Welcome to this month’s edition of Parenting on a Penny! For today’s feature, I’ve decided to list a round-up of affordable (or FREE!) preschool resources!
As I wrote about last week, I’m not so sure formal preschool is necessary (not bad–just not necessary).
Without further ado (I say that a lot don’t I?), here are some great resources to get you started–that won’t break the bank:
- ABC Jesus Loves Me: A FREE online curriculum for 2-4 year olds
- Our Preschool Homeschool Blog: A 26-week preschool plan, week by week
- Brightly Beaming Resources: Another FREE curriculum that focuses on steps to reading
- Starfall’s Learn to Read with Phonics: FREE printouts, resources and games
- TLS Books: FREE printables for preschool through 6th grade
- Richele @Under the Golden Apple Tree offers many homeschooling tips. I especially loved this post on making a bedtime lessons book for your preschooler. I’m adding this to our homeschooling projects!
- Modern Alternative Mama’s Project-Based Homeschooling (at Keeper of the Home): I love Kate’s laid-back, project-focused approach to preschool at home.
- Mary @The Encouraging Home lists a great line-up of her homeschool curriculum and daily schedule.
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- Several experienced homeschooling moms recommended the Five in a Row series to me for preschool.
- I’ve gotten so-so reviews on Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons. I picked it up cheaply at a homeschool resources thrift store.
- Learn Your Letters Learn To Serve is a downloadable curriculum by Heavenly Homemakers. It is not free, but I have heard it is way worth the money!
Other Ideas for Preschool on the Cheap
- Share/Trade resources with friends
- Check out resources from the library or a homeschool co-op
- Scour consignment sales and thrift stores for used materials
And be sure to check out my complete “Back to School” series for MANY more ideas!
I’m a newbie to all of this! I’m so eager to learn from wiser, more experienced moms!
What can YOU teach me about homeschooling–especially during the preschool years? What are some free and affordable homeschool materials you use?
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