Hands-on Materials

Sparkle Stories

This company provides audio stories for children that inspire laughter, kindness, and creativity. There are recipes, crafts and learning activities to accompany many of the stories. You can purchase collections of stories, or get a monthly subscription for access to all of the content.

Lemonade Day

If you have a budding entrepreneur in your family, this site is for you! Join in your local Lemonade Day activities and help your child learn financial literacy, problem solving, goal setting and more.

Heidi Songs

This company provides learning songs for pre-school and primary levels, with printable resources to accompany them. The songs are available on CD's, DVD's and online videos. They cover phonics, reading, math, and other early learning concepts. Great for kinetic and auditory learners.

Meet the Masters

This online art curriculum combines art history and hands-on art instruction. You can purchase a "track" with lessons on 5 different artists, choosing from three age levels. There are also bundles with multiple tracks, and you can save money by sharing the curriculum with other families, or purchase through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

Teach Engineering

A free library of learning units, lessons, and hands-on activities in STEM subjects. Registering for free membership allows you to save favorites and connect with other educators. These materials are designed for classroom use, but easily adaptable.

Awesome Stories

This incredibly powerful resource includes a searchable archive of "stories" with multi-media content for learning in the humanities. There is also a maker space for students (and parents) to create their own stories. It's a great place to research and write about anything! The archive of stories and sources is free, and membership (including curriculum and assignment tools) is very reasonably priced.

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