5 Easy Ways to Homeschool for Little to Totally FREE - Ihsaan Home Academy

If you're planning on homeschooling or currently homeschool and find yourself spending way too much money than you expected, I have alternatives for you in shaa Allah! We live in a time where finding resources to teach our children has become very easy compared to years ago. Finding curricula is no longer a challenge, so I'll share with you five different ways you can start homeschooling your children for little to nothing!

1. Buying books from the library
If you didn't know it before, you can find lots of very cheap resources at the library! Many libraries display their old books for sell for as little as four books for $1 or £1! Yes, you read that right. Next time you go to the library, keep an eye out for used books on sell, or ask one of the staffs about it. Obviously, it will depend on where you live. Not every country has free libraries or libraries full of rich resources.

2. Buying books from Dollar Store/General or Poundland
The Dollar Store (for those in the USA) or Poundland (for the UK) often has resources for different grade levels. I'm not talking about craft items; that's something completely different. I'm talking about subject books, workbooks, and activity books. Keep an eye out next time you go, but make sure to buy whatever you find and believe you will need because they do NOT last on the shelves.

3. Borrowing books from the library
If you don't mind frequently using curriculum books that you do not own, another option would be to borrow the books from the public free library. Beside story books, the library is full of many other types of books, including textbooks. Just search by subject and ask the librarian for help if you have to. You'd be amazed at how many resources you could find. Many homeschooling families use library resources to homeschool. This method isn't only free, it also prevents books from piling up in the house and taking too much space. It is also an easy way to homeschool on the go; though, you can also take the books home for a limited number of days/weeks. You are also free to re-borrow the books as many times as needed.

4. Using online full curriculum programs
If you haven't read my previous article/post where I shared free complete curriculums for homeschooling, here is the link. I shared a little bit of details to help you make an informed decision. You can always click on each link to go to the websites for more information.

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5. Making your own curriculum using free resources
For those who prefer making their own curriculums, use individual free resources for every subject and make complete custom-made curriculums. I've shared lots of resources by subject on this site, here's the link.

I hope this was helpful. If you know of any other way to easily homeschool for little to nothing, please feel free to share. For any specific questions, contact me and I'll get back to you as soon as I can in shaa Allah.
I wish you a successful and blessed homeschooling journey.

Umm Sumayyah is a mother of two and a former teacher who turned into a home educator after becoming a mother. She is also an editor and a researcher who loves collecting and sharing information on social matters, education, career, and entrepreneurship.


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