Pre-school

Capit

This is a phonics learning app that encourages discovery-based learning. Children play with sounds and letters to create words and sentences. The monthly subscription price is a bit high, but it looks like the sort of resource that could help students progress very quickly in reading skills. 

Sex Ed Rescue

This is a very helpful site with resources for talking kids about sex. There are lists of books, videos, and online resources. The blog has great ideas for spotting and taking advantage of teachable moments. And you can sign up for a weekly newsletter to give you regular encouragement. 

Doodle Maths

A supplemental math app available on all platforms. The program adapts to a child's responses and provides practice where needed. The is also a parent app that tracks progress and allows you to change the program manually. Reasonably priced, and available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op.

The Artful Parent

This blog has hundreds of great ideas for doing art with kids. There are a couple of books and online classes available for purchase, as well as some free printable resources. The suggestions of art supplies for different ages are particularly helpful.

ST Math

This online math curriculum emphasizes conceptual understanding through visual instruction. The program includes differentiated instruction and progress tracking. A bit pricey, but available through Homeschool Buyers Co-op at a substantial discount.

Letters From Afar

This subscription service sends a monthly letter describing the adventures of a fictional explorer. The letters are copies of hand painted/written originals, and addressed by hand. Looks like a very interesting way to learn about history and geography, and certainly affordable at $6/month.

The Measured Mom

This blog comes from a former teacher, now stay-at-home mom. She concentrates mostly on pre-reading and literacy topics, but also has some math and science ideas. There are a lot of free printables, and a shop with reasonably priced materials. 

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