Category Archives: Homeschool Basics

Homeschool 101, getting started, and articles for those new to homeschooling. Here are the basics every homeschool parent wonders about and needs to have clarity on.

The Ultimate Guide to Sonlight's Markable Map

"We love this map! It’s a great hands-on tool for Kage (6) to use. This visual aid furthers his understanding of the size of each continent, the locations of the oceans, and much more. He is a visual learner like … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Timeline Figures for Homeschool History

Although Sonlight’s complete curriculum makes choosing a program for your child easy, The Timeline Book is can seem rather vague to new homeschoolers. They may have a hard time visualizing how it works or what benefits it brings. Once I … Continue reading

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5 Perks Every Homeschool Family Should Take Advantage Of

"We sold our house in Florida and just about everything we owned and began traveling the country in our RV. We now call it roadschooling instead of homeschooling. Traveling around the USA, visiting national parks, monuments, and historical places is … Continue reading

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Putting Technology in Its Rightful Place in Your Homeschool

When my first child was born, we were given a baby play mat with toys hanging above it. Incorporated into the design was a clear, rectangular window, intended for positioning a smartphone directly in the child’s line of sight. This … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Tackle Difficult Topics in Our Homeschool

"Thank you, Sonlight, for making homeschooling so doable for our family and so rewarding to my mother's heart! We just can't put a price tag on our joyful moments together!" The M. family of North Fairfield, OH We began our … Continue reading

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7 Seemingly Insignificant Homeschool Perks that Make a Big Difference

Karson (6) reads from with his super hero costume on. "As a first time homeschool mom, I was very timid when deciding whether to choose to homeschool. After researching Sonlight, I came to love how the program is run and … Continue reading

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You Don't Need a Teaching Degree to Homeschool... Here's Why

"We have used Sonlight since the beginning and absolutely love it! Homeschooling offers us the ability to spend more time with our siblings and pets, delve into our interests, and truly live a fuller life. Sonlight has helped make homeschool … Continue reading

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