How To Save Money When Homeschooling
|Date Added: March 15, 2014 04:10:55 PM|
If you decided to home school your children you probably already made one financial sacrifice when one of the parents had to leave their employment to teach the children at home. When you are homeschool.ing, there will be a lot of supplies and textbooks that you will need to purchase, and if you are using a guided course, that will also cost money. There are ways that you can save money when homeschooling. Here are some of the best ways that you can save money.
First you will want to check out with your state and see if the offer classes for homeschooling. Some states now offer distant classes that are free; they will give you everything that you need to be successful including the books, and lesson plans.
Find free resources online, there are many websites that you can find which you print off lesson plans, puzzles, and worksheets. They are distributed free, and it will only cost you the cost of the ink and the paper. You can choose from thousands of sheets online, even sheets that are there to help them learn to write and print. There are a lot of possibilities with this. You can also look in the front of the text book; many of the books have an online website that will offer additional lessons and worksheets for the lessons in the book.
Buy books online. They can be new books, but if you shop online you will be able to find the best selection and the best prices. Finding slightly used textbooks will also save you money. There are many book dealers online that will deal with home school text books.
Buy season passes for places around your home. Some places will give discounts for parents who home school their children, you always want to ask about that. Buying a season pass will save you money in the long run so that you always have a place to take your child to on a field trip.
Use the television, there are many great learning programs on PBS and the History channel for homeschooled children. Many of these programs will also have worksheets online for the program and additional lesson ideas to go along with the programs for the children to learn more.
Home schooling doesn't have to be expensive if you plan your lessons and shop year round for supplies that your child will need to be homeschooled.