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Free Homeschooling Resources

Homeschoolers today have an advantage over the homeschooling pioneers of the early 1980's. When I started homeschooling in 1984, we were pretty much on our own. Today we have the internet! It is truly amazing how many FREE resources are available for homeschoolers. While no one can possibly list all the free resources available to homeschoolers, I'll list a few of my favorites:

Act!vated Storytellers

The Act!vated Storytellers present educational theatrical shows for students and their families for library reading programs, theatres and wherever children and their families gather. [Tour Schedule]

Ann Zeise's A to Z Home's Cool

On this site you will find interesting links, fun projects, homeschooling helps, and much more. A to Z is an extensive site that will inspire, challenge and inform visitors on every aspect of homeschooling.

Amazon Store: New and Used Books, Videos, Games and Cassettes

Some of the items were used in our homeschooling, some are new, and some we've picked up along the way. Check it out. You will find something for everyone.

Answers in Genesis

Free online games and printables for kids including mazes, word puzzles, crafts, coloring, quizzes, and so much more.

Bright Kids at Home

Bright Kids at Home, a place for families who want to homeschool for academic reasons or who are already homeschooling gifted and talented students. You will find ideas about how to take your homeschool on the road. You'll meet Daphne the Science Guinea Pig! We love Math & Science!

Nationwide Homeschool Support Groups

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Budget Home$chool

If you have ever said, "I'd love to be able to homeschool but I just can't afford it." Look no further. The Internet provides everything you need, complete with study guides, lesson plans, forms, helpful advice and lots of fun learning tools. Budget Homeschool can show you how. Paint, crayons and paper supplies not included.

California Directory of Charter Schools

Prospective homeschoolers often need help transitioning from public school to independent status. Still others have family legal issues, which prevent them from pulling their children from school. It is for you that Homefires provides this one of a kind listing.

Christian Military Homeschoolers

Our group is made up of unique homeschooling families that co-operate together to create fun and exciting classes for our children. Also, we host many field trips to plays, performances, demonstrations, and educational presentations throughout the year.

The Curriculum Corner

The Curriculum Corner is designed to help educators find creative yet meaningful resources that weave the Common Core State Standards (if you do CC) into their curriculum. The best part for teachers is that everything is free!

Donna Young's Printables and Resources

One of the first free online homeschool resource sites. This website contains lesson planners, school calendars, household planners, printables in various subjects, and planning tips for homeschoolers.

FamiliesAlive®

A hub of resources for busy parents that want to teach their children about the Lord. Register for free and receive 23 chapters of web-based devotional curriculum. Each chapter includes object lessons, a storybook, discussion questions, application ideas, and activity packs.

Family Times Magazine

Monthly print publication that details educational strategies, curricula, research, resources, and events. Published 6-times per year. An online version is also available at no cost.

Family Unschoolers Network

Our primary purpose in unschooling is to keep alive the spark of curiosity and the natural love of learning with which all children are born. We want our children to accept learning as a natural part of living, and an ongoing process that continues throughout life. You will find newsletter articles, reviews, resources, web sites, books and lots of other information to assist in your unschooling efforts.

Free Math Worksheets from LocalHS!

These addition and subtraction worksheet generators allow you to choose the parameters and create worksheets on the fly. Why struggle to figure out the answers to the worksheets you've created? We've made it simple. Just one click and the answers are provided.

Freedom of Education

Freedom of education means education free from government establishment, oversight, restriction, registration, assessment, standards, and funding. Government funding guarantees government control. And under government control, there can no more be freedom of education than there can be freedom of religion. Learn why...

Homefires - The Journal of Home Schooling

Homefires is here to help you build a foundational, nurturing environment for your children so that they grow into independent, capable adults. Homefires provides hundreds of free articles on homeschooling, curriculum implementation, parenting skills, field trips, educational games and fun family activities.

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The Home School Enrichment Magazine

Real Help for Real Homeschoolers! Get a Free Sample Issue. Homeschooling can be tough sometimes, so we all need regular doses of encouragement and inspiration to keep our focus clear. That's why each issue of Home School Enrichment is filled with uplifting articles and Biblical advice to keep our perspective what it ought to be, to help you keep going strong, all year long!

The Homeschool Encouragement Center

A safe haven for Christian homeschooling parents to come for guidance, encouragement, practical suggestions, prayer needs, and daily fellowship. The Encouragement Center is open 7 days a week at all hours of the day! Come and enjoy fellowship with other Christian homeschooling parents.

Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA)

HSLDA provides a comprehensive listing of State and Local Information regarding homeschooling laws and options for your state. An easy to use format for posting legislative updates and alerts makes this site a handy resource.

Homeschooling Is Legal - More Information about HSLDA

Have you learned all you need to know before deciding whether to join? HSLDA's actions on federal, state and local levels have raised questions about the organization's direction, and whether it has strayed too far to offer any genuine protection or benefit to homeschoolers.

Homeschooling Family to Family

We encourage experienced Christian homeschool family to mentor one new family into homeschooling each year and to help build a bridge to Christian homeschooling for families contemplating homeschooling. Tools and resources are provided. Sponsored by Frontline Ministries.

Celebrate your Homeschool Graduate

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Khan Academy

Learn for free about math, art, computer programming, science, economics, physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, finance, history, test preparation and more.

Khan Academy Math

Practice math at your own pace with Khan Academy's adaptive assessment exercises. Each problem is randomly generated, so you never run out of practice material. If you need a hint, every single problem can be broken down, step-by-step, with one click. If you need more help, you can always watch a related video.

Kidjacked: When They Come After You!

15 Helpful Tips on how to protect your family. Homeschoolers are fortunate that the mere act of homeschooling is no longer cause for a child abuse investigation. However, it never hurts to be prepared for such an emergency. Knowing what to do and not to do is crucial. Join the Kidjacked Discussion List.

Leaping From The Box!

Articles and resources to assist homeschoolers, home educators, unschoolers and independent learners who desire to move beyond the "cookie-cutter" box mentality in their homeschooling or unschooling journey. Ideas and materials for independent learners along with tips for using textbooks (curriculum), community resources & online information.

Learning Abled Kids

Is your child struggling with academics? Learning Abled Kids is a support site designed to provide curriculum resources, and tools to help you teach your child. You'll find many reading disabilities, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD and curriculum resources. Join the Learning Abled Kids Discussion List.

Life Without School

Life Without School Publications is an on-line publication and blogging community. We live our lives with out school. For some, Life Without School begins as a conscientious choice that is whole-heartedly embraced. For others, it begins as a quest for second chances and new opportunity.

Local Homeschool Support Groups

LocalHS provides a free database of local homeschool support groups in the U.S. This searchable database lists each support group geographically by state and county. Homeschooling groups can self-enter their group information in the form provided. Find homeschooling resources, links and articles.

Military Homeschooling FAQ

If you are serving in the U.S. military, homeschooling can be a real challenge. We have provided information on the DoD Homeschooling Policy and information. Additional links have been provided for your convenience.

The National Academy for Child Development (NACD)

NACD designs home educational and therapeutic programs for disabled individuals, such as: Learning Disabled, Dyslexic, ADD, ADHD, Hyperactive, Down Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Tourettes, Rhetts, PDD, Autism and Cerebral Palsy.

National Challenged Homeschoolers Associated Network (NATHHAN)

Equipping parents to raise their children with special needs or disabilities confidently. Encouraging homeschooling families with special needs children, in ways that glorify the Lord Jesus Christ.

The National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI)

The National Home Education Research Institute tracks and analyzes home education in its many forms, internationally. NHERI's forte is in the realm of research, statistics, technical reports, data, facts, demographics, the academic world, and consulting.

The National LDS Homeschool Association

The LDS-NHA is helping to bring together homeschooling families and support groups. This will also be accomplished as we support conferences, including home education conferences and teen conferences. LDS-NHA offers free publications: The Sentinel, The Quarterly Bulletin and the Leaders Post. The National LDS Homeschool Association facilitates networking and communication, and provides resources unique to the LDS homeschooling community.

Re-Viewed

Reviews of movies, videos and books of interest to homeschoolers.

Single Parent Homeschool

A ministry equipping and encouraging single parents to homeschool. Single homeschooling mom, Maggieraye will provide a monthly note of encouragement with ideas to equip you as you consider homeschooling or assist you in your homeschooling journey.

Socialization: Rules vs. Respect

The acquisition of social codes is what many people have in mind when they ask, "What about Socialization?" But are any of these sets of rules prerequisites for socially successful adulthood? Or childhood, for that matter?

UnSchoolers Online

This site is dedicated to unschoolers and homeschoolers everywhere. Providing a collection of homeschooling news and unschooling articles and resources. You'll find local support group listings, news, articles, book recommendations, links, and more.

What's New for Homeschoolers?

What's New for Homeschoolers is a service of Reliable Answers.com providing interesting new articles, links and information to new and veteran homeschoolers alike. There is always something new going on, so be sure to check back often.

Note: Parents considering homeschooling should research the laws in their home state for themselves or contact their statewide homeschooling organization for more information. Do not depend on your State Department of Education to provide accurate homeschool information.

Last Updated January 29, 2015







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