Homeschooling Resources

Homeschooling Associations

Homeschool Legal Defense Association

An incredible homeschooling resource and advocate for homeschooling freedom (membership recommended):

Illinois Christian Home Educators

Homeschooling resources, plus hosts an annual conference in Bourbonais in May -

Homeschooling Blogs

Durinda Wilson

Author and speaker with over 25 years of homeschooling experience; advocate of the "simple, unhurried approach to homeschooling" -

Second Gen Homeschool

Encouragement from Greenhouse Homeschool director and second-generation homeschooler -

Kate's Homeschool Math Help

Resources on teaching math at home and making sense of methods and curriculum, plus a guide for a DIY math manipulatives kit that won't break the bank -

Homeschooling with Dyslexia

Practical resources for teaching children with dyslexia at home, from a homeschooling mom of seven dyslexic children -

Curriculum & Books

Homeschool Classifieds

One of the best sites for buying and selling used homeschool curriculum -

Rainbow Resource Center

Family-owned business carrying nearly every homeschool curriculum out there, and with very competitive prices -

Heppner's Legacy

Family-owned small business. Here you'll find many helpful homeschooling resources, lesser-known curriculum and educational games, and a lot of inspiration if you want to piece together your curriculum DIY-style:


A nice option for curriculum, books and games:

Plus, Don't Forget Your Local Library!

Library cards are free for residents! Of course, libraries these days feature a lot of books that may not mesh with your family's faith, moral beliefs, and worldview. However, that doesn't mind you can't sort things through and take advantage of the many other great books they also have.

In the past few years, technology has greatly expanded the resources available at local libraries. In addition to going into the library and selecting books from the shelves, you can search online catalogs (with access to any book in your library's region!) and request that specific items be sent to your library for pickup. Plus, many ebooks and audiobooks are available for free through apps including Hoopla and Libby, provided you log in with your library card.