Online Resources for Homeschool Students

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Library Resources

These premium resources are available free to Pflugerville Library cardholders. To access them, visit the Library catalog and sign into your account. Once signed in, you can select the resource of interest directly from the catalog.

 

Online Resources

These websites offer great opportunities for home school families to explore a wide variety of topics. Although some do offer premium services for a fee, all of the following websites have free options.

General Topics

DLTK Educational Activities for Children: Limited free access to craft ideas and activities for young children covering letters, numbers, and shapes.

Education.com: Free unlimited access to all articles and science projects. Basic (free) memberships also provide limited access to educational worksheets, lesson plans, games, and activities.

Khan Academy: Practice exercises, instructional videos, and a learning dashboard. This free website covers math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.

Smithsonian Learning Lab: A digital platform that allows you to discover and use the Smithsonian's digital collection and resources.

Reading

International Children's Digital Library: Free online multilingual historical and contemporary books from throughout the world.

Read Theory: Free online reading activities for all ages and ability levels.

Free Rice: Free English grammar and vocabulary practice. For every answer you get right, 10 grains of rice are donated to the United Nations World Food Program.

Starfall: Access to many free activities that help little ones learn to read.

Teach Your Monster to Read: Series of games that help children learn to read. The web-based version for computers is free.

Math

XtraMath: Free activities to help children learn basic math facts.

History & Geography:

Ben's Guide to the U.S. Government: Free articles and games about the U.S. government.

Kids Geo: Free online geography textbook written for kids.

Kids Past: Free articles and games covering history from early man through recent events.

OLogy: Free activities and games exploring a variety of topics presented by the American Museum of Natural History. 

Science & Technology

Chem4Kids: Free articles and information about matter, atoms, elements, the periodic table, reactions, and biochemistry. Also see the sister websites: Cosmos4Kids, Biology4Kids, and Physics4Kids.

Code.org: Catalog of courses for all skill levels that teaches computer coding.

Kids Astronomy: Free astronomy resource designed to teach children about the exciting world of outer space.

Kids Dinosaurs: Learn about dinosaurs with free articles, games, and worksheets.

Scratch: Allows kid the opportunity to create interactive stories, games, and animations with computer programming.

Arts

Hoffman Academy: Online piano lessons. The basic plan is free and provides access to video lessons.

Jerry's Artarama Free Art Lessons for Kids: Free video lessons covering painting, drawing, art projects and more.