Do you have that one child that no matter what you do, they just don’t get a concept? I have a few that have things they struggle with.
As a homeschooling mom, I scour the internet trying to find anything that will help and not break the bank. We are about a frugal lifestyle here at Inspired By Lucile.
When I was approached by Education.com to offer my readers two free worksheets, I was intrigued. I love a good worksheet. Ok, so I was that kid in school who LOVED busy work, I hated being bored.
They gave me a great option on How to Help Your Child Succeed in School Frugally.
Education takes time and money
I haven’t met a single person that says a teacher is overpaid. Our teachers have some of the hardest jobs in the world and are severely underpaid. Would you do what you do for their salary?
Teachers don’t teach for the money; they teach because they love children.
I know there is what seems like a LOT of money going from our taxes, the lottery, and other places to pay for our children’s education, but how much of that goes to the teachers and to help pay for those resources?
It wasn’t until I started homeschooling that I understood how truly expensive education is. Then when a tornado hit our local school, I learned once again about how much these men and women put into their classrooms.
Education is NOT FREE! If you don’t believe me, ask a current college student how much they have in loans so far.
As for time, you can only make a grade school child, especially a boy, sit for so long before he starts to squirm.
Our teachers do the best they can in the time they are allotted with the resources they have.
What do they offer?
Education.com offers a wide variety of worksheets, educational games, lesson plans, workbooks, hands-on projects, including science projects.
While there are over 15,000 worksheets created, they also have the software to help you create your worksheets.
This is where things get helpful.
So maybe your child is struggling with a math concept, some spelling works, or reading comprehension, you can use what they already have and create a new worksheet to work with them.
The few minutes you need to create this worksheet could be what stands between your child feeling successful or a failure.
You see for most children it comes down to what they believe about themselves. If they believe they can’t do it, then it doesn’t matter what you do, they will fight you all the way.
BUT, by you taking the extra steps and time to help them, you show them how you believe in them, and they begin to believe in themselves.
The Bottom line- how much does it cost?
This is a good deal.
ABC Mouse will cost you up to $10/month.
Reading Eggs will also cost you up to $10/ month.
Education.com which helps grades preschool- 5th grade, is only $6.50 a month, but if you pay for an entire year, it is $5 a month. This is 50% off their normal prices.
When you break down what all they have to offer it is a great deal.
How to Help Your Child Succeed in School without Frugally
While Education.com isn’t the only website of its kind, it is the best I’ve found so far that reaches such a wide range of grade levels.
My youngest three spend time every day playing on Starfall and we pay $35/ year for home use.
It is an app we have downloaded onto not only a Kindle but my phone as well but can be used on a computer as well. They are geared to babies-1st grade.
I don’t know how long the 50% off deal will be going on with Education.com, but if you like me, has a child who is struggling, this might be just what you are looking for.