Resources

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Resources

 
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Homeschoolers Legal Trust

Pestalozzi Trust
Homeschooling and the Law
Information for beginners

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South African Homeschooling information:

Home School Info South Africa
South African Homeschool Curriculum
Dynamis

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Curriculum (South African based – there are others):

Clonard
Love 2 Learn
British International Distance College (SA)
St Aidens Homeschool (Free South African Curriculum)

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Free Curricula & Tutors

List of free curricula
Tutor Hunt

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Montessori Information

Montessori Materials
Montessori Mom

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Matriculation Board

HESA

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South African Homeschooling Support Groups

HomeschoolingSA
Tuisonderwys

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Unschooling Information

Unschooling.com

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Book resources

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons
The Handbook and Study Guide Series

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Internet resources

Kid sites
Fun Brain
Leaping from the box
Homeschool Curriculum for Life
Wikipedia for Schools
School Express
Free Homeschool resources, ebooks, etc. Teaching resources (there are hundreds listed here)
Help for left handed children
Edhelper
Themes and Topics (Free Presentations in PowerPoint format & Free Interactive Games)
Teaching Links
Primary Resources
Homeschool Arts
No time for Flashcards (awesome activities for kids)
Homeschool Learning Network (awesome subject material – Kindergarten – Gr12)
Accelerated Learning
Bluebonkers
Habitat for Humanity

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Reading resources

Reading Aptitude Assessment Test for home use
Letterland (I use their flash cards to teach phonics)

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Astronomy Sites

The South African Astronomical Observatory
The Southern African Large Telescope
Cosmos4Kids

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Mathematics Sites

Mathematics Enhancement Programme
Rooke Maths
Number Nut
Maths is Fun
Living Math
Math Drills

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Science and Biology Sites

Kids’ Guide to Human Body Systems
Biology Quiz Activities & Games
Neuroscience For Kids
Aquapure Kids Experiments
Biology4Kids
Chem4Kids
The Big Myth
Kitchen Science Experiments for Kids

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Online Educational Games

Starfall

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Lapbooking

Lapbook Lessons
1+1+1=1
Homeschool Share

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Sue Patrick’s workbox system

Sue Patrick’s workbox system
1+1+1=1
Workbox Picture Cards (read the 1+1+1=1 blog first)
A Comprehensive review on the Sue Patric Workbox System

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Arts & Crafts

Paper Toys

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What is a Lapbook?

“Simply put, it is a file folder with a few funny folds. But it is so much more than that!!

It is a super- learning enhancer which becomes an incredibly creative tool for parents and teachers. It integrates reading and writing, math and science, literature and critical thinking. Classical learner, text bookers, and unit studiers alike find these projects easy to make and a joy to use with ALL ages and ANY curriculum.

The file folder becomes the “house” into which little Fold-its are arranged and glued. What’s a Fold-it you are wondering? A Fold-it is a piece of paper your child has folded in an interesting way, and added diagrams, writing, stickers, a title….whatever. It is almost like a little booklet. As your child studies a topic, he or she makes a number of these Fold-its for the different aspects learned. Look at these images of a lovely Lap Book on the orchestra. There are fancy folded pages for the seating arrangement to the composers. They were made during this child’s study of the orchestra. At the end of the study, all the Fold-its were creatively arranged in the Lap Book. This can now easily be stored on a favorite book shelf to be enjoyed again and again.

The concept is simple, but the possibilities are endless.

Simple versions can be crafted by a five year-old. Intricate layouts with more flips and folds can be put together by a sixteen year old. (and many other levels in between)

Any topic can be accommodated by this process from Outer Space to Microscopic Organisms, from a report on the North Pole to a project on the South Pole (and every place in between!)

Whatever curriculum your child is involved with in his or her education, Lap Books can reflect the learning. Homeschool, private school and public school material….any of this can be the basis for a Lap Book project

Type of Fold-its, diagrams included, embellishments, layout, cover design….al these factors mean that each and every Lap Book is a unique creation. As unique as the child who fashioned it!”

This excerpt comes from the Lapbook Ladies website.

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