Here are some very special treats for my homeschooling friends. I hope you’ll enjoy them as much as I do.
Please note that although I’ve used items from of all of these websites, I have not explored everything on every site–and your philosophies may not be the same as mine. Be sure you check everything out before you share it with your children.
Enjoy stories, music and introduction to foreign language:
MP3s of children’s stories from the same old vinyl LPs that I listened to when I was a little girl. Delightful stories, music and foreign language resources. Includes Lauren Bacall reading James Thurber, Danny Kaye–one of the best storytellers ever, and much more. This is a treasure trove.
Mrs. Mappin’s German and Geography:
Two of my children attended Mrs. Mappin’s Geography class and we’ve also used her resources for homeschool geography study. She does a great job!
Go around the world with Rick Steves:
Learn languages for free.
Almost any book published in the U.S. before 1929 can be found at the Gutenberg Project website.
Find many more books on every subject at Wikibooks.org.
And, specifically for kids, Wikijunior.
There are fun science experiments at Candy Experiments.
Find clean, compelling movies on almost every topic at Zion Tube.
U.S. History “Liberty’s Kids” may be found on Netflix and YouTube.
U.S. History on “American Ride” with Stan Ellsworth, new season begins this April on KBYU.
Online History and Civics classes from Hillsdale College.
Online “All in One” Curriculum EasyPeasy
“Learn almost anything for free” at Khan Academy.
And here is a Robinson Curriculum reading list.
Don’t forget about the local library, museums, kids museums, theaters, historical sites and the great outdoors (and don’t forget your sketch books).