A generation ago, the homeschooling movement was considered to be at best cutting-edge, eccentric, and alternative. At its worst it was considered strange, rare, and in some states illegal. But today the movement has become more main-stream. Currently with over 2 million home educated children, homeschooling may be the fastest growing form of education in the United States. I consider being able to teach my children at home a wonderful privilege, a huge responsibility, and an awesome calling from God. With the loving support and encouragement from my husband and the amazing grace of God, we have been homeschooling for over 10 years. Each year brings new experiences, creates wonderful memories, and brings our family closer together.
With us starting back to school on Monday, my husband and I have spent the last few weeks pouring through our curriculum, praying for wisdom, and writing out schedules and lesson plans. I have also spent a lot of time online so I thought I would share my Top 10 Favorite Homeschool Websites with each of you. Hope you enjoy.
Home School Legal Defense Association is a nonprofit advocacy organization established to defend and advance the constitutional right of parents to direct the education of their children and to protect family freedoms. If you are a homeschooler and not a member, I highly encourage you to join today. HSLDA is a Christian organization, inexpensive and well worth the peace of mind.
I love this website. It has free printables and resources for home, homeschool, and classrooms. It has everything from lesson planners, calendars, chore makers, and much more. Check it out!
If you are looking to buy or sell used homeschool curriculum this is the website for you. It’s easy to use and saves tons of money. Not only have I’ve purchased curriculum this week, but I’ve made $120 selling used curriculum.
By far this is the best Christian homeschooling magazine out there. Don’t believe me? See for yourself and sign up today for their FREE digital magazine.
I love the concept behind Books Should Be Free. This website has tons of free public domain audiobooks and eBooks. You can download books for iPhone, Android, Kindle, and mp3 layers.
Okay, I agree that books should be free. However, if you are going to buy them, this is the place to do so. Lamplighter Publishing is my all-time favorite place to get books and their dramatized audios are excellent. They are costly, but well worth the investment. Our collection is something I will hold on to. One day I can see myself reading them to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren!
“The Khan Academy provides a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. All of the site’s resources are available to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you are a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or a friendly alien just trying to get a leg up in earthly biology. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to you completely free of charge.” (from their website)
I really like this website. It has over 3,000 videos from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and practice problems to go with them. Best of all – IT’S FREE!
Anyone who has children learning to write is cursive will want to visit this site. You simply type in what you want and it generates the worksheets for you. Just print them out.
You’ll find here a directory of free homeschool curricula, literature and text books organized for the use of homeschooling families. There are lots of good resources here.
Home Educating Family has put together this website. It is a great place to look up curriculum reviews, visit their online convention, check out their magazine, and much more.
So here it is, my top 1o. Of course, there are so many great products and resources out there that it was hard to pick just 10. Did I miss your favorite website? Leave a comment and share with the rest of your homeschooling friends. Blessings!