Having the desire to homeschool can be an overwhelming decision. Especially if you do not have a whole lot of money to invest in a homeschool, you may feel like homeschooling is not an option for you. Do not let this stop you from enjoying the prospect of homeschooling and building that bond with your child/children.
As to whether you can afford to homeschool, there are many solutions as to how you can homeschool on a shoestring budget. With the internet at your disposal, there are many ways to homeschool without having to spend a fortune. If you can’t afford the internet, almost every public library has access to the internet that you can use for free.
There are many websites that have everything you need to help with your curriculums. There are also sites that offer used curriculums for a very low cost. Listed below are numerous sites you can explore to find supplements for your homeschool. Some may have nearly everything you need to homeschool.
• The Kid Zone – a great site with pages for each subject to print off on the computer.
• IXL – a wonderful site for learning math. It is an online site that your child can work right online and click the answers. It will give you a score after each question is answered. There is a lot on the site that is free and they also offer a membership for a nominal fee. However, it is a great math tool for your child. Grades Pre-K to 8th grade, as well as Algebra and Geometry. They also offer rewards for the child when they excel in math.
• Math is fun – offers free printable worksheets with or without the answers for grades 1st through 6th plus they offer algebra and geometry. They also offer puzzles, games and a dictionary of all the mathematical words.
• Education.com – is one of my favorite places. They offer free printable worksheets for grades Pre-K through High School. They also have every subject you would need.
• Jumpstart – is an interactive website where the child can play games while learning. They offer it for free, however, you have to register your email.
• Softschools.com – offers every subject for your child grades Pre-K through Middle School for free. They also offer numerous languages your child can learn as a second or third language.
• Schoolexpress.com – offers over 17,000 + worksheets, online and offline learning, fun time games, activities and you can create your own worksheets for free. For parents who would like to purchase downloadable workbooks, they offer that as well for a fee of $24.95 for one year or $39.95 for two years.
• Ezschool.com – offers free printable worksheets for grades K -12th. They offer every subject, as well as a couple languages.
• Tutorial World – offers free printable worksheets for primary grades. They offer worksheets for Math, English and Science.
• Teachers Worksheets – offers free downloadable worksheets for your child.
Here are a couple of sites to examine when looking for used curriculum’s, Amazon.com and ebay.com.
You will be surprised at the prices when you are looking for your curriculum, compared to brand new curriculum’s.
Next are a couple of books I recommend when trying to homeschool on a shoestring budget.
“You Homeschool Your Child for Free: More Than 1,200 Smart, Effective, and Practical Resources for Home Education on the Internet and Beyond” by LauraMaery Gold and Joan M. Zielinski, you can purchase this book for $5.96 on Amazon.com and “Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-packed Guide” by Melissa L. Morgan, Judith Waite Allee and Jonni McCoy – you can buy this book for $0.01 on Amazon.com.
With all of these tools right at your disposal, do not let money be an issue for you if you have the desire to homeschool your child.