I’ve been asked this several times lately so I thought I’d write a little post about it. One of the biggest costs when homeschooling is purchasing curriculum. It’s very disappointing when you find the perfect curriculum, but just can’t quite swing it.
I have several resources I go to to try to find what I’m looking for used. You can usually get a great deal while also helping another homeschooling family purchase for the next year. Here are a few of the places I use:
- The Well Trained Mind Swap Board is a great place to buy & sell. I’ve purchased many a book from there.
- Homeschool Classifieds is another great site to find what you’re looking for.
- Another great resource is the Veg Source Homeschool Boards.
Yahoo Message Groups also has several groups dedicated to certain curriculums:
Neither of those interest you? Go to the Yahoo Groups Main Page & search for your curriculum to find a group.
I do feel that I should add this one little warning. I’ve ordered tons of curriculum through these sites & have mostly never had any problems. Most homeschoolers are very honest, but due to one bad transaction I always ask for shipping insurance just to be safe if you’re making a big purchase. It’s not much, but worth it IMO.