Another thing that can be overwhelming, but in a good way (I suppose), is the myriad of free resources for homeschooling online. It amazes me how much can be found totally for free that would also be great additions to homeschooling.
Here are just a few great ones:
Donna Young’s Homeschooling Resources and Printables – If you visit only one link in this post, this is the one to go see. I have used so many of Donna’s downloads. It has been such a blessing to us! (Her attendance calendars are my favorite. Simple and effective.)
The Notebooking Fairy – If you like to do notebooking or are just thinking about it, Jimmie provides notebooking pages in a variety of themes and subjects. (She even has an area where you can put in a request!)
Five J’s – Not only does Joy have a fabulous blog (and do amazing design work), but she has been posting really awesome homeschooling resources on her blog. (Look at the top and click through the “Homeschool Resources” drop down menu.) I find myself downloading most of what she has been offering. My personal current favorite is a weekly scheduling page that she posted recently.
Homeschool Share – When we were doing lapbooks (just a few) when we first started homeschooling, this site was such a blessing to me. I love how many options there are for lapbooking and notebooking.
Amazon.com – Yeah, I know that this doesn’t seem like something that should be on the freebie list. However, there are tons of classics available free for the Kindle, which also means that it can be downloaded on things like an iPad or even a computer. (Just go to the right side of the screen and click to see free books.)
An Old-Fashioned Education – This site has a fabulous list of free resources broken down by subject matter.
This is only the very tip of the tip of the iceberg. So, what are some of your favorite free homeschooling resources online? What about your favorite inexpensive resources online?
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Library Video (www.libraryvideo.com) is a great place to look to find educational videos that can then be rented from your local library. From the main page, you can go right to Schlessinger Media and see their list of hundreds of educational videos. The teacher’s guides are downloadable for free as well. I use this site all of the time to find educational videos to go along with what we’re studying. Sometimes my local library doesn’t have the video but most of the time, they do.
Great hint. I do love Donna Young, it’s amazing that she offers such great resources for free. Thanks for the links, that 5J’s site was interesting.
[email protected] Bird Homeschool says
Great list – a few I use and a few are new to me. Thanks!
We like the resources at MathWire (http://mathwire.com/) and the videos at DragonflyTV (http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/index.html).
Your list is great!
Here are a few of my favorite free sites:
Laura O says
I’ve used just about all the sites mentioned. I also like getting freebies from places like CurrClick, Notebooking Pages, and In the Hands of a Child.
Deb Chitwood @ Living Montessori Now says
What a wonderful list – and the links in the comments are awesome, too! I have some of my favorites in my linked post. I also have a post about a great resource from England – Teachers TV: http://livingmontessorinow.com/2011/02/10/fantastic-finds-teachers-tv/.
These are great, thanks!
Great list. I do have to be careful sometimes to not get overwhelmed by the number of available resources. I have mentioned (in posts) that in the “old days” I used to spend hours at Kinkos copying material that is now available with a click of the mouse pad- and usually for free! I am going to check those links- 3 of them are new to me.
I will miss linking this week, but plan to come back and read the link ups!