Now days everyone that has a computer with an internet connection has their own personal tutoring service available for free in their own home. Parents have a free homework helper available anytime, day or night. Gone are the days when the entire family struggled to help their child with an impossible homework question posed by the teacher. Every piece of information is at our fingertips.
Both children that attend a local school or are involved in home schooling, can benefit and enhance their education by having access to the internet. Any information you can think of seems to be available on the internet. If your child needed to research a project for homework they would have no problem finding the relevant information. You simply type what you want into a search engine like google and it will show hundreds, if not thousands of pages matching your search words. For example I have wanted to find about about pronouns, verbs, adjectives, etc.. All I had to do was type in "what is an adjective" or "definition of a verb" or "example of a pronoun".
Children at the preschool age can also participate in activities which are not only fun, but extremely educational as well. Websites such as the Barbie web site or the Disney web site can help with your child's mouse skills, co-ordination, listening skills and improve reading skills.
You can also download free trial software from Schoolhouse
Technologies that generates and prints maths worksheets, find a words, and more. These programs are very easy to use and the kids love them.. They will be nagging for more worksheets because most children enjoy completing them.
There are also web sites for making crafts, learning to spell, downloading educational games, writing poetry, reading music, designing web sites, and much more..Visit a website that I designed with no training other than the internet. Free Computer Education
Any child or adult can learn about absolutely anything on the world wide web. Go and give it a try!!
Notes:If your children are going to use search engines to browse the internet you will need a net nanny or filter to stop inappropriate pages from coming up in the results.