Freebie Fridays: Free Filipino Worksheets (and Other Resources) for Kids

Oh my gosh, I can’t believe it’s already Friday! This week has flown by so quickly!

I’m officially off maternity leave and have been LOADED already with work. At least I can do it from home so I can still focus on helping Anne get better and gain more weight! It’s pretty challenging though, and my body is already aching from the lack of sleep! Still, I can’t complain — everything is a blessing, right? :)

I’m also trying to gather all our materials for another year of homeschooling (trying being the keyword, since we’ve yet to finish up with last year’s lessons, what with our being “off school” for quite some time because of my being on bed rest, giving birth and Anne getting sick, etc.). Praise God that I was able to buy some books pre-loved (we have a local Facebook group for homeschoolers who want to buy and/or sell pre-loved stuff here) and for other generous homeschoolers who have so kindly lent and/or given us books!

Anyway, I know we need to start working more purposefully on Tim’s Filipino (yes, I haven’t been teaching him, mostly because I’m no great Filipino teacher since I have NO formal Filipino education whatsoever myself!). I was thinking of where to start and figured that maybe there are online resources I can look at, and of course, I found some instantly! (Don’t ya just LOVE Google?!)

I’m compiling all the links here for future reference. Also, I thought these might be useful to some of you, too. :) Please do let me know if they are! And feel free to share this post, too!

Photo by domdeen on FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Photo by domdeen on FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Free Printable Filipino Worksheets from Samut-Samot (The person behind this site also homeschooled her kid for two years! Cool, huh?)

Elementary Filipino Worksheets from SchoolKid.ph

Grade 1 Filipino Worksheets from SchoolHints

Digital Dialects — Online Games for Learning Filipino

Free Downloads — Unit Studies from The Learning Basket

10 Ideas on How to Teach Your Filipino Child This Summer

How to Introduce the Filipino Language to Your Child (OK, I wrote this two years ago, and I think it’s high time I put this into practice! Ha, ha!)

Posted by Tina@TrulyRichMom on June 21, 2013 · 22 comments · Family, Free Printables, Freebies, Homeschooling

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Pia Noche June 21, 2013 at 10:13 am

Hi, Tina! Thank you very much for mentioning my blog in your post. I’d like to make more Filipino worksheets that cater to the teaching needs of parents and tutors, so e-mail me (or leave a comment) your child’s age, grade level, and topic, and I’ll see what I can come up with. (My daughter’s in 5th grade.) I’m also not a great Filipino teacher and have no formal education in the subject, so I focused on making these worksheets knowing that other parents feel less competent when teaching Filipino (and my other dreaded subject Sibika and Kultura). You are definitely not alone.

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 21, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Hi, Pia! :) Thank YOU for coming up with the worksheets! I’m sure many parents will find them helpful. My eldest will be in Grade 1 – hopefully by August! Do you also have worksheets for Sibika and Kultura? (We don’t have these, too, in our homeschool! :D )

Thanks again and God bless!

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Pia Noche June 21, 2013 at 2:47 pm

I recently started making more worksheets for kids in the primary grades. Because we donate old textbooks, I do not have Sibika textbooks to base worksheets on, but I’ll see if I can get some. Otherwise, I’ll check out the DepEd curriculum. Thanks for the idea. Abangan: Sibika at Kultura worksheets. Oh, what have I gotten myself into? : )

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 21, 2013 at 2:52 pm

LOL! :) By the way, what homeschool curriculum did you use with your child? :)

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Pia Noche June 21, 2013 at 3:20 pm

We were with CFA for 2nd grade. For 3rd grade, we homeschooled independently. We used: Global Filipino (Abiva), an English Civics and Culture textbook; Guryon (Abiva) for Filipino (but I prefer the Binhi Series, although I couldn’t find one at that time); Singapore Math (bought these online); Harcourt Science (from Book Sale) + a bunch of other science books; Harcourt Language (also from Book Sale) and Easy Grammar (too easy!) + a bunch of other grammar books; The Story of the World Vol. 1 (bought online). For other subjects and topics, the Internet provides a lot of resources. At the end of 3rd grade, my daughter had to take the Phil. Validating Test (PVT, 30 items per subject) in order for her to enter conventional school for the 4th grade.

Tina@TrulyRichMom June 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm

Wow, you should write a post about how you homeschooled independently and prepared for the PVT! :) Would you like to write a guest post for me? Hehe!

Blessie Adlaon June 21, 2013 at 12:54 pm

Hey, Mama Tina, these are wonderful! Love that schoolkid.ph link; I haven’t looked at it very closely yet, but from what I’ve seen so far, it’s everything we need for Grade 3 should we finally decide to include Filipino in our curriculum. Thanks much!

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 21, 2013 at 2:17 pm

Hi Mommy Blessie! :) I hope we can make good use of the links too! Haha!

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Roxanne Aquino June 21, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Hi Tina!

Thank you for recommending Schoolkid.Ph! It offers printable worksheets from grades K to 6 in major subjects (Filipino, Araling Panlipunan/Sibika/HEKASI, Reading, Language, Math, Singapore Math, Singapore Science). They can be used both for enrichment or remedial review. I do hope that it will be very useful for you and your kids.

Many kids are struggling with Filipino and Araling Panlipunan subjects simply because they’re not used to speaking it in conversation. Like in your article “Introducing the Filipino Language To your Child”, it really does help to speak it at home and even more so, if their friends speak it too. I noticed this with my oldest child whose friends speak in filipino while my middle child’s friends speak in english. There’s no guessing which one can ace his Filipino subject.

Super hats off to you for homeschooling. It is a growing community and my admiration to all the parents who take this endeavor with their children continues. :)

Thanks again! :)

Roxanne
The OffBeat Mom of Schoolkid.Ph

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 21, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Hi Roxanne! :)

You’re most welcome. Your website is really a good resource for all parents and educators. :) And yes, we really SHOULD speak Filipino more with our kids! :D Thanks for the reminder.

Re: your “hats off” for homeschooling, oh goodness, it is a challenge most days, but we believe it is God’s call for us at this time, so we do what we can and savor the “good” days. :)

Thanks for dropping by! Maybe we can collaborate on something sometime. :D

God bless!

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Chris Amador June 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Thanks for sharing mommy Tina!

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 24, 2013 at 1:37 pm

You’re welcome, Chris! :) Hope it helps! God bless!

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School Hints June 29, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hello Mam Tina. Thank you so much for including my blog in this post. I am a Grade One teacher here in Davao City and I thought of sharing my worksheets online. I was so thrilled to read this post. Thank you and Mabuhay!

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School Hints June 29, 2013 at 11:54 am

Hello Mam Tina. Thank you so much for including my blog in your post. I am a newbie in blogging and I thought of sharing my worksheets online. By the way, I am a Grade One teacher here in Davao City. I just want to share my own ideas in teaching different topics in different subjects. Thank you!

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 30, 2013 at 11:06 am

Hi there!

You’re most welcome. God bless you! :)

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ElleSor October 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm

Thank you guys so much for your blogs. My daughter is in Grade 6 and she was just getting by for years. She has improved a lot these days. God bless you all!

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Tina@TrulyRichMom October 4, 2013 at 6:18 am

Hi Mommy Elle! :) Thanks for dropping by. Praise God for using this blog to help you! God bless you and yours always!

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 21, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Wow! Awesome! How was the PVT? Did she find it difficult?

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Pia Noche June 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm

No, she didn’t find it difficult. Her PVT ratings were quite high. I believe they base the questions on the DepEd BEC (Basic Educ. Curriculum) which I made sure we covered. The disadvantage of taking the PVT is that a whole year’s work/progress boils down to these 30 questions per subject. As a homeschooling mom, you know that your child’s knowledge can not be measured in one test, but the sad reality is that this (the PVT results) is what the school needs if a former homeschooler wants to re-enter the educational system.

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 24, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Yes, that’s the sad reality daw talaga. :( Hay. Anyway, I’d love to learn more from you — maybe even write a blog post of how you homeschooled independently and did the PVT, how you prepared your daughter for it, etc. :D Can you please email me at tina@trulyrichmom.com? :)

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Pia Noche June 27, 2013 at 11:37 am

I’m sorry for the late reply. I’ll start making a write-up on our homeschooling experience soon, but it might take some time. Thank you for asking. I will e-mail you the write-up as soon as I’m done.

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Tina@TrulyRichMom June 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Wow, that’s awesome! :) Thanks in advance, Pia! NO RUSH and NO PRESSURE, ok? :) God bless!

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