Youth Educational Resources

Homework Help

 

General Research

Kids InfoBits
Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.

Math

Math Warehouse
Interactive math activities, demonstrations, lessons with definitions and examples, worksheets and more.

Miscellaneous Subjects

NeoK12
Educational videos and games for school kids, all reviewed and screened by K-12 teachers.


Homeschooling

 

General Information

Getting Started Homeschooling
Contains information about homeschooling, support groups in your area, state law, and the HSLDA.

Legal Advice for Homeschoolers
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children and to protect family freedoms. We provide homeschooling-related legal advice and representation to our 84,000+ member families, promote homeschool-friendly legislation at the state and federal levels, and offer information and resources to encourage and support all homeschoolers.

Información en Español
La Asociación de Defensa Legal para la Educación en el Hogar es una asociación de abogados que se especializan en las leyes de educación en el hogar de cada estado y territorio estadounidense. Además, el departamento internacional se relaciona con otras organizaciones a nivel mundial, y ayuda a familias que enseñan en casa en otros países. Somos una organización sin fines de lucro cuya misión primordial es proteger y avanzar el derecho constitucional de los padres, dado por Dios, de encargarse de y administrar la educación de sus hijos. Para esta labor, nos apoyamos en dos libertades fundamentales: los derechos de los padres y la libertad de religión. Además de defender a las familias que enseñan en casa a sus hijos, también abogamos por estos derechos ante los tribunales, ante los funcionarios gubernamentales y en el ámbito público.

State Organizations

Home Educators Association of Virginia
Home Educators Association of Virginia is a member-supported, statewide, 501(c)3 non-profit homeschool association. Since 1983, HEAV has successfully worked to promote and protect home education in Virginia  by working with the Department of Education and legislators, having a presence during the General Assembly sessions, and providing up-to-date information to homeschooling families, the media, and officials.

Classical Conversations
We believe that every child is uniquely and wonderfully made and that parents can be the best teachers for their children. Through our Foundations, Essentials, and Challenge programs, we support parents and students along the journey of homeschooling.

VaHomeschoolers
The Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers (VaHomeschoolers) is an independent, non-profit, member-driven, statewide organization. We are committed to providing homeschooling support to our members, as well as accurate information about homeschooling to Virginia’s families, school divisions, legislators and policymakers, the media, and the community at large.

Local Organizations

H.E.A.R.T.H. (Homeschoolers Are Restoring Their Heritage)
128 Bear Hollow Drive
Front Royal, VA  22630

SHELL (Supporting Home Education and Love of Learning)
540.635.3192


Recommended for Kids & Teens

ABCmouse.com
Designed to help young children build a strong foundation for future academic success, this educational website contains 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas. While not accessible for use at your home, this great resource is available exclusively from within the library on our public computers. You may also bring your personal devices (laptops, smartphones, tablets) and use the site while at the library when you download the app available at the Google Play Store and the iTunes App Store.

eGFI - Dream Up the Future
Try this engineering website to learn about all of the cool career paths you can take in engineering. Learn about everything from ocean to environmental engineering in an interactive format.

Enriching Mathematics
Lesson plans and student activities designed to make learning math FUN!

Girls' Life
Check out Girls' Life for info on dating, fashion, writing, music and everything else teen!

GoNoodle
Do you want to get your kids active with a variety of exercises and dances promoting good choices? If so, try GoNoodle.

KinderART
Get your child inspired by art! This wonderful site has lots of art lessons by both grade and medium. Learn about famous artists and their techniques as well!

The Radio Adventures of Eleanor Amplified
This family friendly radio program will appeal most to ages 8 - 12. Join world famous reporter, Eleanor as she foils devious plots, outsmarts conniving villains and goes after big stories. Along the way Eleanor makes sure she is inclusive to many points of view while staying honest.