Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Homeschool Buyers Co-op. I was compensated for my time in sharing these resources.
My goal in educating my kids is to cultivate lifelong learners. One skill I hope to pass on to my kids is that when we take breaks from structured learning, it doesn't mean that we turn off the learning. Summertime is often one of our favorite times to learn because there is a lot of freedom to pursue interests outside of our regularly scheduled school year. There are so many exciting summer homeschool curricula that will stimulate and engage your kids over the break, and the best part is that they don't have to break the bank. Actually, all of
the fantastic tools listed below are offered 100% free for summer by our friends at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op
Make It A Game
Summer is a great time to introduce educational games into our homeschool classrooms. The Co-op has awesome game-based learning programs that we can have free access to all summer long. Kids can learn to code with CodaKid
. Check out Q Wunder's
fun games that reinforce the skills we teach our children every day like responsibility, self-awareness, teamwork and patience.
Keep Skills Fresh
Kicking off a new school year with weeks of review can be frustrating for parents and students alike. This summer we can keep our youngsters' math skills fresh with DoodleMaths
. If one of your older students is preparing for the SAT or ACT, MathHelp.com
is a wonderful tool to help ensure they continue to build mastery over the summer. If summertime activities make your kids seem to forget everything you taught them about grammar, then Fix-It Grammar from IEW
is a quick and easy way to ensure their writing skills don't suffer during the summer months!
Learn How to Cook
Who wants to turn on the oven when it's 100° degrees outside? It might sound counterintuitive to suggest cooking lessons over the summer, but Kids Cook Real Food
has found just the ticket - InstantPot and slow cooker recipes. You can teach your kids how to cook an entire dinner for the whole family. What could be better than that? How about getting it for free? Done! Kids Cook Real Food
is part of The Homeschool Buyers Co-op Free for the Summer program!
It's All About the Arts
Summertime is also all about exploring new and fun projects that we may be too busy to pursue the rest of the year. Help your children get acquainted with fine arts as they explore the lives and works of Master Artists with Meet the Masters.
Let Your Student Lead
What better time of year to empower your child to take ownership of their education than the summer. There are loads of resources that offer videos that they can interact with at their own pace. The Co-op has included Visual Latin
as well as CCC! Streaming Media
(you can select one CCC! program) in their Free for the Summer deal!
If the thought of summer brain-drain has you wondering what you will do to prevent it, then be sure to check out these free opportunities at the Homeschool Buyers Co-op
! Membership is always free
and comes with exclusive member benefits year-round. JOIN NOW!
Betsy Strauss is an unexpected homeschooler, mother of three, who is in a relationship with a sweet man for life. She loves reading books, drinking coffee, and learning anything with her kids.