HomeSchool Resources - Early Learning

Early Learning

Early learning education is best when heavy on read-alouds, make-believe, language development, and fun hands-on learning. For age appropriate ideas, you can also try Pinterest and other similar websites to find theme related materials.
This website page has been created for homeschoolers as an easy way to locate items for subject based inquiries of interest to home educators. The links are website pages of free and low-cost resources online to assist in your child’s education.

Resource Links

1 Plus 1 Equals 1
Free early-years curriculum and ideas are presented here. Links to additional resources abound.

ABC Jesus Loves Me
This comprehensive preschool curriculum for ages 1-5 focuses on the Bible, academics and development. Printable books are available for purchase for ease of use, but all weekly plans are free online.

Brightly Beaming Resources
From baby through first grade, free curricula resources are based on a child’s developmental stages.

Busy Toddler
Tons of really cute and easy to put together toddler activities are free and demonstrated visually online. These are also great with special needs children.

Child Care Land
Explore the free resources on this website. Teaching ideas and videos are also free. There is an option to purchase a membership with unlimited access.

Confessions of a Homeschooler
The resources on the preschool page include the free Letter of the Week curriculum. See the printables resource page for more ideas.

Fantastic Fun and Learning
Look for free resources on this website in the printables as well as theme ideas. Lesson plans are available for purchase.

First School
Free preschool lesson plans, activities, crafts, and more make use of simple materials you should have on hand. Choose by theme or month for ideas.

Fun with Mama
Free alphabet packs are available from this website, including lots of printables, crafts, recipes and more.

Hubbard’s Cupboard
This is a great resource for homeschoolers, Christian daycares and schools: free full lesson plans, video demonstrations of activities, tub ideas, and story time plans. The excellent phonics and sight word booklets are useful for literacy.

Lakeshore Learning
Known for their high-quality educational toys, Lakeshore Learning now offers free resources including Lesson Plans, Printable Worksheets, Craft Ideas, Calendars & Clip Art, and more.

Little Bins for Little Hands
Free bin ideas enhance STEM/STEAM, fine motor, sensory needs, LEGO® bricks, and other activities.

Mama’s Learning Corner
There are some free resources on this website. You can also search by grade levels or subjects (purchase may be required), and be sure to view the book lists.

The Measured Mom
Many free and simple low-prep resources are available for preschool and elementary children, especially for language arts and math. These are high quality materials, and the booklets are an exceptional supplement to any reading program. Additional materials are available for purchase.

No Time for Flashcards
Hands-on fun replaces traditional ways of learning, like worksheets and flashcards. Easy to use website interface and visually appealing directions make this a great go-to site for free activities to supplement early childhood education and special needs education.

Preschool Express
Use the left-hand side bar to access free activity calendars, ideas, and tips.

School Sparks
These colorful free worksheets cover educational concepts for preschoolers, like visual discrimination, fine motor, auditory skills, and reading skills.

Sight Words
Free resources to teach your child to read sight words; flash cards, lessons, games and phonemic awareness activities.

This website has useful resources for teachers around the world, and nearly everything is free. Note: May have some British spellings and terms (great for cultural studies). Special needs items are available as well.

Free and low-cost options by this non-profit organization offers children fun resources to learn how to read. Adobe Flash Player is required.

A Teaching Mommy
Enjoy the free preschool and tot books found at the link above. See the corresponding devotionals for a Bible-based study. Like to watch Disney movies? Try the family Disney packs. All articles and resources are free.

This Reading Mama
Free printables (1,000+!) for classroom and home study, these quality resources are created by a teacher and homeschool mother. Much of the materials are especially helpful or adaptable for struggling and special needs children, and additional resources can be purchased.

Montessori Education

Living Montessori Now
Free Montessori materials and activities are discussed online and additional links to resources are available.

Mama’s Happy Hive
Free printables are accessible by signing up (free). Free homeschool plan for toddlers and preschoolers include correlating ideas.

Teaching 2 and 3 Year Olds
Choose free activity ideas for toddlers or preschoolers.

Disclaimer: The DeSoto Public Library is providing this resource to assist local homeschoolers. A great amount of the information is useful for all educators and parents. It is not an endorsement of any product or business mentioned or a promotion of homeschooling as a preference over other choices in education.