Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Homeschool for FREE {Resource List}

When choosing to home school and limit your family to a single income  it can be a daunting prospect to even consider home education. The single income can become an obstacle to enjoying the journey as the resources available to purchase curriculum can become severely limited. This is when many of us start to ask how can I do this well and for FREE ?

Homeschooling has the potential to cost a lot of money as we search for just the right curriculum but it does not need to cost you any more than a library card, a pen and a ream of paper.

If you have access to the internet there is now a wealth of information and support for the home-schooler and all you need is a ream of paper and a printer with black ink. Colour is not necessary and for some children it can be a distraction.

A few months ago I got a little fed up with the cost of ink for my printer so did a little market research and discovered that there was only a 1 cent per page difference in cost for black printing between all the brands of printers.

Today I would like to share some of the places I have found FREE resources for homeschooling outside of my local library.

**ALL graphics below are links and will take you to the resources shared. **

Teaching Blog Addict
If you've got the time then this is a one-stop shop for you to browse. With over 6000 blog hop links to browse.


Print-a-Palooza
This blog hop was hosted last year and has some wonderful resources for you to choose from.


Homeschool Share
This site has many topics, unit studies, printables and ideas.
How to Homeschool for FREE!

Home Learning Family


Has the most amazing list of FREE resources 100+ links divided into the following topics
  • Arts
  • Music
  • Current Events
  • Writing/Grammar
  • Reading
  • Foreign Language
  • Math
  • Technology
  • Science
    General Science
    Biology
    Earth Science
    Physics Environmental Science 
    Astronomy
    Weather
    Inventions/Inventors
  • Social Science
    Geography / Cultures
    World History
    Us History
    Economics
    Government
  • Typing
  • Unit Studies
  • Testing
  • Multi - Subject Resources
  • Home Education Info and Resources
Only Passionate Curiosity
This blog has a comprehensive list of FREE links which are updated often

  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Health
  • History
  • Kindergarten
  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Multiple Subjects (curriculum)
  • Preschool
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Supplemental Resources
Some blogs sharing Freebies
These ladies regularly share some great finds on line.

The Notebooking Fairy -- printables and how-tos with a pinch of pixie dust


This is an amazing resource for any and all home schoolers as long as it does not paralyze you into doing nothing. Pop on over and explore Every Bed of Roses currently has over 200 boards arranged in alphabetical order. Here are some of the categories to whet your appetite.

Every Bed of Roses
Homeschoolers on Pinterest

The internet is full of information and can sometimes be a frustrating resources but I would encourage you to hang in there until you find a homeschooler you can connect with and whose resources you enjoy. Here are a few I've used in the past.
This is by no means an exhaustive list just ask Google and you will find over 12,500,000 hits in less than a quarter of a second. Be encouraged and enjoy your journey home educating your children. Explore Delight Directed Education and use your library.

Blessings
Chareen


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14 comments:

  1. My dear...this is the most complete list I have ever seen on free homeschool websites. Well done!

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  2. What an awesome list of great freebies! Pinning and sharing!

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  3. Great job Chareen, where do you find the time to put together such great lists. BTW I adore Pinterest too ... it can be a time waster when I get on it, I lose all track of time ... lol

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    1. I've been collecting these for a while :) I'm pleased it's there to help

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  4. I pinned it too. This is an amazing list! Thank you :)

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  5. You are missing a wonderful Facebook group called Schoolin' Swag! Go see!

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    1. Looks interesting just sent my request to join the group :)

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  6. INCREDIBLE post with so many ideas! Thank you!!!

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  7. Thanks for sharing my list!
    I have never seen such a well done compilation before! KUDOS to you!

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  8. Thanks so much for adding HowToHomeschoolForFree.com in your list!! This is definitely the most comprehensive round-up that I've seen - I'll be pinning this for sure! :)

    -Rachel @ HowToHomeschoolForFree.com

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  9. This post is priceless! I will be bookmarking so I can come back and check it all out over a cup of coffee!

    Jenn @ HappilyUprooted.com

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