ADVICE FOR FAMILIES
Government of Ontario
Resources and advice for homeschooling children, including TVO programs, online picture books, music labs, puzzles, arts and culture, and much more!
Resources for homeschooling children, including TVO programs, online picture books, music labs, puzzles, arts and culture, and much more!
Resourceful blog for parents looking to keep homeschooling simple featuring resource reviews, curriculum info, and words of encouragement for homeschooling families.
OISE’s Resources for Families with Children Learning from Home
Tons of learn at home resources for families with children, including video content, stories, virtual museums, podcasts and more.
Parsec Youth Network Free Online Tutoring
Parsec is offering free online tutoring for students grade 1-12. Although based in the Greater Toronto Area, this service is open to students from all areas.
Browse hundreds of TED-Ed animations, find and use existing lessons on a variety of topics, and build custom lessons for your child around any TED talk, TED-Ed resource, or YouTube video.
Free videos, printouts, and activities on a variety of math and science topics provided by a science centre in San Francisco.
NASA for Students
Free videos, articles, activities, and games for students in grades K–12 on topics related to STEM, aeronautics, and space exploration.
An initiative to bring free literature to people of all ages, Project Gutenberg offers a large collection of free children’s literature.
Steve Spangler Science
Looking for science experiments to do at home? This site offers free engaging videos, printable instructions and lesson plans for the elementary curriculum.
Free lessons, activities and videos on math for parents and students. Monthly progress reports are provided to parents.
The Learning Network
A free blog from the New York Times offering daily lessons on social studies, quizzes, activities, and student-friendly crossword puzzles.
Free site offering interactive activities, videos, and games in line with the K-12 curriculum. Users can build classes and assignments, as well as monitor their progress as they go.
Free app and website allowing children and adults to learn a new language or multiple languages for free.
Free personalized online learning developed by experts for children and adults.
National Geographic for Kids
The kid-friendly version of National Geographic. Explore geography and science lessons, activities, games and videos online.
Learn to type for students of all ages.
Free literacy and mathematics education resource for elementary and secondary students, available for families in both English and French.
Free streaming of stories in six languages.
Toronto Public Library’s Dial-a-Story
Kids under age 7 or above 12 and their families can listen to a story by phone any time of day for FREE by calling the library’s Dial-A-Story service at 416-395-5400.
|ABCMouse||Full online curriculum for children ages 2-8, including activities in reading, math, science, and arts.|
|Tumblebooks||Free online collection of books for preschoolers, elementary school children, and their families.|
Early childhood (K-2)
All Kids Network
Printable worksheets and crafts for kids.
Full online curriculum for children ages 2-8, including activities in reading, math, science, and arts. 30-day free trial.
OISE’s Play Learning Lab
Website teaching parents how to use play to support at-home learning for young children. Creative strategies like obstacle courses and songwriting to keep kids engaged.
Elementary and middle school (Grade 3-8)
|Dreamscape||Free reading game for children from grades 2 – 8.|
|Adventure Academy||From the creators of ABC Mouse, full online curriculum for children ages 8-13, including activities in reading, math, science, and more. 30-day free trial.|
|History for Kids||Free, visually appealing learning network for kids, including information on Ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, Europe, Asia and America.|
|iCivics||Online games, worksheets, and information to support remote learning of civics.|
|BBC Dance Mat Typing||Learn to type for students of all ages.|
|Nature Detectives||Information on trees.|
|Free educational tools for older children||Websites offering homework help via static content in all major subject areas.|
|K-12||Free online courses for the summer allowing students to earn high-school course credits.|
Children with special needs
Dog on a Log
Teach children with dyslexia how to read.
Special Needs Homeschooling
Blog offering tips, articles, curriculum reviews, and other resources for homeschooling kids with ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and other special needs.