Depending on the approach, homeschooling can be not just an investment of time and energy, but a serious financial investment. Books, workbooks, science equipment, math manipulatives and more can quickly add up.
It’s not uncommon that a family considers homeschooling, but then decides against it because of the cost. Especially when multiple children are involved, boxed curriculum sets can be extremely cost-prohibitive.
However, I’ve found that I can get a great majority of resources that I need for homeschooling for absolutely nothing from the public library. In fact, the library has actually become the main source of the books we use in our schooling! [Read more...]