Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Homeschool Your Children For Free

Search Amazon.com for homeschool your child for free ! In this economy, it can be difficult for families to spend tons of money on school curriculum. The really good news is ... you don't have to!

People (especially new to homeschooling) stress over what they should be doing to make sure their child is getting what they need. Certainly, our childrens education & helping them to meet their life's potential is one of the most important things on our (never-ending) "parent" list- but it doesn't have to be so hard!

One of the things that I do personally, is to go to the State of Florida's education site: http://www.fldoe.org/ - I click on the educators links and from there I am able to download tons of information - including state standards of progress that is expected at each grade level.

I would encourage any parent- homeschooler, or otherwise to spend some time on the web-site. There are extra links for information on programs such as "Project Learning Tree" developed by the American Forest Foundation to teach children about nature and tackle issues about the environment.

One of my favorite blogs is titled: http://www.freehomeschooling101.blogspot.com/ . It is a terrific resource for finding whatever you need for your homeschool. She has listed curriculum resources alphabetically along the right hand side of the blog. You'll find links to everything from "Free Art" to "Free Zoology" and all the basic to the very detailed information you might need.

If you are new to homeschooling, my best advice is to wait before you rush out and purchase an expensive curriculum that might not even be a good fit for your student. Spend some time "unschooling" and talking (read- "LISTENING") to your child about their ideas and find out more about what they want to learn. Take some long walks, visit area museums, relax & enjoy your new adventure together!

No comments: