Homeschooling, Absolutely Free Curriculums, Free Online Resources, and Virtual Schools
Great Home Schooling Resources.
Maybe you're already home schooling and looking to implement something to your routine. Or possibly you are just searching to see what sort of virtual schools there are and free resources. I home school 2 of my children age seven and eight. From my experience, when you're first exploring the available options it can get overwhellming after just one Google search !
First of all, you have to decide what type/style of schooling your looking for. You don't want to put homeschooling into a search engine, you will come up with millions of hits. Most of which having absolutely nothing to do with what you are actually looking for. You want to be as specific as possible. I have done extensive research on this subject and hope I can help you out in some way.
Cheap or Free Homeschool Books and Curriculum
I have 5 children so I am always trying to find the cheapest or free homeschooling curriculum'sand resources. There are a TON of free online resources that are fabulous ! You need to decide what type of curriculum you want to do.
If you want a traditional (reading and workbooks) homeschooling curriculum that's cheap I would recommend ACT and Alpha and Omega. With ACT, you can get a whole curriculum for under $200. Alpha & Omega, you can get for $250 - $300 depending on what subjects you purchase. Within Alpha & Omega is 5 different curriculum's, the cheapest is called LifePac.
State By State Homeschool Regulations
Totally Free Curriculum's and Free Virtual School
I have found two schools that offer completely free curriculum's. The first one is connections academy. Connections Academy will send you all books and workbooks needed to complete whatever year of school you need. The second is called K-12 and is a free virtual school.
Free Online Homeschool Resources
Another great resource that is free is online video's. You can find literally hundreds of video's in every possible subject. I love using these video's for Science and History. It really helps children grasp what is being taught by putting a visual aspect to it.
I actually prefer using these types of video verses just getting a Science book. My kids tend to lose interest in the books. I also do science experiments which you can also find a TON of them online.
Cheap Online Curriculum Under $20 a Month, Time4learning
One of the best and cheapest virtual/online schools is called Time4learning. Both my children use this and they LOVE it ! It keeps record of what they do as well as their grades on school work and tests. It's only $19.99 a month, for two kids it's only $34.99. The video's are awesome and make learning really easy. There's even video's for math which really makes learning new concepts easy.