So you’ve decided to homeschool, or are thinking about it, and you want to know where to go for supplies? We have got you covered with a comprehensive list of the best places to get started no matter what types of materials you are looking for. Whether it’s full curriculum or support materials, we’ve rounded up some amazing resources for you to begin your journey!
The Literacy Ladies
The Literacy Ladies are your local how-to when it comes to helping your child succeed with reading. Taking this challenge on as a parent can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to go it alone. The Literacy Ladies are here to help! With a combined 23 years of teaching experience, Katie and Krista are no strangers to building content that fosters reading skills. This year, they will be releasing a course each month to progress with your child’s learning throughout the school year. Right now, you can access their first course, 5 Free Tips to Get Your Child to Love Reading, for free. This course will help get you and your child hooked on reading! More courses will be available on their website to help you teach your child to read, write, spell and more—in approachable, attainable ways at home. They also provide curriculum and literacy resources for you to use with children at home, at any age level, in the area of literacy. You can shop their store on Teachers Pay Teachers here. Ready to get started?! Just head HERE for 5 Free Tips to Get Your Child to Love Reading, and here for more resources on educating your child at home!
Resources For Online Shopping
Christianbook | Offers homeschool curriculum, including free downloads, a deal of the week and bargains. They also offer a wide range of topics and subjects that will excite your at home learners!
Discount School Supply | Offers an entire section for learning at home along with school supplies, arts and crafts, and even options to create your own homeschool space.
Fat Brain Toys | Offers educational materials that are play-based for online shopping.
Oriental Trading Company | You can shop online for teaching materials, craft supplies, and more to get your year off to a fantastic start.
Rainbow Resource Center | Offers online shopping with so much more than just homeschooling resources.
Teacher’s Discovery | Offers resources in a way that you can shop by subject.
Teachers Pay Teachers | Offers online shopping with resources that are easy to download and created by teachers.
The Curriculum Store | Offers a variety of online resources including planners to help keep you organized.
Timberdoodle | They work to offer the best homeschool supplies at the lowest prices.
Toyology Toys | Offers many play-based educational materials.
Resources For In-Person Shopping
Education Express | Located in Bay City and offers in-person shopping for educational materials for school aged children.
Lakeshore Learning | Located in Sterling Heights and offers in-person shopping for educational materials and toys.
The Teacher’s Store | Located in Livonia and offers in-person shopping for schooling resources.
Other Places for Educational Materials
- Five Below and dollar stores
- Target Dollar Spot and school supplies
- Facebook Marketplace
- Homeschool groups
- Craft stores such as Michaels and JoAnn’s