The question of the day is just where does one do their homeschool shopping? There are so many options for getting your course material, I thought I would run through a few places for where to shop for curricula.
Free Shopping Online Multi-grade/subject
Seriously… shop for free if you can. It’s SO easy in the early years there are TONS of things available for free for preschool through grade three. Just look for literally whatever it is you want to do and print it off, or follow the instructions and simply go to.
Otherwise there are free curriculum sites that are multi-subject such as the ones below. These are just a few of the sites I’ve listed in an earlier post on how to homeschool without the boxed curriculum.
Easy Peasy Homeschool is a completely free curriculum for all subjects grades K-12. They have a facebook group to help you out, lots of good resources, and it’s not hard to figure out. Just take your time and work through what you need.
PlainandNotSoPlain has free curriculum for most elementary grades and a bit of highschool.
AmblesideOnline offers full Charlotte Mason Style curriculum completely free for every grade and subject. You’ll find schedules, lessons plans and even a library. Explore it and learn with it.
CK-12 has excellent science and math curriculum for free for a variety of grades.
Old Fashioned Homeschool offers quite a few online books and worksheets along with a schedule.
Khan Academy has excellent videos on math, science, computing, and history. Video with questions to determine understanding.
School Express gives unit studies for a variety of topics. Multi-age unit studies.
CoreKowledge offers free curriculum for almost all grades through grade five, I haven’t found a lot beyond that.
HomeSchool Share offers unit studies and lapbooks. Perhaps not a complete curriculum but covers a large amount of information.
Freedom Homeschool has a ton of free resources for every subject and grade.
Free Specific Subjects Online
- Learn to code
- Financial Literacy.
- Physical Education.
- How to HomeSchool without boxed curriculum.
- Devotionals for Teens.
- Want to Learn art?
- Want to learn Keyboarding?
- Want to Learn Art?
- Want to learn Anything?
- Foreign Languages.
Lower Cost Curricula
Though not as prevalent this year as others, used book fairs are a great place to get curricula. Homeschool parents will gather up their used materials and bring them to a central location for sale to others.
You’ll also find curricula listed online via facebook, kijiji, amazon, and more. Looking on Facebook for local buy/sell homeschool groups in your local area will be your best bet.
Use the library instead of buying! Seriously, you can get some excellent books there. Also consider, if you have an audible account using it for getting some of your needed reading materials. You can also use Librivox (did you know they have an app now?). On Apple and google.
Curricula and Resource Companies
If you can’t find what you are looking for used or free, you’ll need to look into purchasing new. There are so many places where to shop for curricula I’ll be just be listing a few.
You might even consider renting curricula from a place like Yellow House Book Rental.
What about you?
Have I missed anyplace about where to shop for curricula?
I know I didn’t list that many companies, but there are SO many out there it would be impossible to list them all. Basically google what you are looking for and something new will pop up, or ask in your local homeschooling group for ideas and you’ll get a multitude of suggestions.