Favorite resources.

I am just getting started on this homeschool journey, but I am an information gatherer. I love compiling lots of ideas then sorting through them all to see what best fits my needs. We are not using a curriculum for preschool or kindergarten, and I have been fortunate to find some wonderful online resources. I have been on a downloading frenzy! (And no, bookmarking / pinning isn’t enough for me – what if the item suddenly becomes no longer available online? Gasp!)

I’ve had a couple of people ask for my favorite homeschool websites and resources. So, in no particular order, here they are:

Homeschool Share
I aboslutely LOVE this site. I love the idea of basing a whole lesson on one book or topic, and there are SO MANY to choose from. Seriously. Love it.

School Sparks Worksheets
Oh. My. Word! There is a worksheet for everything here. You can also order their workbook, which may be more affordable than printing them all at home. I have not done that math.

Endless Alphabet app
Grace loves this. At first I wished it was sight words, and felt she may lose interest because the words were “too big” but it has been great.

Teachers Pay Teachers
I’ll admit I was hesitant to join this site (it felt too “teachery” for me) but I am thrilled that I did. There are TONS of free downloads, and they are rated so you can choose the ones that have good reviews. The words “common core” are thrown around too often for me (we are ignoring common core, by the way) but most of the downloads are useful despite that, even just as a jumping off point for my own ideas.

Pinterest
Of course. Enough said. (People I like to follow: Buggy and Buddy, Red Ted Art, B-Inspired Mama, Free Homeschool Deals.)

The local library
We plan to do quite a bit of child-directed learning using unit studies, so you better believe the library folks are going to get to know us well.

I hope this list has been helpful, and I’m sure I will add more favorites as we walk further along this road. I have definitely found various things here and there from lots of other websites. What are your favorite resources?

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