Monday, October 27, 2008

Websites We Use For Homeschool



This week's theme is websites used for homeschooling. These suggestions are for the younger crowd.

There is so much free stuff out there to supplement our curriculums. If you were low on funds and had time, you could design your own curriculum with stuff from the internet. We definately use it as a tool to supplement our homeschool. We try to have a once-a-week unit study day, where all the lessons are based upon a favorite book. This week we will have two, If You Give a Pig a Pancake and The Tales of Peter Rabbit.


A to Z Unit Studies
abc teach
Best Printables
Brightly Beaming Resources (Letter of the Week) This is for preschoolers, but I like the science lessons that are under construction here. She uses the Let's Read About Science series of books that are available at the library.
Christian-Parent
DLTK This site is just awesome. There are several sister sites listed here and they are every bit as good, too.
Easy Fun School
Family Education
First School
Free Lessons From The Learning Company
Free Unit Studies
Garden of Praise Free curriculum for second grade level.
Homeschool Freebie of the Day You can download an ebook each day
Homeschool Helper unit studies To supplement your FIAR, LLTL, or other literature based curriculum
Homeschool Share - Literature Guides Same as above.
Hubbards Cupboard
Kid Zone
Kids Love Jesus
Kids R Crafty
Kinder Info
Lesson Plan Page All ages. All subjects.
Lil Fingers Preschool - early elementary. They have flags of the world printables and you can make words from block letters.
Little Fun Little Learning
Little Giraffes
Living Math
Making Learning Fun
Mary Rice Hopkins Sample Curriculum
Preschool Education
Preschool Express Great site! By the former owner of Totline magazine and Piggyback songs books.
Teaching Heart
The Family Corner
The Homeschool Mom

My daughter also loves to have lessons based on her favorite shows (like Barney, caillou and Arthur). There are plenty of printables and games at http://www.pbskids.org/ and shows like Blue's Clues and Dora the Explorer at http://www.nickjr.com/. One spring and summer I made a whole preschool curriculum based on the printables and games at these sites, along with the shows and books we had on hand and at the library. Another option would be to record the shows and use the theme. For example, a Barney show may be about the farm or transportation. You get the idea.

If you have anymore good websites or homeschool ideas, please link up here.

3 comments:

Stacy said...

Great suggestions!

BTW -- Don't feel like you have to post the same "theme" as what I have posted each week. I will be doing several weeks with links to different subjects. :-)

Thanks for participating. You are a blessing to me and those who stop by.

Clemencia said...

thanks so much for the links, resources and encouragement. I do have a website that I like a lot, childcareland.com

Karen_thrifty said...

Thanks for linking to Little Fun Little Learning and thanks for dropping by Thrifty Mommy too. :)