There are tonnes of resources, both free and affordable for Homeschool families. I have compiled a list below and update this page regularly.
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For worldwide orders including the UK, the Book Depository is excellent as delivery is free in over 100 countries and sells books from major publishers like Usborne, and DK.
Local Bookstore in the Middle East for English and Arabic books.
Jarir Book Store
Charity shops/Thrift stores, as well as Poundland/Dollar Tree stores, have great cheap deals on books so keep an eye out!
If you are looking for reading books that are FACTUAL, not fiction, these are for you! From Historical events, famous people to fascinating places, the WHO WAS Series are loved by all of my kids!
Who Was Book Series
English/Language Arts including SPELLING AND GRAMMAR
A wonderful Language Arts programme like no other which has transformed our Homeschool!*
Brave Writer-growing confident writers.
100s of free worksheets for all subjects.
No fuss, inexpensive way to teach your child how to read*
How to teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons.
100s of free worksheets for all grades.
Great to teach blending and word families.
Complete series of books, perfect for new readers.*
All About Spelling* is a brilliant spelling program that is particularly effective for DYSLEXIC children. However, I use this for all my children since it uses a multi-sensory approach making spelling fun and engaging!
All About Spelling
All About Reading* is a reading program that gives you all the tools you need to teach your child to read. All the work is done for you, and there are several activities to keep your child engaged.
All About Reading
Complete Grammar Program*
First Language Lessons
Make your own free handwriting sheets.
Affordable workbooks for English, Math and Science.
Schofield and Sims
Free E-books for children 3-11 (includes, Biff, Chip and Kipper series)
Oxford Owl Library
Grammar, Spelling and Comprehension worksheets for all grades.
Free Spelling lists for grades 1-9
Spelling Words Well
HANDS-ON MULTISENSORY LETTER TILES – Phonics and Spelling
Colour coded magnetic letter tiles; great for all grades.
Easy way to teach Prefixes
Easy way to teach suffixes
Math Mammoth can be purchased with US and International currencies/measurements. A great affordable option for drilling concepts.
Life of Fred Maths is a brilliant way to teach applied Math as it is taught through narrative ( Christian refs every so often.)
For Uk orders
For International orders
For Math, Science and Language Arts
Timetable practice with games and quizzes (Mute Music!)
Customizable Times Table Practice Worksheets
Times Table Generator
A monthly mini “newspaper” filled to the brim with important historical events and intermingled with fun facts and stories that kids will enjoy. Learn tidbits of American and world history just by reading the paper!*
The Yesteryear Gazette
Brilliant books about famous figures and events. Great reads for adults too!
Who Was Book series
Information, games and activities.
Ancient Rome Lapbook with Islamic references
Ancient Rome Lesson Plans and activities
10 Dates that are key in Roman History
Ancient Rome info and quizzes
DK Find out
More info on Ancient Rome; includes the option play an audio reading of the info.
Free Roman numeral worksheets
Brilliant Map and timeline
Recieve beautiful vintage style monthly letters from around the globe; customised for your family! A beautiful innovative resource to teach Geography my kids look forward to every month.*
Letters from Afar
Videos, documentaries and overall reference point.
Brilliant short Youtube videos covering individual countries and flags.
Qur’an, Arabic and Islamic Studies
Beautiful resources with both free and paid subscription options.
Learn and Listen to Arabic words; great for kids and adults.
Learn Arabic Words
Tonnes of free printables to help teach Islam and academics to your child.
A Muslim Homeschool
Brilliant workshops and courses for both children and mothers.
Homeschooling resources since 2002.
Free resources to teach youngsters the basics of Islam.
Juz Amma Lessons with Tajweed – YouTube playlist
Tafseer colouring books for Juz Amma and Juz Tabarak
Free touch typing course
Famous artists – quizzes, games and information. (Also has other material including Christian teachings; also check Art work beforehand to check it is appropriate)
Gardens of Praise
Free Dyslexia Checklist
Symptoms of Dyslexia Screening Checklist
How to make Spelling easy
Free Dyslexia resources
Activities, games and e-books plus tonnes of support
Useful information for Early Years education.
Raising the Ummah
For all subjects
Brilliant online videos, clearly explained, for all subjects and ages.
Worksheets for all subjects – free and subscription options
Parents in Touch
Books from Primary-A Level revision books for all subjects. Great layout.
Lesson plans, reading passages and activities (free and paid)
Planning and Organising
Brilliant Online Homeschool Planner (and app)
Free Printable Homeschool Planner in several colours and designs
Tina’s Dynamic Homeschool
Home Management, organisation and schedule printables
World Cuisine – We try to bake a dish from the country we are currently studying in History/Geography at the time. All tried and tested recipes will be linked below.
Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)
Malawah (Sweet pancakes)
Sweet and Sour Chicken
Joojeh Chicken Kebabs
Shir Berenj (Rice pudding)
Adas Polo (Persian Rice with Lentils
Chocolate Gelato (No Ice-cream machine needed!)