When your child is struggling with a particular concept and the curriculum you have doesn’t help, you sometimes have to go elsewhere for a solution.
Fortunately, there are educational marketplaces on the web that have a wide variety of products that teach virtually every topic that you could ever think of in every kind of way. PLUS, many of these products are VERY inexpensive.
If you haven’t already heard of them, educational marketplaces are e-commerce sites where homeschoolers and teachers can sell educational materials that they create. The sites usually take a small percentage of the royalties. Buyers like you visit these sites to find resources that they need for educating their kids. You can find both secular and faith-based products in these marketplaces.
I’m going to share some of these marketplaces with you and give you some tips on the best ways to search for the resources that you’re looking for.
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Marketplaces with Homeschool Products
Currclick – Currclick’s focus is on offering classes and curriculum specifically to homeschoolers like you. Products include lapbooks, unit studies, videos, printable games and puzzles, audio recordings, products for the Charlotte Mason method, Montessori items, and much, much more. Currclick has freebies, Pay What You Want titles, and regularly priced products. They also have great sales several times a year.
Educents – Educents has created a unique marketplace for parents, homeschoolers and teachers. They sell full curriculum, supplemental products, books, science kits, educational toys, printables, and more. They have free resources as well as regularly priced products. They offer specials regularly and have a variety of sales throughout the year.
Teachers Pay Teachers – TPT is a marketplace for teachers to share, sell, and buy educational resources. It is one of the largest educational marketplaces with 4 million active members and 2.4 million products, some of which are suitable for homeschoolers. They also have free resources available for download. They typically have four sitewide sales per year.
Teacher’s Notebook – Teacher’s Notebook is a site for educators to find, share, and sell educational materials. They also have homeschool products. You can get both paid and free resources on this marketplace. Individual shop owners host giveaways which you might want to check out. The link is on the bottom of the site. Teacher’s Notebook has sitewide sales periodically.
Because these marketplaces have a huge number of products, you’ll want to be specific in your searches. Instead of “math facts,” for example, you’ll want to search for “math facts games” or “math facts practice pages.”
There are usually search filters such as “Subject,” “Product,” and “Price” in the sidebar or top of each site. You may want to take advantage of these when you search.
I hope these marketplaces help you find the resources you need to teach your kids. If you know of anyone else who needs to know about these sites, feel free to share this post with them.