Free Affordable Educational Resources
Hello Dear Friends..
In this difficult time we are all facing .. I’ve been going back and forth trying to figure out what I/FPTFY could do (besides creating free digital goods) to be an extra help and to serve you and your loved ones.
I already have a handful of ideas – but to start off – I thought this particular resources/round-up below would be an immediate help to parents that are scrambling to get some sort of educational plan going asap or just in need of some ideas on how to keep their kiddos busy while not falling behind on their academics.
As a veteran homeschooler… I have researched a variety of curriculums and have tried pretty much every learning style there is. With that said.. I remember it was pretty overwhelming the first few years!
Unfortunately in this current crisis – overwhelmed parents – don’t have the luxury of years to research and to figure out what works.
Having that weighing on my heart.. I kept asking myself… “If I was just thrown into this overwhelming situation .. What resources would I have loved to know about?!”
Hence, the following resources are non-overwhelming sites that can be easily implemented asap and that are Free, have a Free Trial option, Free Samples or are really really affordable :)
Also, please note that NONE of the links below are Affiliate or Sponsored links.
Free and affordable resources/subscriptions for remote learning and homeschooling due pandemic
- NoteBooking Pages (aka -Productive Homeschooling) – The quick version on the way this works:
-You sign up to their newsletter
– Download their free pages
– Choose a page(s)/subject(s) your kiddos are interested in
– Have them do research on the subject they have chosen (usually, research would also entail physical books from the library ..but.. since going to the library is not an option right now – you could use kindle books or they could just improvise and get their information from free websites like:
• www.ducksters.com – Their goal is to provide a fun and educational web site with lots of interesting content. They try to write articles that are informative, easy to read, and interesting for free.
• Youtube Educational Channels like this list here or you could just type the subject on youtube’s search bar. The pros of this type of “Notebooking Method” is that it could be used from k-12 and it exposes children to a variety of subjects while keeping them engaged.
If you would like a more in-depth Notebooking explanation click here.
- Khanacademy.org – Learning on Khan Academy is always free! All of Khan Academy’s library of trusted, standards-aligned videos, articles, practice questions and lessons are completely free for anyone who wants to use them. Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit on a mission to provide a FREE world-class education for anyone, anywhere.
- Education.com has thousands of convenient worksheets filters by age that could easily be printed out and aligns with common core.It is perfect for overwhelmed busy parents that just want their kids to stay busy and on track while reinforcing where their children left off before schools were shut down. Education.com is not completely free (you 3 free pages per day) but can try it for $8 for the first month.
- ixl.com – find content to support nearly any lesson, with more than 8,000 skills covering five subjects. ixl.com is a sister site of Education.com and very worthwhile looking into.
- Time4learning.com is an Award-winning online curriculum teaching math, language arts, science, social studies and more! Great for homeschool, afterschool & summer use.It keeps them busy and entertained while they are learning and giving you some free time to get organized in this hectic time.Time4learning is not free but it equals out less than $1 a day per child. I would encourage you to revise their demo videos to determine if they are the right fit for your family.
- ABCmouse.com I’m sure by now every parent has heard of ABC mouse but just in case you haven’t tried it .. I just wanted to remind you that your first month is free and it well worth signing up and giving it a try!
- Like I said before .. I wanted to make this list extremely straight forward and not a bit overwhelming since we already have enough of that going on.. but if you are one of those that would like to have more options – I found a website called freedomhomeschooling.com. Freedom Homeschooling is dedicated to putting together the best selection of free homeschool curriculum in order to help busy homeschool parents like you save time and energy. Their hope is that by bringing all of this curriculum together in one convenient website will make it easier for you to locate free curriculum that meets your family’s needs. Oh! and last but not least this amazing round-up called Free resources and subscriptions for remote learning and home schooling due to coronavirus over at qns.com ????
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I truly hope that this list encourages and helps in some way to further take some of the burden off of all of you hard-working loving parents/caregivers that are just trying to do their best at this moment in time.
I have SO much on my heart that I would love to share but for now, I’ll leave you with these words directly from Yeshua .. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Remember Dear Friends… He never promised that life was going to be easy.. But He did promise that if our hope was in Him… He would always be with us and one day we would see Him Face to face. ????