Being a homeschooler you must want to avoid waste and equally save money. To do this you need not to be extra creative. Nor you need to learn any hi-fi techniques. Just a little care is sufficient to save resources and get the things done with least amount of resources.
The purpose of homeschooling is obviously to make your kids familiar with the process of learning. For this purpose you need not to buy books for them. Just a few reused household items can work awesome to help them learn with interest.
Frugal homeschooling doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality of learning environment you would provide to your kid at your home. On the contrary it will enhance its quality because you would do this more happily once you start saving money and your resources with it.
4 tips on frugal homeschooling
These are the four tips on frugal homeschooling to help achieve your objective without spending a dime. Nor you need any skill to do this way of homeschooling.
Collect all cards available in your home. Then check which of them have blank space on one side. Pick them for reuse. Draw alphabets and digits on them with pencil in big sizes. Then cut them to make them as if they are models of alphabets and digits. These will help your kids grasp their figure.
You need not to buy plastic items for this purpose. You will save money and keep your kids safe from using plastic material that may be harmful for their health. If you go for wooden models even then you need to spend money.
Repurpose household items
The second tip on frugal homeschooling is repurposing your household items. Apply your creativity to do this task. If you fully cut the top of a cold drink can it will look like a drum to make your kids know about it.
With used clothing you can make small apron to teach your kids how to keep your clothes clean while working in kitchen. Empty food containers can be used to keep stationery in it. Old piece of cloth can be a good duster after trimming it as a design.
You are not the first homeschooler in your area. Secondly every kid does not need homeschooling for all the time. He grows up and then goes to school. Then all the home-school material goes useless. This is the basic reason of reusing curriculum.
Just observe whose kid in your area just started going to school. Contact his parents to buy his homeschooling material at cheap price. In most of the cases parents gift such items because they know they won’t get big money with their sale.
Homeschooling needs proper training. So find where such options are available to learn this activity. In many areas non-governmental organizations provide free training on it. You just need to get yourself register and get proper training on it. In most of the case fee for this service is very lesser or almost none.
So these are the four tips on frugal homeschooling to save money and resources without paying anything nor you need and special skills to do this sustainable work for a better planet Earth.