Making the jump to homeschool your child isn’t an easy decision. Recently alot of parents were thrown into homeschooling due to the ongoing quarantine. Schools and public places are closing to minimize exposure so homeschooling is the only option. This can be scary or it can be a wonderful experience. You may feel you have no choice or you may feel it’s’ the best decision possible. Regardless of feelings homeschooling can get quite overwhelming trying to determine what curriculum you want to use. Finding good inexpensive homeschool curriculum and resources to use for your child is important. Today I’m featuring the inexpensive homeschooling curriculum and resources that my family use so that you can rest easier knowing there are affordable options out there for you to successfully homeschool your child.
Looking for inexpensive homeschooling curriculum can be daunting. The first year we started homeschooling I searched everywhere. We are a single income family so making sure we could provide our child a above average education and maintain our finances was important. Here are some of the cheap homeschooling curriculum’s that I found.
- Powerschool using Accellus Curriculum:This is an amazing curriculum. It is 25$ a month for online access. I like it because it uses the same curriculum as the accredited school. It is so easy to ensure your student learns appropriate information at their own pace.
- CHSH-Teach :This is an inexpensive homeschool curriculum for pre-k through 12th grade. Everything is available for you at one affordable price on this website. You can download worksheets and pretty much anything you need for your homeschool curriculum on this site.
- Kids Discover Online:This site is one of my favorite go to sites for supplementing what I am teaching. It is very affordable. They have a free version or you can pay for more access to resources. It has a classroom you can add students to and assign them modules.
- Khan Academy :For the family that wants to homeschool, but needs an inexpensive resource, Khan Academy is for you. This website offers free lessons and tutorials for math. It covers almost every math lesson you can think of too. I like the way they explain all of the math problems and solutions to the student.
- Teach Your Monster To Read is my 6 yr olds favorite. It is totally free. Your kiddo can play games as they learn their letters and letter sounds.
- (Easy Peasy)All-in-One Homeschool :This is an absolutely free Christian based homeschooling curriculum that you can take advantage of for free. The mission here is quite simple; to ensure all homeschool families are able to educate their child with a Christian based homeschool curriculum for free. I have recommended this free online homeschooling website over and over again. It’s literally a free curriculum that you don’t have to pay a dime for. It covers kindergarten all the way up to high school! It’s pretty awesome! You can use the whole curriculum or you can pick and choose!
- Khan Academy :For the family that wants to homeschool, but needs an inexpensive homeschooling resource, Khan Academy is for you. This website offers free lessons and tutorials for math. It covers almost every math lesson you can think of too. I like the way they explain all of the math problems and solutions to the student.
While enrichment things are not necessary I have found that they provide a good outlet and as the word suggest enriches the homeschooling experience. My son can spend hours on art and music and it is a great way to break the mundane of sitting and learning. Here are a few resources we use for our enrichment activities.
- Take a virtual tour of one of the national parks : Many national parks offer virtual tours. One of my kiddos favorites was Mesa Verde National Park.
- Take a virtual Tour of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
- Teaching Engineering offers Stem lessons and activities for your kiddos interested in Engineering. This is my sons favorite
- National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Seoul) offers a virtual tour. There is a app to download and then you can tour from your phone or tablet
- Google Arts and Culture offers free access to tidbits of information on many artistic mediums, pieces, locations, and people.
- The British Museum offers a extensive free tour with access to all their exhibits and educational information.
- Homeschool Buyers Co-Op This is a place where over 200,000 homeschooling parents go to save around 93% off regularly priced homeschool curriculum options. It’s free to become a member and being a member of the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op provides so many potentially amazing benefits. I have ordered many items to supplement our curriculum at such a lower price.
- Amazon You can get a prime membership at a monthly or annual rate. Using Amazon Prime for your homeschool reading curriculum will cut down a lot of costs for textbooks and other reading materials your homeschooler will need throughout your homeschool term.
- Teachers Pay Teachers offers inexpensive lesson plans and activities created by teachers. Some are free and the rest are not that expensive. This is one of my favorite cheap homeschooling resources for when I just can’t get my brain to create a lesson plan.
You can go on the Internet and find all sorts of websites to help you with your homeschooling journey. A few of our favorite websites are Starfall.com, ABCya.com, ABC Mouse, Reading Eggs, DreamBox, and Scratch.
Before you buy any homeschooling materials, always look online! You can get access to free books, resources, and curriculum. That way, you can spend your money on what matters most.
There are many corners you can cut when it comes to trying to find an inexpensive homeschooling curriculum and resources. The best way to save the most money is to use more than one resource to find your worksheets, reading materials, and other homeschool items.