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.

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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Getting the Most Out of the Sonlight Bible Reading Plan

The Bible reading portion in Sonlight's History / Bible / Literature programs is one of our favorite parts of the day. I particularly appreciate how the assignments are listed at the very top of the Instructor’s Guide, a simple reminder … Continue reading

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What Makes Sonlight a Christian Homeschool Curriculum?

Ony (age 12), captivated by a biography"We enjoy reading biographies of missionaries and real people who are advancing the kingdom of God. It is inspiring, and as a mission-minded family, Sonlight helps us instill that love for missions and that … Continue reading

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Christmas School: Adding Holiday Cheer to Homeschool Academics

It’s the time of year when festive carols are playing, Christmas performances are happening at local venues, and streets are filled with beautiful lights on homes. All I want to do is to ditch real life for watching Christmas movies, … Continue reading

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3 Tips for the First-Year Homeschooler

Lanie (age 4) and Liam (age 6), reading in the hammock "One of the greatest joys of our first year of homeschooling has been to watch my oldest two children's relationship blossom. I've often found them nestled together, reading books … Continue reading

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How To Overcome Your Fear of Homeschooling

Liam (age 6), mastering math "When we decided to homeschool our oldest, one of my hesitations was math. I'd never really enjoyed it, much less taught it, but Sonlight offered so many great curriculum options that I felt we couldn't … Continue reading

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