Back to School sales are everywhere! I can't believe it is time for most children to be going back to school already. As a homeschooler we tend to find many wonderful resources on the internet. I thought I would share with you some free and low cost education sites and low cost software to help your child.
The Library of Congress has free information, classroom materials and curriculum for you to use. If you have a student who is really interested in history, literature or art, this is a great resource.
What child doesn't love games? Over at the Anatomy Arcade you can play "Whack-A-Bone" to learn the bones of the body. This is great for high schoolers or for younger kids whose parents are there to help out.
Having trouble with multiplication? We love this inexpensive computer game called Timez Attack by Big Brainz. They have a basic download to try out for free!
Enchanted Learning is another place full of booklets and activities for many different ages and grades. They have some free samples (quite a few) and if you like what you see $20 for an entire year gives you access to over 25,000 web pages!
Looking for math help for all ages? Khan Academy is the place to go! It is a FREE site full of great videos by a wonderful math instructor. It is a one man show and a non-profit org. He has done a great thing so be sure to check it out!
The Principles of Composition helps your student get through the writing process. Just pick and choose from the drop down menus and read the information to help you through things like writer's block, thesis statements and more.
50 States Worksheets provides various web sites and worksheets available to help learn the names, capitols and more about all 50 states!
The History Channel Classroom has lots of great materials for you and your student!
Cyberguides for grades 9-12 have literature that is usually used in high school classes. They do have other guides for other grades as well.
Vocabulary.com helps you learn new words, has games to play, all while exploring language. I like the featured lists.
A Goldmine of Journaling Prompts--links to journaling prompts to help your child practice writing. Art journals are great for kids who prefer to draw out their feelings, dreams and thoughts. Some great Art Journal examples can be found here or over here at Art Projects for Kids.
Wondering about other great educational sites? Leave me a message in the comments and let me know what subjects and ideas you are looking for!