Links

These are some links which I myself have found useful in the past or am still using currently.

Education Otherwise
http://www.educationotherwise.net/
About homeschooling (or “home education”, as they call it in the UK) laws and regulations in the UK.

Ambleside Online curriculum
http://www.amblesideonline.org/
Ambleside is a Charlotte Mason-inspired approach to homeschooling. Free resources and curriculum.

Simply Charlotte Mason curriculum
http://simplycharlottemason.com/
Simply Charlotte Mason is another Charlotte Mason-inspired approach to homeschooling. Free resources and curriculum.

The Well-Trained Mind curriculum
http://www.welltrainedmind.com/
The Well-Trained Mind is a home education curriculum for those who are interested in providing their children with a classical education, with a strong focus on language arts and logic.

Sandra Dodd’s Unschooling forums
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlwaysLearning/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/303347574750/

The Well-Trained Mind forums
http://forums.welltrainedmind.com/forum/3-k-8-curriculum-board/
This forum is great if you are researching different curricula for home education.

Donna Young’s Penmanship resources
http://donnayoung.org/penmanship/index.htm
A plethora of pre-handwriting and handwriting practice worksheets and special handwriting paper available on this site, all of them free to download and use as needed.

Grammar Monster
http://www.grammar-monster.com
An educational website focusing on English grammar, with extensive resources and a forum.

Primary Resources
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/
Big directory of free downloadable teaching resources like worksheets, Powerpoint presentations, etc. Organised by subject, topic and in accordance with UK state school educational stages.

TES teaching resources
http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resources/
TES is a large online global network of teachers, and their teaching resources site contains a lot of free downloadable teaching resources, organised by state school educational stages, subjects and topics.

Conquer Maths
http://www.conquermaths.com/
A subscription-based online Maths tutor for all school ages.

Reading Eggs
http://readingeggs.co.uk/
A subscription-based online reading programme for preschool and primary school children.

Toucan Box
http://www.toucanbox.com/
A monthly subscription-based service which delivers uniquely-themed craft projects (materials included) to our home.

CREST Star
http://www.britishscienceassociation.org/crest-awards
A subscription-based science resource that provides downloadable science experiment projects for school, after-school clubs and home educators.

Twinkl
http://www.twinkl.co.uk/
A large library of fun, educational printable resources for Primary school-aged children. Free and paid.

Sonlight
http://www.sonlight.com/
Christian Homeschool curriculum

50 Free Online English Literature Courses
http://www.openculture.com/literature_free_courses
Get free Literature courses online from the world’s leading universities. You can download these audio & video courses straight to your computer or mp3 player.

Poisson Rouge
http://www.poissonrouge.com/
A very unique musical and artistic online games site for young children.

GIMP free picture-editing software
http://www.gimp.org/
I needed an image-editing software at times, but wasn’t prepared to pay for Adobe Photoshop for the few times I needed to use something like that. I’m so glad I found GIMP! Well it is not like Photoshop at all in terms of the interface and the feel, but I figured out how to use it pretty easily, having had some experience in using Photoshop. It does everything I need it for.

Open Office
https://www.openoffice.org/
A free-to-use Office software for document creation, etc. Similar to Microsoft Office, but free!

Princess and the Rock
http://www.princessandtherock.com/
My ex-high school friend is now also a homeschooling mum. Do pay her blog a visit.

Time To Move (BBC Learning)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/ttm
Fun BBC podcasts lasting around 20 mins each, for guided dance and movement sessions with 6 to 8 year olds.

 

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