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Frugal Homeschooling At The Library

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Never overlook the library. Besides books and magazines, most libraries also have audio tapes, videos, computer cd’s and toys. Plus libraries frequently sponsor free educational exhibits and programs throughout the summer months. Call your library for a list of what is available locally.Here is a list of book recommendations. They are slanted primarily toward grades 4 – 8. There are many other wonderful books in the library. but these are our particular favorites.

MATH
How Math Works by Reader’s Digest
Geometry For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave
Math For Every Kid by Janice VanCleave
Multicultural Math by Claudia Zaskavsky
Numbers by Steve Parker
The Moscow Puzzles by Boris Kordemsky
Mathematical Circus by Martin Gardner
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
Math For Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns
The Book Of Think by Marilyn Burns
I Hate Mathematics Book by Marilyn Burns
Math Wise! by James L. Overholt
Mathematical Circus by Martin Gardner
Mathemagic by Raymond Blum
Math Trek by Ivars Peterson
Cool Math by Christy Maganzini
Mathematics A Human Endeavor by Harold R. Jacobs

SCIENCE
Blood And Guts by Linda Allison
Volcanos by Philip Steele
Medicine by Steve Parker
Chemical Chaos by Nick Arnold
Nasty Nature by Nick Arnold
Fatal Forces by Nick Arnold
Blood, Bones Body Bits by Nick Arnold
Batteries, Bulbs, and Wires by David Glover
Flying and Floating by David Glover
Solids and Liquids by David Glover
Sound and Light by David Glover
Body by Andrew Haslam
Building by Andrew Haslam
DK Guide To Space by Peter Bond
DK Nature Encyclopedia
DK Science Encyclopedia
The Magic School Bus Series
Planet Earth by Martin Redfern
Inventions Explained by Richard Platt
Television by W. Carter Merbreier
Earth by Wendy Baker
175 Science Experiments by Brenda Walpole

LITERATURE
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
Redwall by Brian Jacques
The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
The Black Cauldron by Lloyd Alexander
The Castle of Llyr by Lloyd Alexander
Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander
The High King by Lloyd Alexander
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne
The Call Of The Wild by Jack London
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Hunchback Of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo
The Kids Invention Book by Arlene Erlbach SOCIAL STUDIES
Ancient Civilizations by Time Life Student Library
I Am Not A Short Adult! by Marilyn Burns

HOW WE DID IT….We went to the library at least once a week. For fiction, we piled up the historical fictions and classics. As for non-fiction we were a lot more imaginative. We looked for ANY book in ANY subject with great pictures and/or a humorous story line and/or wonderful project ideas. We didn’t worry at all about the subject – we just looked for the best of the best of the non-fictions.

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101 Frugal Ways To Share Art With Kids

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101 Frugal Ways To Share Art With Kids

Sharing art with children can be not only fun, but inexpensive as well. Here are 101 frugal (or free!) ways to help a child come to love the world of art and crafting as much as you do.

Participate In Com­mun­ity Res­our­ces

1. Free Days at Museums
2. Art Badge from Scouts (PDF)
3. 4H Projects (sewing, photography)
4. Free Library Programs

Read Great Books (free if from the library)

5. You Can Draw Marvel Characters
6. Draw Your Own Manga by H. Nagatoma
7. How To Draw People by Susie Hodge
8. Landscapes by Ian Sidaway
9. Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book
10. How To Draw Animals by Susie Hodge
11. Oodles of Doodles by Mike Artell
12. Kids Draw Dinosaurs by Christopher Hart
13. Experiments With Impressionism
14. Priscilla Hauser’s Decorative Painting
15. Let’s Rock! by Linda Kranz
16. Pablo Picasso by Andrew Langley
17. Pastels by John Blockley
18. You Can Paint Pastels by Marie Blake
19. Edgar Degas (Getting to Know Artists)
20. Painting With Tempera by Paige Henson
21. Easy Origami by Didier Boursin
22. Under the Sea Origami
23. Step by Step Origami by Clive Stevens
24. Origami Toys
25. Crochet by Jane Davis
26. The Busy Mom’s Book of Quick Crafts
27. Little Hands Create! by Mary Dall
28. Big Book of Kids’ Crafts (BH & G)

Learn By Doing

29. Study Cartooning
30. Fold Some Origami Projects
31. Build With Cardboard
32. Learn Computer Graphics
33. Decorate Cakes & Cupcakes
34. Paint With Watercolors
35. Make Some Handmade Paper
36. Create Paper Mache Projects
37. Sew A Life Size Doll
38. Sculpt a Model of Your Home
39. Design a Flower Garden
40. Craft With Recycled Plastic
41. Draw With Colored Pencils
42. Wreck a Wreck This Journal
43. Bind a Book or Two
44. Master Calligraphy
45. Hand Print Your Own Posters
46. Take Up Weaving

Explore Interactive Sites

47. Inside Art
48. Portrait For Kids
49. Art Safari Learning Activity
50. Picturing The 1930’s
51. Odyssey Learning
52. Meet Me At Midnight
53. Artie’s House
54. Interactive Color Wheel
55. The Dutch House Online
56. Lizzie Visits A Sculpture Garden
57. Design A Greek Pot
58. Explore A Victorian Painting
59. Learn About Landscapes
60. Destination Modern Art
61. Bottlecaps To Brushes
62. Buffalo Hide Painting
63. Art Lab
64. African Life Through Art
65. A. Pintura Detective
66. Explore Color
67. Inside Art Learning Activity
68. Explore Pop Art
69. Exploring Perspective
70. Cuboom
71. Wondermind
72. Barbara’s Garden
73. Art Connected
74. Be The Curator
75. Vision And Art
76. What Is A Print?
77. Mr. Picasso Head
78. Art Detective
79. Detail Detectives

Download Free Art Software

80. Stykz Animation Program
81. Paint.NET (Photoshop clone)
82. PhotoScape (photo editing)
83. TuxPaint (drawing program)

Play With Free Art Toys

84. Silk Drawing Toy
85. Build Your Own Kaleidoscope
86. The Scribbler
87. Create Your Own Flowers
88. Snowflake Toy
89. Dotshop
90. The Artist’s Toolkit
91. Still Life
92. Brushster Online Activity
93. Jungle Interactive
94. Flow Interactive Activity
95. The Swatchbox
96. RiverRun Interactive Toy
97. Wallover Toy (favorite)
98. PaintBox Interactive
99. 3-D Twirler Interactive Toy
100. Collage Machine
101. Interactive Mobile
102. Pixel Face Interactive Toy

Watch Some Videos

103. Arts And Crafts Videos
104. Art For Kids Hub

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