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7 FREE eBooks: Pinteresting, Top Ten Leadership Commandments, Vegetarian Paleo Cookbook, and More

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The Top Ten Leadership Commandments

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The Vegetarian Paleo Recipe Cookbook: 47 All Natural Gluten-Free Meals and Desserts (The Paleo Recipe Cookbooks)

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102 Puzzle Quizzes (Interactive Puzzlebook for E-readers)

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Cooking With Hot Flashes: And Other Ways to Make Middle Age Profitable

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Food 101 – Gluten: What Gluten Is, Why it Affects So Many People, and Natural Ways to Reduce Symptoms of Intolerance

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FREE Homeschool Resources

Free Homeschool Resources

When my husband and I first considered homeschooling,  we wondered if we could really fit it into our budget.  Little did we know,  there are SO many quality resources and curriculums available for free online.  I’d like to share a few of the many free homeschool resources that are easily accessible across the web.  Whether you’re a homeschooling family or simply looking for some educational activities to do with your children, I hope you find some of the following links helpful!

Easy Peasy- All in One Homeschool:

I’m excited to spread the word about Easy Peasy!  I found it just a couple months ago and have been blown away by what all is available on the site.  Bless this sweet mom for sharing all her hard work!  Easy Peasy covers  everything from reading, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, math, history,social studies, geography, science, Bible, computer, music, art, PE, health,  to logic!  It uses only free materials found on the internet.  The goal of the site is to enable families to continue homeschooling and to help those trying to homeschool overseas.  Personally, I’ve been using it as a supplement to my first grader’s curriculum.  I also love to pull up the “getting ready” levels for my toddler and use the corresponding videos to go along with his letter of the week.  The links to quality resources all over this site amaze me.  Seriously.  Just check it out!   You won’t be disappointed!

Amazon.com

If you haven’t checked out the selection of free eBooks available on Amazon, you’re missing out!  There are tons of freebies available daily, but they do change prices frequently.  For instance, an eBook might be free for just a day or two.  You can find the top 100 free eBooks here.  We also post a daily round-up of free eBooks if you’d prefer to skip looking through the site yourself!

Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read eBooks on your computer with this free program from Amazon or on your smartphone.

Internet4Classrooms:

If your child likes to play online educational games, you’re going to love Internet4Classrooms.  It may not a “pretty” website, but it’s conveniently divided up by skill and then just packed full of links and engaging games your little learner is sure to enjoy.

Lesson Pathways:

Lesson Pathways is a website full of organized resources with recommended “paths” for each grade-level.  Just another great tool available for free!

TLS Worksheets:

Sometimes you need a printable worksheet to reinforce or practice a skill.  TLS Worksheets is an free resource with tons of printables organized by grade level.

Ambleside Online:

Ambleside Online is a free home school curriculum designed to be as close as possible to the curriculum that the famous pioneer, Charlotte Mason, used in her own private schools.  Ambleside Online recommends high quality books and uses as many free online books as possible.

IXL:

I know some homeschool families that throw state standards out the window and others that have their children do standardized testing each year.  Sometimes it is also required by certain states.  (Thankful it’s not here in Missouri!)  Whereever you fall on the spectrum of standards, you still may be interested in at least checking out IXL  to see where your child stands academically as compared to what other children in your state are covering.  Common Core standards are available, along with state standards.  Subjects are divided up with samples and questions for each standard and could be something done together at the computer.   If you’re interested, you can check out more about the most updated standards at the Common Core homepage.

(If you’re curious, I do like to glance over standards from time to time to make sure we’re on the right path and haven’t left any holes, but our family enjoys incorporating interest-led learning while sneaking in standards and skills.  We fall under the “eclectic” category if you can’t tell! :)  I do have a respect for how God leads each family to educate, each different and with unique learners and circumstances.)

Lapbooks:

If your child likes to create lapbooks, then you may want to look into Homeschool Share, Homeschool Helper Online, File Folder Fun or Easy Fun School for tons of free lapbooks available to print.  If it were up to my son, we’d lapbook everyday!

Education.com:

Education.com has heaps of free printables and activities divided up by grade level that you may find helpful in teaching your child academic skills.

Pete’s Powerpoints:

If your little one is a visual learner, sometime it’s fun to sit down together and click through a Powerpoint.  Pete’s Powerpoints are organized by subject and by theme–both of which are full of free presentations!

Khan Academy:

With over 2600 videos, Khan Academy covers  math and science for K-12. Each video is about ten minutes long and learning is self-paced.  I have used the videos to supplement what I do with my son in math.  It’s just a great reinforcement tool for students to hear and/or see an explanation put another way, driving concepts home with several learning opportunities.

God’s Little Explorers Preschool Lessons:

Right here on our site, we offer free preschool lesson plans!  The plans are hands-on, engaging, and written to last about 30-45 minutes four days per week.   Currently, we are posting one lesson plan per week with a total of 28 planned.  You can find the complete list of themes and background info for God’s Little Explorers here.

Pinterest:

I have to admit, sometimes Pinterest can be a bit overwhelming, but something about it inspires me!  I always find creative ideas from other families and free printables I would never have otherwise found!   Many times, I’ll just do a search on Pinterest for a unit we’re working on or skill that needs some extra practice to find tons of inspiration and freebies!  If you haven’t had a chance, be sure to follow Motherhood on a Dime on Pinterest for educational ideas!

Supplies:

While we’re on the topic of education, if your school supplies are running low or need to be replenished, checkout Discounted School Supplies to stock up on supplies you need!  I know our supply is running very low since we last stocked up during the back to school sales.  Most of our pencils don’t have erasers left and the majority of markers that aren’t dried up are my boys’  least favorite colors!  :) Essential School Supplies!

What Else?

This list just barely touches the tip of the iceberg of free educational resources available online.   I plan to share more from my collection in the future.  What other free resources do you use when working with your child?  Please share!

You can find more education and learning freebies here.