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Home Schooling Resources

These resources are usable in multiple curriculum areas. They cover areas such as resource databases, commercial software suppliers, lesson plan databases, planners and organisers, worksheets, … . A selection of Australian-based suppliers are included.

Included are resources for people with specific home schooling requirements - Preschool, Christian, Islamic, Montessori, Special Needs, … .

You can also view teaching resources on separate curriculum resource pages.

Unless otherwise stated the resources are believed to be free.

Remember some sites are not Australian. Check carefully to be sure they conform to Australian requirements before use, e.g. spelling, terminology, guidelines, … You should also be aware that some resources listed may only be available in that other country, e.g, government schemes and resources.

Australian Sites

  • New !310 Australian Homeschooling Resources
    Actually 313 “ins” for topics from Australian Curriculum resources through to Apps in Education. You should be able to find something useful among this collection.
  • Updated !ADNIL Press
    ‘While we are no longer taking orders directly, please continue to order via the links below - thank you - we appreciate your continued support’.
  • New !All-Australian Homeschooling Help [Australian Homeschooling Summit]
    ‘Ever wanted to go to a big homeschooling conference, but couldn’t because they just don’t exist in Australia ? Here’s the solution – the Australian Homeschooling Summit. It’s all online. We cover virtually every topic you need – registration, reporting, specific subjects, unschooling, deschooling, organisation, and many more. Lifetime access to all the recordings’.
  • Updated !Always Learning Books
    ‘Save time and simplify homeschooling and unschooling ! Learn from experienced home educators how to write your own curriculum. It really is that easy !’.
  • New !Aussie Home Educators
    ‘I have gathered together a collection of active Aussie home ed blogs; active within the past 12 months ([021] to help build community. This collection will be ongoing, please share your blog or fellow Aussie home ed bloggers’. Large range covering from Autism to Travel Schooling.
  • New !Australian Curriculum Lessons
    ‘Lesson Plans, Teaching Resources and more’.
  • Australian Education Online Resources
    Annotated links. These are the “Web Reviews” from the “Resources” section.
  • Updated !Australian History Mysteries for Home Schools
    Primary Level ‘Inquiry Units that focus specifically on the Key Inquiry Questions in the Australian Curriculum : History and Extension Case Studies that encourage students to investigate some of the mysteries in Australian History in greater depth’. 19 Case studies and 14 extension case studies. Fee-based but reasonable.
  • Australian History Mysteries for Home Schools 2
    Secondary Level. ‘Website containing inquiry learning case studies that are directly relevant to many aspects of Australian Curriculum : History Years 7, 9 and 10. Its current 24 case studies include a wealth of video, print and interactive content’. Fee-based but reasonable.
  • New !Australian Homeschooling Groups
    ‘Looking for an Australian homeschooling group, network or support group ? You might find links to groups you can contact on this page. Otherwise, read the section below on How to FIND Your Homeschool Group. [An Australian Home Education group is also known as a homeschooling group]’.
  • New !Australian Picture Books List For Kids
    ‘We as a family have loved these Australian picture books and still have most of them in our personal collection. Look for them in your library, or purchase some of these gems while they are still in print’.
  • New !Australian Resources for Home Education
    Check the menu items from the menu on the left as well as the resource links in the body of the site.
  • Educational Aids [Australia]
    ‘Educational aids and school supplies’. Covers all curriculum areas. Fee-based materials.
  • New !Educational Resources for Schools [SBS Learn]
    ‘SBS Learn is the educational arm of the wider SBS Outreach initiative, focusing on creating quality materials for teachers aligned to the Australian curriculum’. Select by Subject and/or Year, Popular Resources, Latest Resources and Best of Resources.
  • New !Euka Future Learning
    ‘After 7 years as Complete Education Australia, we’re excited to unveil our new identity as Euka Future Learning’. Major sections include : Why Homeschool; Resource Centre [includes resources and FAQs]; Our Curriculum; Latest Resources, Tools and Advice; and more.
  • New !Family tasks - Digital Technologies Hub
    ‘The following collection of activities have been designed for you to complete in your home or around your local community to assist in building your child’s knowledge of the Digital Technologies curriculum. These activities require minimal preparation from you and the knowledge required to enable you to complete the tasks with your children has been included’.
  • Games for Fun, Fitness & Learning
    ‘Fun, Fitness and Learning offers games, activities and resources for children between the ages of 7 and 16. There are books to buy, free games to download and free activities each week’. Tutoring is also available in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • New !Home Education Association
    State Information, including applying to home educate your child[ren]; Educational Discounts [includes free and additional resources]; Events and webinar information; Articles; and more. Now 20 years old.
  • New !Home Education Bundles [Teacher Superstore]
    Each bundle links to a Year level from Foundation to Year 6. Each provides a package of materials. Fee-based.
  • Updated !HomeLearn
    ‘HomeLearn provides an integrated program that helps your child ‘Cover the Core’ curriculum with ‘Room to Explore’ their interests and all matched to their reading level. Overview; Levels; Subjects; Topics in Sequence; Program; FAQ; Blog’.
  • New !Homeschool Curriculum Australia
    Cluey Learning. ‘This article offers everything you need in order to familiarise yourself with the Australian National Curriculum and state variations. It also suggests ways you can incorporate these into your homeschooling plans’. You can also access Cluey homeschooling programs. These are fee-based.
  • New !Homeschool in a Box
    ‘A complete program inclusive of all learning materials. Easy to follow educator guides, readers and novels, already printed and collaborated worksheets, science materials, art supplies all in alliance to the Australian Curriculum but taught your way at your pace. Homeschool in a box can [also] assist with preparing your application for your state’s home education unit and reporting periods’. Fee-based.
  • New !Homeschooling in Australia - The Ultimate Guide
    [Updated for 2021]. ‘This guide covers homeschool registration in Australia, homeschooling facts and figures, socialisation and homeschool support groups and answers all the questions you need to know to help you get started homeschooling in Australia. There’s a lot of helpful information here, so I’ve also put it in a PDF ebook that you can download, print and refer back to’.
  • Updated !Home Schooling Supplies [Australia]
    Victorian supplier [with contact details for other states] who has home schooled her own children. ‘Our supplies are a collection of high quality, attractive, Australian books that are self-instructional, if used in the right order, and contain answers. We provide the core subjects of Phonics, Maths, English, Spelling, Society and Environment [HSIE] and Science. We also have a variety of Art, Craft, various electives and literacy for all levels’.

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  • New !Homeschooling Support and Resources
    ‘State-specific information links covering Government Requirements; Registration details; Support networks; FAQs; More details’.
  • How to Homeschool 101
    ‘At My Homeschool we want to give you the information you need to become a effective home educator. So we have put together a short course that will take you through the techniques used at My Homeschool and hopefully answer some of the questions you may have’. Free with membership subscription.
  • New !Inspire My Homeschool
    Previously Homeschooling Downunder. ‘Curriculum, Ideas, Success Stories and Homeschool Resources Gathered Over 20 Years On The Job !’ Also see the My Homeschool links above and below for further information.
  • New !Learning Potential
    Australian Government App. ‘Learning Potential provides parents with helpful information and tips on things they can do at home, to build on the education their child receives in school’. Covers all learning areas.
  • New !Little People’s Literacy Learning
    Australian Literacy Educators Association. ‘ALEA has developed a series of modules to support parents and carers with activities that can be shared with children. The activities have been designed with an emphasis on learning through collaborative play and shared discovery. Click on each module below to access and download the module content’.
  • MATHTRAK
    ‘Online Learning Management Tool based on the Australian National Mathematics Curriculum for Years 5 to Year 10. It provides a comprehensive mathematical problem solving tutorial available to all students and a fun game to develop fluency with number skills’. Fee-based.
  • Updated !My Homeschool - Australian Homeschool Curriculum & Support
    ‘My Homeschool is committed to following the Australian Curriculum which is a secular curriculum. Many of our resources are secular. However, we also aim to give parents confidence that they are educating their children with a worldview that honours Christian values. Our Australian homeschool curriculum is used by Christian and secular educators. You can read more about teaching our curriculum in a secular or Christian way – New !here’. Previously listed under an older version title.
  • Precision Academics©
    ‘Offers the world’s largest independent collection of resources to support students who have special learning needs. We have nearly 20 000 pages of resources, organised into easy to understand Workbooks. You can choose the exact programs you need, specially matched to your child or young adult’s individual strengths, challenges, interests and age’. Costs are within the scope of families [and schools] and you can download some free samples from the site.
  • Resources
    ‘We have links to a variety of resources which cover one or more subject areas, and many are free/low cost. HEN also has Pinterest boards for many topic areas with links to learning resources such as websites, games and hands-on activities at New !https://www.pinterest.com.au/HomeEducationNetworkAustralia. We also share resource suggestions every week in our New !Facebook group HEN Vic’.
  • Resources and Activities
    Extensive, quality information available from the Australian War Memorial. Check the menu on the left for specific resources.
  • New !Simply Homeschool
    ‘Simply Homeschool is a smorgasbord of lessons and programs. We’ve done all of the planning for you. We support you to choose what you do and in what order. We’ve linked all programs to the Syllabus so you know you have everything covered’. New !Simply Homeschool Maths For Your Family is one example of what they offer. Fee-based.
  • New !Skwirk [Home Educator]
    ‘Skwirk helps busy home educators cover the Australian curriculum whilst fostering independent learning and recording student progress. Skwirk is easy to navigate through subject, topic and chapter and can be used as an integrated program for six key subject areas or as a springboard for further discussion and revision’ Choose a price plan that suits you ... . [See this at the bottom of the above page.]
  • Teaching Treasures
    Material and activities that can be used for regular as well as gifted and talented students. Done in subject areas.
  • New !The Best Online Resources for Australian Kids Learning from Home
    ‘Here are a collection of 50+ online resources to use in homeschooling. We’ve attempted to curate the best resources we could. You will notice that many of the websites are Australian as we wanted to include quality links that align with the Australian curriculum’.
  • The Educating Parent
    ‘We hope you enjoy the articles and activities and find the links and recommended resources useful’. Vast collection from Beverley Paine. THE site to visit for information and resources.
  • The Educational Warehouse
    Teaching, Homeschooling, School. ‘Providing parents, teachers, and caregivers the widest selection of educational resources to enable the highest quality of learning for our children’. More than 5 000 resources. Also some Pre-Owned resources for multiple uses.
  • New !The Ultimate List of Free Educational Apps Online for Homeschooling
    ‘Free educational apps are heaven-sent for a number of reasons to supplement homeschooling in Australia, distance education and all kids to progress their learning outcomes and experiences. All of these apps and top educational sites are kid-friendly, easy to use and gives a world of education and interactivity. We’re pretty sure your kids will love these !’
  • Updated !Vocal Adrenaline Performing Arts
    ‘We teach singing, piano and acting with lessons catering for all ages from beginner to professional. We are also offering a Free Introductory Lesson for all new students !’ Based on the Gold Coast, this studio has been used by other Home Schoolers. Previously linked through Facebook.
  • Updated !Why on Earth Homeschool ?
    The case for Christian homeschooling. ‘Why on Earth Homeschool is in two parts. Part 1 is about what is wrong with school while Part 2 is about what is right with homeschooling’.

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International Sites

  • New !20 of the Best Homeschooling Websites and Learning Resources
    Learning Liftoff. ‘From free lessons to educational videos, experiments, games and activities, these 20 sites provide some amazing resources for any family interested in teaching kids at home. Whether you’re a full-time homeschooling family, or you just want to supplement your child’s education, there’s something on this list for everyone’. USA.
  • 26 Free Basic Drawing Lessons - Drawing for Beginners
    ‘These drawing exercises to download include all the fundamental step-by-step sketching tips you need to get started. You can download these lessons right now and embark on a whole new journey of artistry’.
  • New !50 Great Online Tools for Homeschool Kids in 2021
    ‘Best Kid Stuff has listed 50 free homeschool tools that can be useful for parents. Some are educational games, some are web publications, some are videos; educational, free homeschool apps and audiobooks are there too. They’re all free and they’re all backed by reputable, trusted publishers and content creators’. USA.
  • New !56 Free Homeschool Reading Resources
    ‘The free reading resources I’ve listed range from teaching phonics, reading, and reading comprehension for all ages. So, even if you have older kids, there are still valuable websites here to check out’. She also has similar links for New !56 Free Homeschool Maths Resources; New !56 Free Homeschool Science Resources; New ! 56 Free Homeschool Social Studies Resources - History, Geography and More and New !56 Free Language Arts Resources for Homeschoolers. USA.
  • New !100+ Free Homeschool Curriculum Resources
    ‘Our list includes over 100 resources for free lesson plans, complete curriculum or resources to use for lesson plans. This encompasses preschool, elementary, middle school, and high school needs. There are some sites listed with complete curriculums and others that specialise in specific curriculum and subjects’.
  • New !120 Digital Resources for Home-Schooling : Special Education, Social and Emotional Learning and More
    ‘This comprehensive list of resources covers everything from adaptive technology to the basics of reading and maths. It even includes suggestions for field trips and physical education. We hope you find this list useful and encourage you to share it with your networks !’ USA.
  • New !900+ Free Homeschool Resources ideas in 2021
    ‘Curriculum, printables, unit studies, sites – resources that help families homeschool for free and frugal. Collection by Curriculum Choice’. Pinterest Board.
  • Updated !Christian Families Homeschooling Special Needs Children
    NATHHAN. ‘What families are using for …; Resources by Subject; Free downloads for Homeschoolers; Homeschool magazines and websites’. Be sure to check the New !Links to other web sites. USA.
  • Free Educational Podcasts
    Homeschooling-ideas. ‘Educational podcasts are a wonderful way of homeschooling for free. As well as podcasts, I have included some other MP3 type resources’. Select items using the menu on the left as well as the highlighted items. UK.
  • New !Free Homeschool Resources 2021: Best No Cost Homeschooling Tips
    ‘Try these free homeschool programs, printable activities, curriculum worksheets and more, including free elementary homeschool curriculum to high school curriculum and teacher resources websites for frugal homeschool’.
  • Free Homeschooling Resources
    Free or paid membership. Free resources. Quick-Start Guide, more. ‘Whether you’re a new homeschooler or a 20-year veteran, our step-by-step guides and tips will show you how to make learning more effective, engaging, enjoyable, and easier’. USA.
  • Homeschool Central
    ‘Has been around for many years helping homeschoolers of all types. Whether you are just beginning or you are a pro, we have information that will make your job easier’. US-based. Several sections will not be relevant, others will. USA.
  • Updated !Homeschool Freebie
    ‘Amazing Free Resources for your Homeschool !’ Some material may not be relevant in Australia. Many items come as PDF books. USA.
  • HomeschoolingSupply
    ‘We are proud to offer homeschool curriculum products, microscopes and science products, toys and home schooling resources for parents, teachers, schools and families’. Canada.
  • Updated !Homeschooling Today
    A Print or a Digital subscription provides a wide range of resources and information e.g. Fresh Ideas, Teaching Tips, Ongoing Support, Digital Back Issue Archive, Seasonal Activity Guide. Cost is different but quite cheap for either format. USA.
  • Homeschool Journey
    ‘History Portfolios, Nature Portfolio, Unit-Study Portfolio [coming soon], Blog, Bible/Fine Art’ and more. Fee-based. USA.
  • New !How to Homeschool for Free
    Thoughtco. ‘High-quality homeschooling resources are available online at no cost’. USA.
  • Updated !Life Learning Magazine
    ‘A source of support and information about non-coercive, interest-led, home- and community-based, learner-directed education for all ages [also known as life learning, unschooling, natural learning, and free-range learning]. Our goal is to make our complete archive available on this website, in addition to all the newly published articles that we are adding on a regular basis’. Canada.
  • Updated !Online Learning Haven
    ‘This site provides a child friendly environment for learning just about anything and everything ! Ideal for homeschooling and vacation activities’.
  • New !Online Secular Homeschool Worksheets - Elementary [Primary] Resources
    Twinkl. ‘Are you teaching your child from home ? That can be a difficult task with all the planning, organising and assessments, as well as the regular parent tasks. Let us take some of that stress away from you with these online homeschool worksheets. You can easily browse through the activities on these pages to find resource packs that include all the essentials for your homeschool lesson’. USA.

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Planners & Organisers

The majority are fee-based, though often not expensive. Many originate in the US. Be careful to ensure they suit your needs. Some are for particular operating systems - PC, Mac.

  • New !10 Best Homeschool Planners in 2021
    ‘We have looked at all the planners for homeschool families and have compiled a list comparing them. Don’t continue to struggle and waste money trying to organise your child’s schooling – find the best home school planner today’. Some free, some fee-based.
  • Updated !DonnaYoung.org Printables and Resources
    ‘The sections are linked across the top of every page on my website. If you get lost here, just try backing up or going to the section where you think something should be. The list below [on this page] shows the sections along with a few links on some of the topics’. An extensive range of planners and forms for various processes. Fee-based but quite reasonable. USA.
  • Updated !Edu-Track Home School
    ‘The premier home school record keeping and lesson planning software. Dramatically improve the quality, accuracy, and organisation of your home school, lesson planning and record keeping’. Previously listed through another source.
  • Homeschool Planners
    ‘There are a variety of homeschool planners and organisers available online, both free and for purchase. The organisers are in several formats’. There are a number of Free Planners and Organisers to download on this page. USA.
  • New !Homeschool Planners [Etsy]
    Extensive listing of planners, with all listed with AU$ prices.
  • Updated !Homeschool Reporting Online
    Fee-based but there is a Free Trial period available. USA.
  • Homeschool Tracker
    ‘A flexible, online tool for homeschool record keeping, planning, and reporting’. Multiple pricing options available. USA.
  • New !The Ultimate FREE Homeschool Planner : 30+ Amazing Printables !
    ‘I understand the stress that homeschooling can generate without a clear organising system. I hope that the printables I have included here will make organising a whole lot easier for you and me’. The Philippines.
  • New !The Ultimate Printable Homeschool Planner [Teach Beside Me]
    ‘In this planner, you can keep track of your lesson plans, your learning goals for your kids and also your day-to-day activities. You can keep track of books you have read or want to read, plan out your field trips and keep track of online homeschool resources you are using’.

Preschool Resources

  • New !Around the World Preschool Theme
    ‘Children’s literature lesson plans, story book reviews and resources for an around the world preschool theme offering you multi-cultural lessons and preschool activities that will give children a global perspective of the world’. South Africa.
  • New !FREE Learning Apps for Preschoolers [Homeschool Giveaways]
    ‘Do your preschoolers want a device of their own ? Do they like “doing school” with their older siblings ? It may seem counter-intuitive to allow your little ones to use learning apps for preschoolers, but they can be useful’.
  • Free Preschool Printables for Your Homeschool Preschool
    ‘Discover over 100 free preschool printables that you can use with your young learners. You’ll find printables that teach beginning maths and literacy skills. There are holiday-themed preschool printables. And, you’ll discover printables based on your favourite preschool picture books’. USA.
  • New !Homeschool Routine - Preschool
    ‘This is a little glimpse into what a day looks like for homeschooling our 3 year old and 1 year old. We have a pretty relaxed approach to preschool and all learning. I try to make things fun and playful for our kids and encourage learning as a part of that’. USA. [20 min.]
  • New ! ’ My Homeschool Essentials - Preschool And Tot School At Home
    ‘These are my MUST HAVE, items that we use over and over again. Homeschooling can get overwhelming really quick, so having all your ducks in a row before you start helps a ton ! Most of these are worth their weight in gold’. Check links on the right for further videos by the same author. USA. [18.25 min.]
  • New !Pre-K Homeschool Curriculum : Free Resources for Ages 3-4
    ‘The following is a HUGE list of options for online freebies, DIY ideas, downloads, online games and other curriculum choices ! Mostly free, all are frugal’.
  • New !Resources for Homeschooling Preschoolers [Mimi’s Dollhouse]
    ‘When it’s time to start thinking about homeschooling your preschooler, there are some simple and easy ideas to get you going. Don’t stress about homeschool with your young children ! We have some fun and helpful resources and advice on how to get started with learning activities at home’.
  • New !The Top Homeschool Blogs for Preschool Resources
    ‘After individually searching through more than 600 websites, we found fifteen that we feel are doing an outstanding job of providing resources, information and advice to parents of young families’. They provide well-annotated links to these. USA.
  • Tip Tuesday : How to Homeschool Your Preschooler
    ‘For today ’s Tip Tuesday I’m sharing my tips on what to teach when homeschooling your preschoolers ! In this video I share quite a few ideas’. USA. [34 min.]
  • Updated !Toddlers and Preschoolers in Homeschool
    Annotated links for activities, advice and other online sources of information. USA.
  • Ultimate List of Free Preschool Curriculum Resources
    ‘Just think, you don’t have to do the work and planning for preschool - all these generous people have already done it all for you’. USA.

Special Needs Resources

  • SpellingCity
    ‘Online spelling program that makes practising for spelling tests fun. Over 30 000 words, including plurals, contractions, past and future tenses’. Free and fee-based memberships. They also have an app available for multiple systems. USA.
  • Updated !Starfall
    Starfall ‘has expanded to include language Arts and Mathematics for Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and Third Grade. Starfall’s emphasis on phonemic awareness, systematic sequential phonics and common sight words in conjunction with audiovisual interactivity has proven effective in teaching emergent readers. Our low-cost membership program expands the free content to include animated songs, mathematics, and reading activities spanning K-3’. USA
  • New !The Best Homeschooling Resources Online
    ‘Whether you’ve made the decision to homeschool or you’re still considering the option, here are resources to offer help and guidance’. Several sections. USA.
  • Updated !The Home School Mom
    ‘From our newsletter to the wide range of resources on our website, we are your comprehensive homeschooling resource. Homeschooling 101, Homeschool Helps, Popular Topics,’ more. USA.
  • New !The Homeschool Resource Room
    Free Homeschool Resources for Every Age And Every Subject. ‘I’ve rounded up the best free homeschool resources from apps and whatever the internet has to offer. Plus, I’ve categorised, labelled, and packaged them up for you. Yes, all of the following resources are totally free. 100% zero money’.
  • Tips for Homeschooling Maths
    ‘Home-school maths can involve many different opportunities for learning. Playing maths games and talking about maths concepts during everyday activities are just two examples of ways to help elementary and middle-school students develop strong maths skills ’. Canada.
  • New !Top 100 Homeschool Websites and Resources
    ‘Many of these resources you may have already been acquainted with, however, some of them are rising stars in the homeschooling world’. Select areas from the section menu on the home page. USA.
  • Web Page Sites for Montessori Students
    ‘These are sites that I have found for my students. A short review of each site is included’. Primarily in the Science and History areas.
  • New !Where to find Free Printable Homeschool Curriculum
    Annotated links to a range of these. The introduction is interesting and the author is clear that while free material may not always be what you want, there is plenty out there to choose from. USA.
  • New !Your Complete Guide to Secular Homeschool Curriculum
    ‘You have options - a lot more than you think. Now they’re all in one place. Everything you need to make informed decisions and find the best fit for your family’. This links to the 2021 update of this information. USA.

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