Homeschooling can be expensive when you opt for big popular textbooks. I showed How to Build Your Own Homeschool Curriculum, but what if you are REALLY low in money?
Maybe you have more than two kids or four, even seven. How can everyone learn without costing you hundreds or thousands of dollars and ALL your time? I shared some awesome tips in Homeschool Late Start.
These new tips are sure to get you started on your journey, even if you have been homeschooling for a while, these tips are sure to help you conserve and save money!
Another benefit of being subscribed to a site like this is free printables and downloads, and an assortment of free homeschool resources and curriculum listings. to things you want, and don’t have to hunt down, like schedules, unit study planners, ideas, etc. And because our staff works so hard to find these free resources, that you don’t have to feel bad about downloading per copyrights, you might have to join a membership to see them, don’t worry, the FREE membership is all that’s required for most things here. Alright, let’s get started.
Use your Library!
Anything you need can be found at your local library no matter where you live. Whether online or in person, a library is an homeschool parents’ best friend.
Make sure you have active library cards, because then you can login online to your library and access their many resources: printables, books, posters, printouts, etc.
Libraries in your area will have services for adults and children. They are full of listing where you can find homeschool resources, and free sites.
Most libraries are still offering WIFI, even if they are still closed from the pandemic. I found this on a local Library site.
Libraries are full of resources found in a textbook, but better! There is no textbook information that can’t be found in your library.
You can try a search for your library here and see what they have to offer.
Use online resources.
I use YouTube as one of my video resources. Places like this will contain educators who have a passion to educate, and provide math helps, as well as read aloud books.
There has been times when I was so sick, I could not read to my girls. Thankfully, I have found some good read aloud channels, that share that love.
Here’s a few:
Did you know!?
Pureflix caters to homeschools.
They have a whole list of resources under their “homeschool tab.”
They cover topics under subjects like:
And so much more. They will even send you weekly emails telling you this weeks line up for each subject. Be sure to check them out and subscribe.
I do NOT recommend Netflix, nor support their entity. However, if you feel that it is a place you can use to get educational resources, I suggest looking else where. A healthy place, that is also safe for child searching.
We are in the business of raising healthy, educated children. There are so many other places to get resources from.
With that being said, a quick online search under “free homeschool resources” will find you so many things. As parents, our number one job is to research. This is why a site like this, that does a lot of these things are so important, they do a LOT of the research for you.
I have a full list of resources on my “homeschool Resources” post, that we add to every week.
Unit studies save money and time, yet, you can make them as creative as you want. They also allow you to introduce your children to books and subjects they might not otherwise get in a textbook.
Textbooks briefly discuss subjects. What if your child fell in love with Biology? In a unit study, you are able to expound upon that concept as long as you want, while covering the other major subjects.
I have downloads listed below, and in the free downloads section. Keep your eyes out for some more free printables, as I like to add new ones every month!
Unit studies requires the uses of solutions #1 and 2.
A really good unit study gives your kids access to things they can both see and touch. Find out more about this here.
Projects and activities added to a unit study can make them FUN! It’s the best part for my girls.
Of course, with all your notebooking and journaling, you will need a place to pre-print your pages, if you use printables.
There is the option to only use notebooks to save money, as they do not cost as much. But if you love using pages like I do, I have listed a few good printing places below that can mass print as little or as many pages as you would like.
If you use places like these, keep your printables safely stored, so that they do not get messed up. When they are completed, use a three-ring binder to show off work.
I hope these tips have helped you to see that homeschooling just does not have to be expensive. You can spend less and invest in those subjects your kids love the most.
For my family that is language arts and crafting.
We can spend quite a bit at the Dollar Tree crafting areas.
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