved online Primary school. As well as providing structured courses for students, they give plenty of opportunities to connect with other students via clubs in their student communities.
The Academy was founded in October 2020 by Minerva Tutors, the UK’s leading homeschooling and private tuition agency. For 12-18 year old’s that delivers world-class education with a true sense of community.
Time 4 learning gives your children access to math, language arts, science, and social studies, plus bonus materials such as printable worksheets and more. Suitable from ages Prek – 8th and Highschool. These are offered in 2 separate subscription options:
- Prek – 8th $24.95 first student/ $14.95 addl. – monthly
- Highschool – $34.95 per student – monthly
1:1 Personalised Online Classes in New-age technologies like AI, AR, Robotics, and more.
(Age 6-16). Sign up for a FREE trial class.
Educational comics that turn KS2 school curriculum (approx. age 8-12 yrs) content into engaging comic strips, smashing motivational barriers to reading and learning. This especially includes Dyslexia and Autism.
As a bonus they also use colour-coding and footnotes, as well as a dyslexia-friendly font. This way, our comics make learning more accessible and encourage reluctant readers to get into reading, increasing their engagement and learning retention.
From early years, right up to secondary school, TTS group offer a wide range of resources and ideas and products to keep your kids engaged for hours, it is brilliant! There really is such a variety of subjects and more! Go check it out!
This platform I would say for GCSE level, 16 years+ up to university level. It has a vast amount of subjects to choose from including short course and allows flexible learning. Futurelearn offer a choice of 3 packages to choose from:
- Buy this course- £54 one off payment (Per course.)
- Subscribe to unlimited – £19.99 per month (Gives access to 1000’s courses.)
- Join with limited access – FREE (Limited to 6 weeks.)
Maddie Moate is an EduTuber and BAFTA-winning presenter, passionate about curiosity. She is the host of the BAFTA-nominated CBeebies TV series “Maddie’s Do You Know?”, BBC Earth’s “Earth Unplugged” and Fully Charged’s latest series ‘Maddie Goes Electric’. Maddie is one of the few family-focused “Edu-tubers” in the UK and has been creating educational science videos since 2013, amassing 50+ million views on her own channel and hundreds of millions across others.
Dance Mat Typing is structured as a series of four levels with three stages for each level. The animated animal teachers take kids through each of the 12 stages, narrating and showing them where to place their fingers on the keyboard, which fingers to use to type particular keys with onscreen cartoon hands. At the end of each stage, there is always a song by the teacher and his or her supporting cast to celebrate the kids’ accomplishments.
- Dance Mat Typing will help your kids learn to type – or if they can type already, it’ll help them get better and better!
- No signing up or logging in; the clear instructions and simple interface may very well allow kids to use it without adult assistance.
- 100% Free
An online school community offering students aged 8 to 18 a full time British education, small class sizes of no more than 6, 100% live interactive lessons, weekly 1:1 tutorials and a flexible curriculum tailored to the needs of the child.
GCSE, A-level courses and exams. Now offering a September sale – £100 off all course fees. All courses are fully accredited and offer flexible payments.
Choose from 12 GCSE subjects and 13 A-level subjects.
History: Top 100 online resources – Part 2
Upon landing on this platform, it doesn’t give you any ques as to how to start. If you click on the ? button, it explains that you have to put the dates/events in chronological order. I would say it would be for older children. (I tried giving it a go myself and I was awful! lol!) Oh and it is FREE!
Hillsdale’s free online courses feature lectures from top Hillsdale College professors. The lecture videos are supported by quizzes, readings, supplementary videos, study guides, and discussion boards.
These not-for-credit courses are self-paced so that our online course students can pursue their education at their own leisure.
Youtube channel – Horrible Histories is a hit CBBC show that explores the side of history that they don’t teach you about in school! From the Vicious Vikings and Awful Egyptians to the Slimy Stuarts and Terrible Tudors, Horrible Histories covers the funniest, yuckiest and most gruesome bits of history for kids.
This is a Net series – Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements and world-changing discoveries.
An interesting History platform. It is like a virtual time machine of sorts that allows users to navigate familiar streets as they appeared in the past.
Developed by the BBC, Muzzy has an over 30 year history of success teaching millions of children around the world. Muzzy’s simple and effective program teaches languages through fun and animated stories featuring Muzzy and friends. Each lesson has reinforcement learning tools including online games, printable flashcards & printable worksheets. MUZZY’s online language program is available on all devices and anywhere there is an Internet connection, with no downloads required.
Choose from several languages: Spanish, French, Mandarin Chinese, German, Italian, English Korean.
There are 3 plans to choose from:
- 3 Months -$14.66 per month or pay $44 now.
- 12 Months – $8.25 per month or pay $99 now
- 24 Months – $5.37 per month or pay $129 now
Suitable for ages 5-14 years, option of 5 languages to choose from: English, French, Spanish, German, Mandarin.
Bilingual books have long been used as a child-friendly bridge to reading and speaking in another language. Unuhi allows you to choose which two languages appear in your child’s story.
Perhaps you’re a parent and you want to introduce your child to your native language. Perhaps you’re a teacher and you want to introduce the children at your school to a variety of languages and diverse cultures. Either way, Unuhi has been designed for you to make language learning fun and affordable.
Download the app for free!
Explore a new language with the original Gus on the Go language app! With 10 interactive lessons, engaging vocabulary reviews and delightful games, learning a new language has never been this fun! Available now in 30 different languages in the App Store, Google Play and Amazon.
You can also download free printables in multiple languages.
The same as you, Mondly believe in learning through play. That is why Mondly Kids is super fun and easy to use at any age. The more your child will play, the more they’ll learn! This app will support your child’s cognitive development. Download the app for FREE!
Lingoace is an online programme for children learning English as a second language.
With LingoAce, your child will:
- Engage in conversations with certified teachers specialised in online classes
- Practise English online through situation-based learning, all from the comfort of home
- Immerse themselves in a natural and fun English learning environment with the adventures of The Rookies
- Learn 4 language skills – listening, speaking, reading, and writing
- Build 21st century skills – communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity
1 free trial class and offering 3 optional programmes:
- Basic package – $22 USD per class or $550 for 25 classes.
- Value package – $20 USD per class or $1100 for 55 classes
- Saver pack – $18.33 per class or $2200 for $120 classes
Perfect for babies, toddlers and pre-k. (0-6 years old)With a choice of 12 different languages to choose from, child-friendly themes of colours, shapes, counting, and foods make it relatable.
Bilingual kids demonstrate superior reading, writing, social, and cognitive skills. Early multilingual exposure benefits emotional health and social development, increased listening skills, higher creative thinking and problem solving skills.
They offer 2 price plans:
- $9.99 per month
- $69.99 per year
Unlimited subscription includes all 12 languages. Cancel anytime.
This app/platform is more for teens+.
With a choice of 14 languages to choose from, you can learn either via self study – App or via live online classes.
Award-winning self-study courses
- Easily stay engaged with content relevant to real-life conversations.
- Build an effective routine and learning habit that fits into your life seamlessly.
- Learn at your own pace with courses tailored to your language level.
Self study classes:
- 1 Month – 9.95 Euro per month
- 3 Months – 6.65 Euro per month
- 6 Months – 5.55 Euro per month
- 12 Months – 4.95 Euro per month ( Best value)
Unlimited live classes:
- 1 Month – 79 Euro per month
- 3 Months – 56 Euro per month
- 6 Months – 48 Euro per month
- 12 Months – 40 Euro per month
Created as a tool for teachers, Tomplay scores will stimulate your students, facilitate their learning and will make them play more music between lessons! Discover more than 40,000 interactive scores for all instruments and all levels!
Try 14 days for FREE trial and then £77.99 for the year.
At Guitar Trick, they make learning how to play guitar a lot of fun! The instructors cover each section of a song slowly at first, and once you get each part down you get to play along with a professional backing band. For difficult songs they offer a ‘Songs Made Easy’ version for beginners, which is simplified to the basic chords and one guitar part. Each song includes accurate guitar tabs as well as standard music notation. Try it for free. The site gets you to create an account but does not show prices.
A great Youtube channel that helped teach Mckenzie guitar, he highly recommends this channel!
Marty Music is the premier destination for guitar instruction on YouTube. Host Marty Schwartz is a modern classic who combines his love and knowledge of music to help others improve their musical abilities. With everything from guitar lessons to gear reviews Marty will help strengthen your musical muscles.
Ukulele Zen offers ukulele video tutorials to help ALL levels — from beginner to advanced — progress further on their music journey. The lessons at Ukulele Zen are fun and streamline the learning process by blending traditional music education with easy to apply exercises from yoga and meditation. UZ will help you achieve your goals and create a daily non-judgmental and stress relieving music practice.
Raise a monster pet, then feed your musical monster to help them grow. Take care of a collection of fun monster characters in this free musical game for the whole family! (Make sure you put on parental lock, as our little one spent £60 on new monsters with this app!) It is a good one for learning music though.
With Lightnote, you’ll learn basic music theory the simple way with bite-sized lessons, no confusing notation, and no instruments required!
They offer 2 subscription options:
- Complete -The essential music theory course, 100 interactive exercises, Virtual keyboard and lightnote instrument, Ear training package, Guitar package and Interactive cord charts and maps. One off payment of $59.00.
- Essential – The essential music theory course, 100 interactive exercises, Virtual keyboard and lightnote instrument. One off payment of $29.00.
Michael gives free music theory lessons on Youtube for keyboard.
I love this site, no it isn’t the best of quality but it is brilliant for Geography! It is a free website and there is plenty to do, from world games, Europe, Flags, Countries, Capitals, continents, Oceans, atmosphere’s and so much more!
Test your knowledge on practically anything! This website is full of quizzes, from Science, plants, sports, Animals, Computers, Math and much more…….For FREE!
Seterra is a free online app.
Learning geography doesn’t have to be boring. Do it the easy way with Seterra! In no time, you could learn to locate every single country in the world on a map.
Seterra includes fun quizzes that help familiarize you with countries, capital cities, flags, rivers, lakes, and notable geological features.
Seterra provides an array of free printable learning aids that you can use in the classroom. Included in each set of printable learning aids is a labelled version of a map that will help students with memorization, plus there’s also a format with a blank map and answer sheet that’s great for quizzes
Jetpunk is a free online quiz platform mainly focused around America, but there are more country quizzes available. You can also practice fast typing on this platform.
Geo Walk is a great app. It is a world factbook containing information on animals, plants, historical events, famous people, and inventions. All articles can be explored in a fun way by traveling across the globe and learning fascinating facts about the world.
This is a great platform for all things Geography, It has a huge list of topics for you to choose from, Climate change, coasts, earthquakes, ecosystems, environmental problems, erosion and weathering and iGCSE Geography. Also along with interactive revision, case studies and quizzes. It is also FREE.
Anna’s (owner) vision of Tiny Chefs had been created by combining her experience teaching young children with her passion for cooking and baking. Tiny Chef’s cooking classes and birthday parties support a proven philosophy that children deserve the opportunity to explore food, nutrition, and cooking at their individual pace of learning.
Offering 2 subscription options:
- Premium monthly membership – $50 per month
- Premium annual membership -$450
They teach kids & families how to cook. The best way to get kids loving real food is to get them in the kitchen measuring, mixing, chopping, touching, smelling and tasting. Pricing varies for different lessons/durations. Click here to see price lists.
Join Mrs. Kimball’s online video course, she can help your kids master 30 basic cooking skills.
Your child will make entire recipes on their own with confidence! Offering beginner, intermediate and advanced classes. Get VIP access -$149.95
- All 3 levels at your own pace ($230)
- 45 kid-friendly videos and comprehensive lessons plans
- 32 skills taught with recipes, planning guides, and memory tools included
- Access won’t expire ($30)
- Downloadable videos – play them anywhere (flash drive available for additional fee)
- Exclusive Facebook group support ($19.95)
- Special hospitality class ($25)
- 15 more eBooks, videos and printables to make your kitchen time more enjoyable!
Time4Learning, an expert in online education for PreK-12th. Created for students to build math fact fluency, recall basic facts in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division–quickly and effortlessly!
- Adaptive games that progress with student progress
- Skill-focused activities that build proficiency in four basic math functions
- A progress-based rewards system that allows students to earn tokens
- Insightful reports for parents that monitor child’s performance
One off payment of $39.95 per student, per year.
Beast Academy is an advanced comic-based math program for students ages 6–13. With 20,000+ problems, puzzles, and skill games across our practice books and online lessons, students never run out of content.
You have 3 subscription packages to choose from:
- Bundle -1 year to BA subscription online + 1 full level of printed BA books. $160 per year.
- Yearly – $96 per year, $8 per month billed annually. *Additional students $60 per year.
- Monthly – $15 per month, no commitment, additional student $10 per month.
Mathblaster is a great platform offering games, puzzles, resources and worksheets, ranging from preschool to 7th grade.
Offering 2 membership options:
- Monthly -$7.99 per month, cancel anytime.
- Forever subscription -$29.99 one off payment.
From Kindergarten-6th grade, this platform has a huge variety of options to choose from, Math games, logic games, math arcade, story math, math video’s and more! And it is FREE!
Supporting early years Maths and reading, GDL have fun books and games that support different reading levels. Kids earn badges as they progress.
A great Youtube channel! Tune in for this special summer compilation, featuring incredible science experiments, and learn some surprising facts! Meet the man with the world’s longest tongue, watch Dr Chris and Dr Xand go out to sea, as they takeover the jobs of the lifeboat crew, and much much more!
This channel is for students at the high school and undergraduate level.
Extreme Science is the place online to find the biggest, baddest, and the best in the world of extremes and learn about the science behind what makes each the most extreme example of its kind. Here you’ll find world records in natural science. Including earth science and the plant and animal kingdom, as well as extreme weather records, and much more wild, weird, and out-there stuff.
Science Buddies mission is to inspire and educate students of all ages with hands-on STEM explorations that reflect their unique personal interests. By providing highly personalized educational experiences, driving student discovery, engagement, and learning in STEM subjects.
Their vision is to develop high-quality scientist-authored explorations covering all key areas of STEM, from the classics to the cutting edge, in formats tailored for the needs of the audiences having the greatest potential to impact student STEM learning, students themselves, classroom teachers, informal educators, and parents. Free and open to everyone, they level the playing field, making STEM learning possible for students of all demographics.
A resource for teachers, mentors, parents, STEM professionals, volunteers, and everyone passionate about getting children eager to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math.
Great Free website, where you can pick up some great weather science experiment ideas, jokes, games and a multitude of information around the weather that will keep you kids engaged and having fun.
Check here for a collection of new activities guaranteed to put your forensic skills to the test. CSI the experience have activities to test your powers of observation, your skill at handwriting analysis, even your detective abilities!
Gamestar Mechanic uses fun, game-based quests and courses to help you learn game design and make your own video games!
Go on Quests that power up your game design skills and let you earn items you can use to make your own games. Take game design courses with professional instructors and get feedback on your designs from game industry pros.
Staying fit and healthy:
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. Interactive adventures which build strength, balance and confidence – and get kids into yoga and mindfulness early!
Who doesn’t love Joe wicks? Great little workouts to keep your kids active in a fun and entertaining way.
If your child has trouble going off to sleep, Joanne has such a relaxing voice and Roman absolutely loves to go to sleep listening to her stories!
If you haven’t already seen our Top 100 online resources, click the link and check them out!