While homeschooling is indeed a rewarding experience that your family can be proud of, the damage it can do to your budget is vast.
For low-income families who needed to make both ends meet, frugal home schooling is gaining recognition. Here’s what you can do to save money without sacrificing your child’s education.
Most families can’t live without the internet. It is a priceless commodity that can be a source of essays and curriculum programs. The great thing about it is that it’s free and you don’t have to go out. You can consider getting secondhand materials such as books and curriculum programs from online auctions.
You can take a trip to your local library together with the whole library. This place can provide you the books that you need – free of charge.
Make sure that before you head to the library, you already have a list of what you plan to borrow such as book titles or topics. Do this if you don’t want to regret forgetting anything once you’re there.
If you are a part of a home school group, suggest that your group organize a swap or selling of books, used curriculum and many other materials that can serve as teaching aids. Not only will you be able to disperse materials you no longer need, you can also obtain materials for low prices.
If you know someone who owns either a book or a program that you think you can utilize, then you can borrow it if he or she doesn’t use it anymore. It’s better if you also have materials that you can lend him or her. This way you can trade or borrow from each other for the meantime.
Try checking your local paper. There might be garage sales where you can purchase some good materials like books. Keep in mind that you should be creative in shopping in these kinds of places. You might not notice it at first glance, but you can find there great materials that you can utilize for different projects.