Homeschool on a Budget
Most kids learn faster by a hands on approach or by
visualizing the subject and with minimal effort, you can make school
lessons both fun and educational. But how can you keep your homeschool curriculum fresh without spending a bundle on materials
It’s true as the saying goes that there’s no such thing as a free
lunch. There are, however, plenty of discounted or even free items
available when it comes to homeschool supplies. There’s a mountain
of freebies for you-everything from calendars to worksheets and even
The library is free and FULL of great, educational books and movies.
The Internet can be a gold mine for all sorts of homeschool supplies
if you dig deep enough—some supplies only cost your time.
Need some math supplies? Want to make it more fun for your kids? For
free math resources, including games and quizzes, check out
Or what about chemistry? Need some information on
that subject? Then check out this site has everything to do with
chemistry from atoms to the Periodic Table.
How’s your knowledge of
Human Anatomy? You can uncover a fount of information here.
Trying to teach art? Not so good at it yourself? For
lessons—absolutely free—visit this
If you live anywhere in the area, the
Kennedy Space Center hosts Homeschool Days.
NASA has great kid friendly solar system experiments –some
broken down by age level. They offer free curriculum.
And of course, there’s always the public library containing volumes
of information-everything from the solar system to help with
If you can’t afford to visit other states when learning about
geography, check out books from the library about the state that
interests your kids. Rent video documentaries about the state.
This site has
reference materials... dictionaries,
encyclopedias and periodicals.
Finally, for free handbooks dealing with grammar and writing, visit
this site. The books are available in pdf format, but if you
don’t have Adobe Acrobat, you can download it. Free, of course!
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