Choosing to homeschool is a huge decision. The perceived cost of homeschooling may prevent many parents from choosing it as a viable option for their family. It can be incredibly overwhelming to find homeschooling curriculum and resources that don’t cost an arm and a leg. I wanted to share these free homeschool curriculum and resources with you because I don’t think cost should stand in the way if you think homeschooling would be the best scenario for you and your child.
Free Homeschool Curriculum and Resources
A great way to find free homeschool curriculum and resources is to visit homeschool blogs. Many homeschool bloggers, like myself, offer free homeschool resources to their readers. There is a veritable treasure trove of free resources offered by the iHomeschool Network Bloggers that you can find on the iHomeschoolNetwork Blog. Be sure to check out my homeschool tab and printable tab to access the resources I offer. I have quite a few I’ll be adding soon, too, including a letter of the week series for preschoolers.
Find Used Curriculum
There are some families out there who are ready to up cycle their homeschooling supplies to the next family. You can find used curriculum that’s often given away in Facebook groups or homeschool co-ops. You may sometimes run across a teacher who is retiring and giving away his or her old books as well. This is all about being creative and using your resources to the fullest extent possible.
All in One Homeschool
You may hear of parents who either love Easy Peasy or don’t like it at all. In my opinion, if you’re homeschooling and need a free curriculum, this is it. You can pick and choose what you use for your child. Each day is already done for you, curriculum wise, so all you have to do is follow it. You can leave out any parts you don’t like and add concepts you think your child is ready for.
Online Website Curriculum
There are plenty of websites out there available to help you create your own online homeschool curriculum. Let’s say you want to add classical music to your child’s learning curriculum, you can use a website like Classics for Kids or Fine Arts History to help discover the history of fine arts. There are resources out there for every subject, you just need to do a little digging.
The website for Khan Academy offers a variety of subjects, from math to engineering to humanities, and many in between. Khan Academy even promises that it will be free forever. This helps ensure you won’t need to stop the homeschooling process because your curriculum disappears. The classes that it does offer are amazing. I’d encourage you to head on over and check out this resource.
DuoLingo is a free homeschool curriculum that offers bite sized lessons to help children of any age learn a new language. We’ll be using DuoLingo in the coming year, along with another language program, to learn Spanish together. DuoLingo also promises to be free forever. DuoLingo offers an app for iOS and Android. The best part is, in my opinion, they have a study to back up how effective their free website is. Now that’s awesome.
Be sure to check out this list 5 free homeschool reading resources, this list of 5 homeschool science resources, as well as ways to save on extracurricular activities.
Finding free homeschooling materials can be tough, but this list is a great way to get started. I also came across this huge list of free homeschooling curriculum ideas that might just make you jump with joy.
How about a Back to Homeschool Giveaway?
If your homeschool year runs like mine, you know that It’s Back to (Home) School time!!
It’s that time of year, when many homeschoolers are busy preparing for a new school year. Some of you may have already started your new year, and some of you may have never stopped!
I know I can’t always find the resources I need for free. I’ve spent countless hours shopping for the best deals on some things. That’s why I’ve gotten together with a great group of bloggers to make getting ready for the new school year just a little bit easier and hopefully a little less stressful for you. How does $250 sound in helping you buy curriculum, books, games, puzzles, and educational supplies? Two people will win a $250 gift card to the online store of their choice (choices are Rainbow Resource, Christianbook, or Timberdoodle).
We know homeschooling can put financial strain on families – whether it’s from living on one-income or buying curriculum for your children – the financial aspect of it can be stressful. Our hope is that we can bless homeschool families so they can buy the curriculum and supplies they need (or maybe a want you can finally splurge on) for their school year.
To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Now I know that is quite a few entries for you. Each of these bloggers generously chipped in their own money to bring you this giveaway. I really hope you will take the time to do all of the entries. And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are at winning!
Giveaway ends August 4th, 2017 at 11:59pm ET. Must be at least 18 years of age. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. Please be sure to read the Terms & Conditions upon entering the giveaway.
Good luck to your homeschooling family this year and may it be a productive one.