Getting Started Homeschool Classifieds
Here is my top list of homeschooling resources. This list is great for beginner homeschoolers as well as experienced homeschoolers.
Online Homeschooling Websites & Homeschool Forums
Homeschool Legal Defense Association: This is a great resource for all homeschoolers whether you are a member or not.
Homeschool World Forum: A message board for homeschoolers with a nice archive of information. Jump in and get your feet wet!
Homeschool Reviews: Reviews and discussion – open to all.
Our Homeschool Forum: A great place to chat with other homeschoolers. Lots of great advice for newbies!
The Well Trained Mind: This is a vast archive information site, sale/swap board, friendly message boards, product reviews – not just for classical homeschoolers!
Top Homeschooling Books
*Don’t Waste Your Time Homeschooling – a veteran mom gives advice on where to spend your energy.
*Home Learning Year By Year: This book will outline exactly what your child will need to know for each grade level. It offers suggestions on books to read by grade and other resources. This book helps you to build your own homeschool curriculum as well.
*Homeschooling for Excellence – one of the first homeschooling books. A great source for inspiration!
*Homeschooling, A Patchwork of Days – a look at a day-in-the-life of 30 very different homeschooling families.
*So You’re Thinking About Homeschooling – read about 15 different families and how they do it. Lots of practical information for those just starting out.
*Teaching in Your Tiara – advice on how to homeschool in a way that suits your personality and strengths.
*The Well Trained Mind – A Guide to Classical Education at Home – A solid reference for giving your child a well-rounded education.
*The Unschooling Handbook – great answers to basic questions about unschooling
Free Homeschool Resources
*ABCya.com: FREE online educational games for K-5th Grade
*Easy Peasy Homeschool: This is a free homeschooling curriculum site. Easy Peasy Homeschol goes from Kindergarten all the way through High School.
*Starfall.com: This site is great for teaching phonics and beginner reading skills. There are also some basic math skills that are covered here as well.
*Super Teacher Worksheets – Lots of FREE worksheets in many different subjects.
*Teach Your Monster To Read: This is a super fun way for your little one to start learning beggining reading skills. It goes over different phonic sounds and works it’s way through sight words.
*XtraMath.com: Teaches math skills for FREE
*ABeka: Christian homeschool curriculum that focuses strongly on emphasizing biblical characters throughout it’s text.
*Apologia: Offers Christian based homeschool resources, curriculum, books, and more!
*Calvert: Offers homeschool curriculum kits for Pre-K through High School.
*Five In A Row: This is a fun literature based learning set.
*Horizons: Offers full curriculum sets for each grade level starting with Pre-K.
*Math Seeds: This is a fun interactive site for learning math skills. There is an easy to follow learning path with fun little quizes to test your child’s comprehension of the material before they advance.
*My Fathers World: Christian based homeschool curriculum sets. Covers K-High School.
*Reading Eggs: A great program for teaching reading skills from the very start to more advanced readers. This program has an easy to follow learning path and also and online library of books for your children to read through.
*Science 4 Us: This is a fun interactive online science curriculum. Low monthly fee that also allows you to cancel any time.
*Sonlight: Christian curriculum for K- High School and is fully customization as well to fit your child’s needs.
*Timberdoodle: This is a great place to buy full hands on curriculum kits. You can also buy the products separately. Great for hands on learners. They offer both Christian and Secular homeschooling options. All kits can be customized.
*Time4Learning: This is a customizeable online homeschool curriculum. This site usually offers a short free trial to see if it will be a good fit for you or not.
Other Great Homeschool Resources
*Doodle Crate: This is a monthly subscription box that includes tons of hands on learning activities. This is for children 9-16 and older.
*Educents: This is a great website for finding deals at deep discounts and also to find some really nice freebies! There is something for every grade level listed here and new deals are posted daily.
*EEme.co: This website is for children who are interested in electronics. They offer free online lessons as well as monthly subscription boxes.
*Junior Explorers: This is a monthly subscription box that allows children to explore the planet. Great for hands on learners and after they complete their box they can go online to solve a mystery!
*Kiwi Crate: This is a monthly subscription box that includes hands on learning and crafts for your children. This is subscription box is geared toward children between the ages of 5-8 yrs old.
*Little Passports: This is a monthly box subscription service. There are two levels you can subscribe to depending on your child’s age. Each month you will get a box that will introduce your child to a new culture and area of study. Great for hands on learners.
*Notebooking Pages: Offers free and paid notebooking pages. Notebooking is a great way to get your kids to remember, recall, and have hands on experiences with their lessons. It also gives your children something to look back on later to review what they have learned.
*The Etiquette Factory: This is a great program for teaching your children table manners as well as proper etiquette skills.
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