Homeschooling does not have to break your
budget, even in a large family. Sure, you want
the best possible education for your child, but
you also need to keep your finances in mind. So,
what do you do?
Think it Through
A big no-no that most novice
homeschoolers are guilty of is spending
a ton of money on curricula that may not
work. First, you need to determine how
learns best. Once you know, you'll
have a better idea of which learning
programs will work for you and your
Borrow, Rent, Look for Bargains
Do you have a library card? Use it to
borrow books and DVDs to incorporate
into your child's curriculum. Check out
thrift stores and flea markets for
books, arts and craft supplies, and
other low-cost items you can add to your
stockpiling of homeschool tools. Many
websites even allow you to trade books
and other useful homeschool resources
with their members free of charge.
Find Free Fun
Local parks, nature centers, and even
museums will host free events for kids
several times a year. Not only are these
great learning opportunities that cost
you nothing, but they also allow your
child to make new friends and hang out
with other homeschoolers.
Sign up for Time4Learning
Time4Learning is a great option for the
budget conscious because it provides an
online curriculum for PreK-12th grade
that includes 2,000+ multimedia lessons,
printable worksheets, and graded
activities, all for a low monthly fee.
If you have more than one child in
Prek-8th grade, you even receive a
discount for each additional student you
For a limited time, Time4Learning is
offering a 14-day free trial to new members.
During this time, you'll have full access to our
online curriculum so you can decide if it's
right for your family before you buy. But hurry,
the clock is ticking. This offer ends at 11:59
pm EST, February 12, 2016. See
offer page for more details.
P.S. Did you know that
Time4Learning has partnered with
Science4Us.com? This means that members
now have access to even more K-3 science
content, all at no added cost.