Once upon a time I believed that education, done well, required a significant financial investment. Private schools and the amount spent by the government on each public school student certainly suggest that education comes at a high price.
After a couple of years, however, I began to notice that my kids needed less and less in order to learn. A library card, favorite book titles purchased for our home collection, a stack of blank paper, and a few well-chosen resources here and there have done the job quite nicely thus far.
Have you made the same discovery? If you're interested in saving your pennies while still helping those little minds grow, here are a few free and inexpensive educational resources you might not have heard of.