|Early Childhood & Primary Grades|
|ABCteach.com is another website with an abundance of ideas for the younger preschool-early elementary ages, a host of forms to help the teacher, and there are some educational links that cover a broad field of interests so surf and pick and choose what you like or need.|
NEW! Always Ice Cream (for girls) and Cleaver Dragon (for boys) are websites that provide online educational exercises in math, reading, typing, christian studies, foreign language and geography. Annual or monthly subscriptions available at reasonable rates. Free trials.
Aplus math. This site affords free interactive flashcards and printable worksheets for math. From simple addition/subtraction to beginning algebra.
BOOK It Reading Program. This is a reading incentive program sponsored by Pizza Hut that has been around for 20 years. It started in the public schools but has been made available to homeschoolers for about the last 10. The concept is simple. You and your child decide upon a monthly reading goal. If your child makes his goal that month (choosing any books you would like--there is no required reading list), then you as the teacher award a ticket to him/her for a free Pizza Hut individual pizza. The program runs from October through March, and you must register in May/early June to receive your tickets in August for the following school year. Registration for the program is completely free. This was a great incentive for our early readers!
Calvary Chapel's site is the best found (so far) for free Bible Coloring and Activity pages that span the ages of preschool through upper elementary (with the activity pages). Lots of bible stories covered from Old Testament through New Testament. Really well done.
DLTK's site is a cornucopia of kid craft ideas, abc and math worksheets, book theme unit ideas (with art sheets as well as craft ideas and comprehension lessons), all free printable stuff (works best with Internet Explorer). It has a lot of preschool, early primary activities, as well as
resources for older children. Definitely a site to spend some time with and glean from.
Debbies Country. This site is links, links and more links of homeschool resources of all sorts from forms to encyclopedias to you name it. (As always be careful when surfing the web as links and content do change without notice.)
Early Childhood by Time4Learning Time4Learning's "online fun self-paced learning program starts with school readiness skills such as building phonemic awareness, following instructions, and recognizing shapes, patterns, and colors."
Easy Fun School EasyFunSchool.com has free articles, unit study plans, lesson plans, resource links, a newsletter, and many other features to make homeschooling more enjoyable for both child and parent. Covers language arts, Bible, history, social studies, and science for a wide range of ages.
English Avenue This site, for an annual fee of about $40, provides "over 400 pages of fun phonics activities, hundreds of exciting short readers, projects, games, vocabulary activities and much more."
Evan Moore Publishers provide traditional style, unit theme worksheets and workbooks that span subjects. Evan Moore will give you access to every single thing they publish for 99 cents the first month and then 9.99 each month after through its Teacher File Box service. TeacherFileBox.com covers grades Pre-K–6, although there are many materials that would be appropriate for differentiated learning environments across higher grade levels. They also allow you to set up lesson plans AND provide answer keys. A friend has used this service and felt it was very cost effective.
Gamequarium is a site with links to educational games and videos to access online. Many games are represented across all subjects, mostly aimed at the elementary ages, but some high school subjects as well. School House Rock Videos, The Magic School Bus, and Bill Nye the Science Guy are included in the multi-linked repetroire.
Homeschool Share This site provides free unit study plans (ages 4 through 9 or so), lap book plans, and Five in A Row resources.