The Top 5 Websites for Affordable Homeschooling

Instructor: Daniel Brown
Study.com has scoured the Internet for websites that are on a mission to make homeschooling more affordable. After searching through over 650 individual websites, we found 5 that we think are doing the best job of sharing and providing homeschoolers with free and low-cost resources.

The 5 Best Websites for Affordable Homeschooling Resources

Many people across the United States are turning to homeschooling to provide their children with the education they feel is right for them. However, educating your children at home can be expensive, especially when you need to try out a range of different resources to see what works best for your family. As part of our mission to make education accessible, we found the 5 U.S. homeschool websites that we feel are doing the best job of helping their users find free and cheap resources, making the homeschooling journey just that little bit more affordable.

123homeschool4me.com

123homeschool4me.com is a comprehensive resource that shares free printables and creative educational ideas for Pre-K through 6th Grade, with a few resources also aimed at middle and high school students. Started in 2011, it has grown to the point of offering over 100,000 pages of free homeschool worksheets, games and other resources. These resources are handily categorized by grade and subject, while activity ideas are organized by theme: animals, transportation, Christmas and others. All in all, this is a hugely valuable website and a great resource for parents homeschooling younger children.

Freehomeschooldeals.com

The entire mission of Freehomeschooldeals.com is to make homeschooling more affordable, so it's no surprise that they made it to this list. As you might expect, they share all the usual homeschool learning resources, such as unit studies and worksheets by grade. Not only that, they also share coupons from around the web (updated regularly), free educational apps, free or cheap Kindle books and much more. All of these offerings make this website an outstanding resource for those who are looking for ways to kit out their homeschool without breaking the bank.

Lookwerelearning.com

Lookwerelearning.com is run by a self-professed ADHD mom of two ADHD children who has tried a number of homeschooling approaches to find out what works for her family. Her website offers tons of free and cheap printables for elementary and preschool children on a wide range of topics from polar animals worksheets to unit studies on the greats of jazz and soul music to fun superhero experiments on states of matter. On top of all that, this website also creates regular blog posts dealing with a wide range of issues, including those of affordability. This is a sincere website that offers its users charming resources and great insight gleaned from long years of personal experience of homeschooling.

Frugalfun4boys.com

Frugalfunforboys.com is another family-run blog that shares a wide range of activities and resources in a user-friendly, accessible format. Originally titled 'for boys', it has since been renamed Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls, since the addition of a girl to the family, and takes pains to emphasize that activities are suitable for all children. Users can filter by age, subject, activity type and season to find lots of fun and crafty activities that are great for elementary and middle school children, such as a LEGO prime numbers math lesson and a science experiment on how snowshoes work!

Oursmallhours.com

Oursmallhours.com is a simple, attractive website so named for the discovery its creator made as a mother of three small children who also suffered from depression and anxiety: that taking each day one small hour at a time can change your perspective, and in time your approach to parenting and homeschooling. Our Small Hours was started as a way to share those insights with others, and has developed into a comprehensive blog and resource sharing site that offers hundreds of free resources for math, science, ELA, reading, social sciences and more. The website has excellent navigation which makes finding what you need easy, and subject pages are broken down further into categories like worksheets, games and videos. Overall, this is a very valuable resource for homeschoolers seeking to cut costs.

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