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A fantastic FREE Bible app with online and offline Bible versions. It offers 100s of great reading plans for adults, youth and families. You can personalise your Bible reading with highlights, bookmarks and study notes.
The You Version Bible App for kids is a FREE interactive touch-screen Bible for younger children, that comes with colourful Bible stories, activities and rewards.
A wonderful FREE online Bible tool. Great for looking up verses in any translation, or comparing two or more versions side by side. Also offers reading plans, devotionals and audio Bibles.
Fantastic Bible studies on the Gospel of John, and for new believers. Written by my mum! FREE.
The Good Book Company sell great Bible reading notes for all ages. These are the best Bible reading notes I have found for kids and family.
Thousands of FREE ebooks and audio books from your local library. Join a library that offers OverDrive, and then you can read and download free ebooks where ever you are in the world.
An online bookstore that offers FREE worldwide delivery. All kinds of books – educational, Christian and secular. Good prices. I use them a lot.
Bargain book store! Low prices, especially for book sets.
Great selection of books and ebooks! You can buy new or second hand. Many ebooks are FREE.
Sign up for Reading Eggs and you gain access to their online library of 1000+ books for children.
3. Book and Movie Reviews
Offers reviews on books, movies, computer games and apps, tv shows, music and websites. Very useful to check if something is age or content appropriate. The site also offers media help and advice for parents.
A Focus on the Family guide to movies, videos, music, tv and games.
Book reviews by Focus on the Family
4. Internet Safety
Qustodio is the parental control software we use to keep our kids safe online. Qustodio allows you to monitor your child’s online and offline activity, block inappropriate sites or apps, and set time limits. You can view your child’s activity and set rules via an online portal, and receive daily or weekly email reports. Qustodio is easy to install and use. Support has been superb. I highly recommend Qustodio. FREE and premium versions are available.
An excellent accountability software for the whole family. The site also offers numerous resources to help parents talk to their kids about internet issues, and offers resources and support for wives/husbands, parents/kids dealing with pornography issues. All from a Godly perspective.
Wonderful curriculum from a Christian perspective. I’ve used parts of Sonlight for years with my kids. Fantastic books, even if you do not homeschool.
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An online home study college that offers British KS3, IGCSE and A’Level subjects with tutor support. Two of my children are using Wolsey Hall courses. I am very impressed with the Wolsey Hall service and support.
Easy Peasy All-In-One Homeschool is a FREE online homeschool program! You can choose to use the whole program or select subjects or topics to suit.
The maths programme that worked best for me and my kids. Each lesson is presented on video by a real teacher. The Math-U-See store offers country specific editions.
Shop for quality teaching resources, educational toys and games. Great for homeschool supplies like maths manipulatives.
Home to Bitesize, the BBC education site. Bitesize offers FREE revision help, activities and tests for all subjects in the British school curriculum.
Wonderful FREE printables and resources of every kind imaginable, for all subjects, and all stages of learning, including special needs and English as a second language.
3P Learning offer four different online learning platforms for school children: Mathletics, Spellodrome, Into Science and Reading Eggs. Skills are learned and practiced through interactive activites, and games played against the computer or against other online students. My kids loved these sites when they were younger. There are often discounts for homeschoolers – send them an email to ask before you sign up.
Excellent FREE online academic courses and help for all ages in maths, science, arts, economics and computing. Courses are presented by way of video, interactive whiteboard presentations, practice questions and quizzes. My two younger children find the math courses especially helpful when they don’t understand their schoolwork.
With Quizlet you can search for or create your own study flashcards, and then take tests or play games with them. Great for learning language vocabulary, or definitions of any kind. FREE.
Create and print your own puzzles – wordsearch, criss-cross, math squares, mazes, cryptogram, hidden message and more.
FREE online courses from top universites. My husband did a social enterprise course; my eldest son did parts of a computer programming course. 100’s of subjects – for you or your older kids.
Online courses in 1000’s of subjects including academic and practical courses. Many are FREE. For you or your older kids.
Live Mocha is a global language learning community that offers FREE online lessons in 35 different languages. Fun and interactive. For you or your kids.
Busuu offers FREE online lessons in 12 different languages. Fun and interactive. For you or your kids.
Great language learning software for all ages. There are homeschool editions available for many languages that come with supplementary material/options.
English and Spelling
www.readingeggs.com (age 3-7)
www.readingeggspress.com (age 7-13)
Wonderful interactive sites that teach and develop reading, writing and spelling skills. Children create their own avatars, then use eggs earned to buy items for their avatars and homes. Includes an online library of 1000s of ebooks. You can sign up for a 2 week free trial.
An interactive spelling site that’s lots of fun, (sister site to Mathletics.) Kids learn and compete against the computer or other online players, and earn points to spend on their avatar. Parents can set targets and receive weekly reports on their child’s progress. View the parent guide or the student guide. Sign up for a free trial (check the Spellodrome box).
Enter your spelling words, or search for spelling lists, and then play games with them. FREE or premium versions available.
Over 1000 interactive reading comprehension exercises for all ages and abilities. FREE.
Online presentation of the vocabulary in the Wordly Wise books, with FREE interactive games every few units.
An excellent interactive site (sister site to Spellodrome) that offers country specific maths curriculum – lessons, activities, games, online competitions against the computer or other students! Kids collect points to buy items for their avatar. You can set activities and targets for each child, and receive weekly reports on their progress. View the parent guide or student guide. Sign up for a free trial. My kids have really enjoyed this site.
Fantastic FREE lessons for all maths subjects for all levels. Interactive whiteboard lessons, quizzes and practice.
FREE games that make maths fun! Kids can play against the computer or other online players to collect points and buy items for their avatar. My kids have really enjoyed this site.
Another FREE online maths site with interactive learning and games, where kids can compete against the computer or other online players.
An amazing learning resource for KS3/secondary students. Kids move their customisable avatar round a 3D virtual world, taking part in science activities, vitual experiments and competing online. I am very impressed with this site. It helped my KS3 son a lot. You can take out a very reasonably priced quarterly home subscription if you just want to try it out.
Offers FREE science courses for upper secondary/high school upwards.
A fun way for kids to learn to touch type from BBC Bitesize. FREE.
Kids learn programming as they build their own virtual worlds and games, and share and play them. Check out www.pluralsight.com/kids for a tutorial to build a sample Kodu game. FREE.
FREE coding tutorials for kids – Scratch, HTML, MIT App Inventor, Kodu Game Lab, Hopscotch.
Create stories, games and animations with Scratch and share with others. Great FREE introduction to programming for kids.
FREE. Kids solve puzzles using programming logic. Challenging but fun!
WorldKids offers current affairs, world news and discovery for kids, from a Christian perspective. Subscription includes 5 print magazines a year and access to the WorldKids interactive site.
WorldTeen offers current affairs and world news for teens, from a Christian perspective. Subscription includes 5 print magazines a year and access to the information-packed WorldTeen site. (Warning: Do not type WorldTeen in your search bar – it unfortunately links to a porn site. Use www.teen.wng.org)
Time Magazine for kids. FREE site with news, country/city facts, and homework help. Option to subscribe to print magazine.
7. Sunday School
Light Live is a wonderful FREE online resource offering Sunday school/youth Bible sessions. Follow their syllabus or use their activities to create your own.
This is a fantastic multi-media resource for churches, schools and families, based on the Friends and Heroes DVDs. They offer sunday school lessons, school lessons, and even a homeschool curriculum. There is also an award-winning Friends and Heroes kids site at www.friendsandheroes.tv
8. Marriage, Family and Parenting
A great site with lots of helpful resources and articles related to marriage, parenting and family.
Find a marriage course near you! My husband and I attended this course several years ago. Wow…did our marriage benefit! Highly recommended.
A great blog for parents, written by my mum!
9. Just for Fun!
Canon Creative Park offers a great range of FREE printables for paper craft, scrapbooks, calenders and more. You can make incredible 3D models of animals, flowers, or buildings such as the Eifel Tower or Colloseum. This is a wonderful site. My kids have had lots of fun with paper craft. Younger kids will need lots of help! I suggest starting with just a one or two page model!
A great site for kids to learn and play chess with other kids online. Older teens may prefer www.chess.com FREE
Loom bands tutorials and ideas! My daughter loves this site and has made lots of animals and jewelry with her loom bands. FREE.
A fun multi-player online game that kids love! They create their own penguin and take part in different activities and games. FREE and premium versions available.
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