Whether you’re new to homeschooling or have been homeschooling for years, we all hit a rough patch occasionally.
Below are the best places to find inspiration, commiseration and the will to continue your journey.
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1. Best Facebook Groups For Homeschoolers
Facebook is full of pages and groups about every imaginable subject – including homeschooling.
Here are a few I have come across and really like.
- Home Education/Schooling Worldwide
- Homeschool Printables For Free
- Home Schooling Australia
- Hmmmschooling Hangout
- Rock Your Homeschool
- The Relaxed Homeschool Community
Plus, I love
- Gameschooling Australia
- The Working Homeschool Mom Club
- Hip Homeschool Moms – Middle & High School Group
- Worldschoolers – Location Independent Nomads
- Relaxed Homeschooling
- Worldschooling Central
If you know of any others (or come across them in your searches) and really like them, please let me know and I will add them to the list.
I am just starting my own, you can find it here – Our Creative Homeschool Facebook Group
2. Best Pinterest Boards For Homeschoolers
There are hundreds of homeschoolers on Pinterest – here are a few to start following
- Our Creative Homeschool (yep, it’s me!)
- Blooming Brilliant
- Simple Homeschooling with Jamie C. Martin
- Hip Homeschool Moms
- Rock Your Homeschool
- This Simple Balance
- Ben And Me
- Homeschool Mindset
- Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
- Faithful Farmwife
If you know of other boards, or have your own, and would like me to add it here, just leave a comment below.
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3. Best Blogs To Follow For Homeschoolers
There are some amazing homeschool bloggers out there. Here are some I’ve found
- Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers
- Homeschool Creations
- Camie’s Cozy Corner
- There’s No Place Like Home
- Homeschooling Down Under
- An Everyday Story
- Handbook of Nature Study
- Simple Homeschool
- Mama’s Learning Corner
- Classically Homeschooling
- Real Life At Home
- Homeschool On
- Milo And Oats
There are many, many, more – but hopefully this list includes something for everyone.
4. Best Free Resources For Homeschoolers
The internet is full of free curriculum ideas. Below you will find links to the resources I have found – some worked for us (and still do) and some didn’t. Everyone is different so I’ve listed them all.
- Homeschool Helper Online – free printables, unit studies, lapbooks, notebooking pages, worksheets
- Ezy Math Tutoring – practice worksheets for grades 3 to 12
- Math Salamanders – times tables worksheets
- Teachers Pay Teachers – free and low-cost printables, worksheets, lapbooks, unit studies, for pre K to 12.
- Khan Academy – math, science, arts, humanities, economics
- Free French Printables for High School Students– links to various free sites for practising French including, pdf’s, crosswords, word documents, etc.
- Education.com – free worksheets, games and printables from preschool to year sheets).
- Teach Your Children Well has over 1000 math worksheets (plus answer sheets) for K-6
- Dads Worksheets has free printable math worksheets for K-8.
- Student Handouts has free math, English and more for K-8.
- Busy Teacher has over 17,000 free printable worksheets and lesson plans for English.
- Homeschooling Ideas has free worksheets for math, English, science and more.
- CK 12 – free classes, workbooks for math, English, science and more.
- Easy Peasy – free all-on-one homeschool with math, English, history, science, P.E/health and more.
- Science by Doing – complete science curriculum for grades 7 to 10
These are the ones we have found and tried. If you know of others, please let me know so I can add them to the list.
5. Best Paid Resources For Homeschoolers
We haven’t used all of these. We tried a few and they didn’t work for us. Some Miss 12 uses but Miss 14 and Mr 16 don’t.
- Skwirk – math, English, science, geography, commerce and history for K to year 10. Price is $99 per child or if you have more than 2 children go for the home educator option which is $200 per year for up to 5 children.
- Maths Online – a math program where your child/ren work at their own pace through the curriculum. One child is $197 for 12 months ($127 for 6 months, 26.95 per month). Two or more children is $297 per year ($197 for 6 months, 39.95 per month).
- Teaching Treasures – many different programs covering various subjects such as learn to read, literacy and numeracy, etc. Each program has a different cost associated with it.
- Mango Languages – online language learning program: Spanish, French, English, Italian, Icelandic, Arabic, and over 70 more… A free two-week trial followed by $19.99 per month.
- Education.com Premium – 30,000 printable and digital resources, step by step guided lessons for math, reading, writing, unlimited access to over 15,000 worksheets. After trying the free version, upgrade at Premium for $6.50 per month, $60 for one year or $149 for a lifetime membership.
- Complete Education – first week free then between $160 and $190 per term for K to year 8. Year 9 and 10 coming soon. Includes free subscriptions to Mathletics, Literacy Planet and Skwirk.
- Pascal Press – workbooks – most subjects can be found and range in price from $20 to $40.
- Pearson Homeschool – pre K to 12, textbooks, workbooks, curriculums, for all subjects.
I know there are many more. If you have found one (or more) that you like, please let me know so I can add them to the list.
I hope you find something to suit your homeschool in amongst these pages, boards, blogs and curriculums.
I am in the process of creating my own resources which will be available on the blog shortly.
In the meantime, you can try these FREE Beginning Basics Booklets.
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Author: Lara Galea
Lara is a freelance writer, blogger, photographer and homeschooler. When not helping others with their journey, she is either reading, binge-watching Netflix or creating havoc in the kitchen.