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Online Courses, Learning Resources & Educational Websites for Kids

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It is always a good idea to be *in the know* when it comes to online courses and learning resources. It is especially important when you want to help your kids keep learning. Whether they are stuck at home with an illness or keeping up with classroom lessons, these free educational resources for kids will help!

I have personally sifted through these and know that they are good. You wont have to search the internet looking for something suitable… all these are excellent for our kids!

I have broken down the online courses below into primary online resources and secondary online resources. Further, we have listed them by subject area for each of the curriculum learning requirements. I am updating this list all the time as I find other good options.

Of course, we have looked at the curriculum and stuck to the main subjects. Whether your child is in Kindergarten/Prep or looking down the barrel of Grade 12, we have some wonderful education websites and resources to help keep them learning.

Our list even has ideas to create good study habits!

This list of educational resources for kids will be updated all the time, so bookmark it now to ensure you have it to hand when the inevitable happens!

Primary school educational websites

Below are just some of the best educational websites to suit primary school learning. Let us know if we missed your favourite (and tell us why it is great!)

Primary school online courses and resources

 DescriptionNotes
English
Audible StoriesFREE stories that are read to your child!FREE
Reading EggsFilled with hundreds of structured lessons, fun online reading games, and over 2500 e-books for young readers, ABC Reading Eggs makes learning to read fun and highly motivating for children aged 2–13.FREE 30 day trial - read our review then sign up on our link!
e-borrowing from Brisbane City Council librariesBrisbane City Council library members can access digital content via the online library catalogue, eLibCat.FREE
Maths
Maths SeedsABC Mathseeds makes learning essential early maths skills easy and fun for young kids. Suitable for ages 3–9, the program includes 200 highly instructional lessonsSignup for a FREE 30 day trial of Mathseeds
Science & Technology
Mystery ScienceShort mini-lessons that are completely digital and full lessons availableFREE
National Geographic KidsThe National Geographic Kids website is packed full with fun online games and activities that help kids explore from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space.FREE
Fizzics EducationLove science? Free experiments, podcasts, trivia and more!FREE
Code ClubThe Code Club projects are fun, step-by-step guides for young learners to follow and create animations, games, websites, and much more.FREE
History
BBC for KidsDespite being from the UK this is a great resource for Australian kidsFREE
PE
PE with Joe30 minute PE lessons every day for kidsFREE
General
Minecraft Education EditionA game-based learning platform that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem-solving in an immersive digital environment.FREE
ScholasticThe Scholastic website contains enough games, stories, printables and videos to keep kids entertained, and learning something new, for hours.FREE
FunbrainThis free website contains so much fun, there is a good chance kids won’t even realise they are learning. There are math games, reading games and even games for parents and kids to play together.FREE
ABC EducationWith a plethora of resources for both primary & secondary kids, this one makes both lists!FREE
DuolingoLearn one of 25 languages.FREE
Parliamentary Education OfficeExplore and understand the ideas that underpin Australia's democracy.FREE
Teach StarterMore than 60 teaching resources. Sample 28 different resources across a variety of key learning areas.FREE after sign up
Khan AcademyExpert-created content and resources for every course and level.FREE
TwinklThese Home Learning resource packs for students will help with distance learning,Currently FREE
Worldwide Virtual ToursExplore the world with these street view tours that walk you through museums and galleriesFREE
School Virtual Field TripsThe field trips include the Great Wall of China, the Louvre, Penguins at Phillip Island and even a trip to Mars!FREE

Secondary school educational websites

Below we list some tried and test secondary school online resources and educational websites. These are best suited to help with Grade 7 – 12 learning! 

Secondary school online courses and resources

 DescriptionNotes
English
e-borrowing from Brisbane City CouncilBrisbane City Council library members can access digital content via the online library catalogue, eLibCat.FREE
Audible StoriesFREE stories that are read to your child!FREE
Maths
Eddy Woos Wootube Maths ChannelExcellent videos about Australian curriculum maths for grade 7-12.FREE
Science & Technology
CSIROExplore a range of engaging science programs, based on real CSIRO science.FREE
PE
PE with Joe30 minute PE lessons every day for kidsFREE
General
DulingoLearn one of 25 languages.FREE
ABC EducationABC Education brings you thousands of free, curriculum-linked resources for Primary and Secondary students and teachers.FREE
Digital Resource FinderA free, quick and easy-to-use search engine for teachers and educators.FREE
Study Skills TipsA guide to improve study habitsFREE
Worldwide Virtual ToursExplore the world with these street view tours that walk you through museums and galleriesFREE
School Virtual Field TripsThe field trips include the Great Wall of China, the Louvre, Penguins at Phillip Island and even a trip to Mars!FREE

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