Children often arrive from school with homework and projects that need research or exercises that are done in a completely different way to what we learned all those years ago. Libraries have been replaced by the Internet when it comes to research and it is a great tool as a homework helper. Here are some websites that can be very helpful when the schools are back in session and lessons start to get complicated.
Offering student resources, it provides interactive games, videos, contests, video labs and activities designed to help with diving deeper into a topic. It is a website that can be used by teachers, students and parents. It’s a good place to look for specific subjects, so you can learn (with step-by-step instructions) and teach your kids. Best of all, the material available can be accessed for free.
Summer holidays can be a great opportunity to work on your child’s reading skills. This multimedia literacy initiative offers information and resources on how youngsters learn to read, why so many struggle and how adults can help. Each page goal is to present a structured reading instruction in a way that is easy to understand and use.
If your child struggles with numbers, this is an easy-to- navigate website. The material is organised by subject; you will find help in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus. There are a few games and a forum where you can leave your maths question or search in the message board for questions related to the subject on which you have doubts.
This is a fact-packed site; kids can find all sorts of information on geography, history, maths and more. It is a safe learning environment and the content is written and edited by experts, not outside users. It offers an encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, atlas, educational games and a homework centre. Factmonster.com combines reference materials and fun facts from the solar system to the world economy.
This website offers professional help to reach better grades and prepare teens for the main school tests. It has over 3,100 expert tutors in areas such as maths, English and science. The major services include online tutoring, assignment help and test preparation. It does come with a price, but packages guarantee 24/7 access. Best for older kids.