Activities and Resources for New Homeschoolers

Many new homeschooling parents have approached us recently, asking us for our advice on things they can do with their children to keep them engaged when they are not actively learning in class.

Setting time aside for playing board games (especially when other family members can take part, either in person or online) is a great activity for new homeschooling families. Games provide opportunities to introduce concepts to your children, reinforce their learned skills, and build confidence. Games do not judge your homeschooler. They do not hand out “red marks”, nor give out homework.

Below are some of our suggestions for additional activities and resources newly homeschooled families can take advantage of, now that they find themselves learning at home:

Additional Online Resources*:

Storyline Online: Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Math Games: Do your learners think math is a bore? Help them see this essential subject in a new way with these exciting math games!

World Geography Games brings entertaining, educational quiz games for kids, students, adults and seniors to test and improve your geographical knowledge.

Random Geography Games: Learning geography can be fun with online games like these.

Kids Games: from the San Diego Zoo.

Kids Math Games: a wide range of free math games, interactive learning activities and fun educational resources.

– Math and Money Fun for Students: Wide variety of math games and resources, focusing on using money to help develop strong math skills.

Social Pods and Paint Parties (presented by OTA):

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Enrichment Activities & Packaged Classes for Fall 2020:

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* NOTE: Unless otherwise indicated, the above links are not programs or websites with any connection to Open Tent Academy, and Open Tent Academy receives no compensation in return for sharing or promoting them. As with any external resource, we strongly recommend parents visit and evaluate these on their own before sharing them with their children.

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