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.

Bigger Than Goals: Why You Need a Homeschool Mission Statement

"Our Sonlight books get so much use! Elijah loves to look at the illustration-rich books during his free time. So grateful for Sonlight's amazing book choices that make learning so fun for our children!" Tracy M. of Germantown, MD What … Continue reading

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7 Keys for an Extraordinary Education at Home

Parents choose to homeschool precisely because they want their children to excel and to make a place for themselves in the world. But many parents copy what the public school is doing, buying desks and a stack of workbooks. This … Continue reading

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How to Use Copywork and Dictation to Teach Language Arts

"Sonlight's LA program has boosted my girls' reading, spelling, and writing."Erin H. of Franklin, TN Copywork and dictation practices have been around for ages. We can even see examples of its importance in the Bible when men dedicated their lives … Continue reading

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7 Reasons to Buy Your Homeschool Curriculum in Early Spring

Although your new school year may be 4-5 months away, April is the best month to order Sonlight’s newest materials. Here are 7 reasons why we think early spring is the optimum time for getting your new homeschool curriculum purchases … Continue reading

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How and When to Combine Children in Your Homeschool

Beginning to homeschool is rife with questions; homeschooling with multiple children even more so. While Sonlight curriculum resolves many of the problems a new homeschooler faces, it can be overwhelming to think about using a different History / Bible / … Continue reading

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3 Tools to Use When Your Child Gets Stuck During Homeschool

You’ve been watching your daughter stare at the same math problem for fifteen minutes. It could turn into 45 minutes, but you know better than to let it drag on that long. You want to rail at her to get … Continue reading

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How to Make Homeschool Routines Automatic with Action Linking

While all children are a bit disorganized and have a hard time remembering to take care of their belongings, some struggle more than others. If you have a child who never puts away pencils, who rarely remembers to place dishes … Continue reading

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