Vineland Public Library Children's Department

Homeschooling Resources

About.com Homeschooling Information -- Various information on homeschooling from about.com Click here for the typical course of study for junior high and high school students. Parents can click on the grade and subject and they are given a list of topics that need to be covered.

BrainPOP –- BrainPOP is a pioneering developer of engaging, animated content that motivates and inspires children to learn. Each month, BrainPOP welcomes more than 1,000,000 visitors to its websites, reaching roughly 13,000,000 students in homes, classrooms and computer labs worldwide.

Eclectic Homeschool Online -- The Eclectic Homeschool Online is a publication of the Eclectic Homeschool Association, a non-profit corporation incorporated in the state of Nevada. The mission of EHO is to provide resources and assistance that allows homeschoolers to homeschool their children in a manner that suits each individual child's needs and gifts.

Free Homeschooling Resources –– Links to many helpful sites for beginning and experienced homeschoolers.

FUN Books -- Formerly John Holt's Bookstore, FUN Books provides books, games and other materials for homeschoolers.

Funbrain –– This is a site full of free games (for both education and entertainment). The site also includes homework help, blogs and electronic books.

Home Based Learning Guide –– History, methodology and some advice on college admissions for homeschoolers.

Home Science Tools –- Home Science Tools is a resource for parents, teachers, and kids interested in having a good experience with hands-on science. Frank and Debbie Schaner started the company in 1994, when they realized how difficult it was to find the right science supplies for teaching their four children at home. Since then, they have been committed to providing the best tools for science education and being a resource for parents seeking effective ways to teach science.

Homeschool.com –– This site is a one-stop-shop for practically everything homeschool related. Run by a woman who homeschooled for 16 years, this site has resources for getting into homeschooling, resource guides for numerous topics, free curriculum, and articles on current homeschooling topics. Through this site, parents of high school aged homeschooled children can find online classes for their children.

NJ support groups: http://www.homeschool.com/supportgroups/default.asp?State=NJ&b2=View+Groups

Top 100 Educational Websites of 2015: http://www.homeschool.com/articles/Top100_2015/default.asp

Online classes: http://www.homeschool.com/onlinecourses/

Homeschool Legal Defense Association –- This association’s goal is to aid and encourage parents who are teaching high school aged children. So if you're thinking about homeschooling, already immersed, or nearing the finish line, there are resources and information available here to help you.

Homeschool World -- The official website of Practical Homeschooling magazine offers many homeschooling links. Some information will be of special interest to Christian homeschoolers.

Homeschooling Books –- HomeschoolingBooks.com offers a variety of homeschool curriculum resources, name-brand publishers, and supplemental materials at discounted prices to help you maximize your homeschool program.

Homeschooling on a Shoestring –- The purpose of this website is to make available ways of cutting costs while homeschooling. The site will enable you to save money while maintaining a high quality of education. Some homeschoolers love bargains. Others try to cut costs out of necessity. Regardless of why you want to cut costs, it is this site’s goal to help you do the best you can to save money.

Homeschooler’s store discounts - http://homeschoolingonashoestring.com/educator-discount/

Homeschooling Today -- Website for the magazine, with comprehensive homeschooling information of special interest to Christians.

Jon's Homeschool Resource Page -- Site that offers a home-ed mailing list, support group contacts, curriculum information and a host of other links for homeschooling parents.

Learn in Freedom: Colleges that Admit Homeschoolers –- Every year homeschoolers are admitted to hundreds of colleges in at least five countries. Those who prepare thoroughly can be admitted with full scholarships at those selective colleges that some parents daydream about their children attending. Read on to find out which colleges have admitted homeschooled children, and continue to the linked subpages to find out more about how to get into the college of your choice.

The Learnables –- The Learnables® is a highly acclaimed, easy to use language immersion system. A proven linguistic sequence combined with thousands of carefully drawn pictures and clearly spoken recordings by native speakers that strive to assure success. The site promises quick language comprehension, enabling you to think in the foreign language. Check the site for pricing.

Lee and Low Books Home-School Connection-- The site features Homeschooling resources from Lee and Low Books, a publisher whose goals is "to establish natural connections among people of different races, cultures, and beliefs."

National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) -- Website that serves as a "clearinghouse of research for homeschoolers, researchers, and policy makers."

New Jersey Department of Education - - Information on the laws that regulate homeschooling in New Jersey and the educational requirements that must be met.

New Jersey Homeschool Association Homepage –- This site gives contact information for homeschool “support” groups throughout New Jersey. It also provides information on homeschooling issues and FAQs and other homeschooling resources such as books, field trips and sports and recreation.

New Jersey Homeschool Support Groups -- Links to support groups for NJ homeschoolers.

NJLoop -- The NJLoop, a YAHOO! Groups discussion board, is open to all homeschoolers in NJ for discussing homeschooling, sharing homeschooling experiences, and posting announcements of events and activities for homeschoolers.

The Old Schoolhouse: The Magazine for Homeschool Families –- This site offers a collection of homeschool related articles from The Old Schoolhouse, a Christian homeschooling magazine.

School Express.com –– This site offers a variety of educational materials from free games to school books. The site also provides free worksheets, help with writing and stories.

Science Castle.com –- This site offers videos of science experiments. Participants can watch the videos live or view the archives of past experiments. Families must buy kits through the site in order to participate. See website for prices.

The Teaching Tank –- The Teaching Tank® and The Teaching Tank Discovery Books© give teachers, parents and students the ability to easily understand, perform and observe science experiments in a visual way using readily available materials. See website for prices.

The Teacher’s Café –- The Teachers Cafe is designed to give teachers and homeschool parents free resources to make their lives easier and to improve their teaching. The homeschooling section of The Teacher’s Café offers homeschooling curriculum, supplies and guides on how-to homeschool.

Varsity Tutors Practice Tests -- Features a comprehensive suite of completely free practice tests, digital flashcards, and questions-of-the-day for standardized tests and academic subjects of all levels.

If you have comments or suggestions, email Helen Cowan Margiotti.

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Updated 4/2015