And who doesn't love getting stuff for free, so...
One thing I absolutely love about home schooling is that it doesn't cost very much to provide your children with a quality education. Many families home school for free or almost free using the internet and the library.
Free things don't always meet your needs though, so there may be times that you will need to purchase something for your child's classes.
Some downfalls of finding free home school resources...
Not Comprehensive Enough
Some free home school resources that you find online may not be as comprehensive as you need them to be.
For example some free resources don't provide enough material to provide a complete course for a grade level. Often you will find bits and pieces here and there and everything may not flow nicely from one lesson to the next.
Finding free home school curriculum or resources can be extremely time consuming. Putting together a comprehensive course, one that provides enough information and practice so that your child learns well, isn't easy.
But you can do it! You will find some great resources, books and internet sites to help you do this. Just know that it may take extra time for you to put everything together.
I remember using a unit study outline one year for our school and I fell behind schedule in my planning. Each day my kids would come to me to find out what we were going to do. I began to feel extra pressure as they stood there waiting... and waiting... and waiting, while I scrambled around finding and printing things off for our lessons for the day.
Often we didn't have the materials we needed to do science experiments and had to skip them or had to go out and get library books before beginning our day.
With one or two children this may not bother you, but the more children you have or if you have a baby or toddler in the house, it's hard to just get up and go.
So when home schooling for free, make sure you take time to plan.
Little Investment. Big Rewards.
No matter what your education background or income level, you can home school your child. You may not find everything for free, but with some determination and persistence, freely provided by you :), you will eventually see the fruit of your efforts; if, of course, you don't give up.
Don't forget... you will find some free home school help through your local home school support group! They are waiting to help you, just ask! :)
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Sometimes you can even find a great free home schooling resource from your local or our federal government! Look at the free homeschool material our support group received for FREE, compliments of the National Endowment for Humanities!
(If you have discovered other free resources, let me know so I can let others know about them!)
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