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The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home


The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading



Spencerian Copybooks 1-5





Links To Free Materials

Dover Books has wonderful free samples! They have three different types of free samples, and they change once a week. They do overlap a little but not completely.
You can download any images from the samples and keep them to use for school; there are coloring pages, word searches, etc.
Free math worksheets, plus many more with a subscription. They have a free one-week trial of the subscription section if you sign up for it.
Printout world and US maps, play map games and more



Free Foreign Language Lessons

Free Lessons from the BBC
Learn Spanish Online for Free
Instructional videos and examples
Free online typing course
Word meanings have changed a lot over the years. Read a more thorough and true defintion in the 1828 dicitonary.
A Planterium from Home
Use Terra Serva to determine your latitude and longtiude to use Stellarium
Links to lots (and lots!) of free materials

Spelling, Penmanship, Grammar and Vocabulary Worksheets

Printables, including mad libs, math worksheets, seasonal and holiday crafts and more
Grades K-6 math worksheets. Click on the grade, then click "Leveled Practice". This is like having a free math book.
more experiments
Experiments and more
Downloads available for one day only, but different each day
Brigham Young University offers several free non-credit web courses for youth and adults
Links to lots of free materials, divided by subject (and links for virtual field trips). Click on "Choosing curriculum" for subject links and field trips.
For Materials and Information
A place to swap homeschool books
Find out the rules for homeschooling where you live
Experiments and Products
Ornamental and Spencarian Penmanship books
Lists of 1000 good books, grades 1-12




This is what I use for both 4 and 5-year olds.


Curriculum Guide:

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home



Museum ABC

 The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading

Leap Frog - Letter Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory

Leap Frog - Talking Words Factory 2 - Code Word Caper

Color by Letter Worksheets


Story Time:

Blueberries for Sal

Make Way for Ducklings

  Harold and the Purple Crayon


The Little Engine That Could

  The Giving Tree

  Amelia Bedelia

Miss Rumphius

One Morning in Maine

The Complete Little House Nine-Book Set

and lots more!



Color by Number Worksheets

The Math Worksheet Site

Houghton Mifflin Math Grade 1

Dot to Dot



I use dotted lined paper and draw letters and numbers for the children to trace.

I also use the free worksheets from the following sources:

K-12 Reader

Trace the Alphabet

Individual Letter Practice





The Magic School Bus: The Complete Series

Stanley - Spring Fever

Stanley - Hop to It



I Can Draw Animals

  I Can Draw People

What Shall I Draw?

We use modeling clay,  washable watercolors, watercolor pencils, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, construction paper, etc.

Dover Sampler Pages

Coloring Pages for just about every character that your child knows and likes (this site is awesome, but be aware that it does have a lot of popups)