Education need not be expensive. There are ways to get it free. Homeschooling, if planned well, can cost you nothing! Yes, nothing! As a busy mom, I get super excited whenever I find a treasure trove of resources for things that I need. There is a wealth of informative sites out there just waiting to be discovered and I am glad to share my favorite ones with you. I have checked each one to make sure they are fun and easy to navigate…and best of all — FREE! If you have anything in mind to recommend, send me a message and I will check it out. Who knows, it might just become my favorite and will find their way on my list. Ok, so here is…
My Ultimate List of FREE Homeschool Resources
Online Interactive Educational Sites For Children:
This list is compiled for parents who wish to supplement learning to their preschool-elementary grade kids. I will be updating this list whenever I find something that I like and I hope this will be of help to you.
One important reminder, please supervise children at all times whenever they use electronics. Better to be safe than sorry.
Arcademic Skill Builders – Learn while you play games.
Book Adventure – Discover new books to read, take quizzes and earn points. Parents can check on each child’s progress.
Scratch – Program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others.
Starfall – Great place to learn phonics, reading, etc
Sumdog – Cool site for educational games
Vocabulary Spelling City – Help improve literacy skills
Xtramath– Practice Math. Parents can track child’s progress
This compilation of resources is for the teacher in you, my dear parent friend. Supplement your home education with practice sheets. I am a BIG fan of printable worksheets as I try not to allow my children too much screen time. You see, the word I wish to describe my everyday homeschool is BALANCE — there’s harmony in that. Study + Screen time + Outside play + Mommy hugs + Mommy hugs + Mommy hugs. Lots of mommy hugs will balance everything. Ask any child, they love it when mommy hugs them more! 😉
The Teacher’s Corner– Lesson plans, printable worksheets
All Kids Network – printable Math sheets
Kidzone – printable worksheets for all kinds of subjects
Math-Drills – practice Math with these printable worksheets
I mentioned that homeschooling can be costless. However, printer and ink may cost you something but that’s just the way it is. We need it in order to use websites that offer their stuff for free.
AmblesideOnline.com – Charlotte Mason method
Easy-Peasy Homeschool – Christian online curriculum
Not sure if I should share something I do not really use, but this might be something you are looking for. If you want free a planner, then this is for you. Honestly, it looks very good but I am not into printable planners. I use old notebooks or a planner from Walmart. Planners are wonderful tools to help us plan ahead and get more organized.
7 Step Planner – A colorful, free planner for you
There are lots of free music lessons online, from voice to violin tutorials, the internet is a hotbed of free stuff. My favorite go-to for lessons is Youtube.
Hoffman Academy – Free piano lessons
Homeschool Information Websites:
Equip yourself with lots of information before taking the leap. Seek (and pray diligently) and you shall find…;)
Homeschool Central– A wonderful place to learn everything related to homeschool, especially for first-time home educators
HSLDA– Know your legal rights to homeschool
Home Education Research Institute – Update yourself with new facts and stats about home education
As a homeschool parent, you need not feel alone. Check if there are homeschool co-ops near you. Some co-ops require a membership fee, others do not. You can meet with other homeschool families, plan events, go on field trips together or even take classes. The cool thing is, you don’t have to if you don’t want to. There are also several groups to join online.
SDA Homeschool Families – Great support for SDA and Christian homeschooling parents.
Helpful Books for Instruction and Discipline:
This is a list of my favorite books to read when I need inspiration. God has provided all kinds of resources that are readily available to us when we need them. Let us take advantage of these awesome, free blessings.
Education by Ellen White – Lots of helpful advice
Child Guidance by Ellen White – Helpful book about raising children. It’s in audio format so you can listen everywhere you go
The Bible – the best book to look into for everything.
I am not done with this list yet, I still have lots to recommend but this will do for now. Feel free to come back so often for updates.
Happy teaching…and learning,
*This post is part of my 31-day Challenge: Homeschool is Cool School. Click on the image below to be directed to my posts. Thank you for being here today!