Best Homework Websites

The Supernanny team has found the best online learning resources to help your child with their homework.

Online Learning Resources

websitesToday’s homework isn’t all about revisiting sections of a text book, largely due to wealth of resources available on the internet. Online educational resources give students a fresh perspective and a new way of learning. But with so many websites out there, where do you start?

With the Supernanny website of course! We’ve compiled a list of our favourite websites for children of all ages.


 Ages 3 - 6

  • CBeebies: This colourful website has everything – games, craft ideas, recipes and music. Many of the activities link to popular TV shows, and we love the video singalongs!
  • Q Bee: Most activities on this website have a learning element and use numbers, letters or shapes alongside fun characters. There is plenty to keep children occupied, and they can even send in their artwork for publication on the website!

Ages 7-12

  • Bizzikid: This site has child-friendly links for all major subjects, as well as games, jokes and an online club. Kids will like the website’s friendly character who guides them through every step, and parents’ questions are covered in the ‘Grown Ups’ section.
  • BBC Primary School: The BBC's primary school site breaks down the curriculum by topic and offers a variety of different ways to learn.
  • Homework Elephant: An impressive resource for every subject and assignment your child is likely to face (if only this existed when we were at school!). Children can search by subject or leave a question for the ‘Agony Elephant’ to answer later. The homework hints and tips are particularly useful (they can’t guarantee your children will listen, but there is some good advice).
  • Natural History Museum: Most major museums have children sections on their websites, and this is one of the most interactive. Games and fact files are linked with the current exhibitions, and children can take a virtual visit to the museum via the ‘Antcam’ and intriguing ‘Flesh eating beetlecam’.
  • NASA For Kids: Space buffs will love the NASA website. There is information for children of all ages, with footage from Mars and the International Space Station, interviews with astronauts and news on the latest launches. There are also games and craft activities for younger children.

Ages 13-18

  • Wikipedia: The first stop for simple definitions and links to related websites. Kids will find information on virtually every topic, but beware that information is vetted by peers not experts, so (as with all websites) use other sources as well.
  • Three great websites from the BBC should cover many of your child’s homework needs: SOS Teacher is for 9-17 year olds and lets you email a teacher a question. The Onion Street is a space for 11-16 year olds to get online and discuss homework and school in general. There’s a section on study skills, two chat rooms dedicated to art and music, and a further chat room do discuss particular projects with other kids. And even the most reluctant students will get something out of Bite-size, the BBC’s revision website.
  • Time Magazine: Time's Kids website has child-friendly international news, kid reporters, games and a ‘Homework Helper’ with links to other websites. The website does have an American focus, but is also interesting for British children.
  • UNICEF: If you have a budding Nelson Mandela in the family, they will love this website from UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. Voices of Youth links children around the world via its message board and chat rooms, and explains how they can take action against child exploitation and poverty.
  • New York Library: Adults and children alike could spend hours searching through the New York Library’s extraordinary digital database. More than 480,000 books, images and video clips are available to view online. The British Library has a similar, but less-comprehensive facility available.

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