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 Choosing Homeschool Curriculum

"Sonlight's Instructor's Guides, ready-made science kits, and everything in one box has made it so much easier than I ever imagined to teach my children. You can't go wrong when choosing to go with an All-Subjects Package from Sonlight!" -Becky … Continue reading

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3 Steps for Teaching Multiple Ages to Learn Independently

“Mom, can you read this to me?” “Mom, can you help me with this?” “Mom, I have a question!” You probably hear these words from your own children, like I do, many times every school day. I find I am … Continue reading

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How We Tried 7 Homeschool Philosophies and Settled on Sonlight

When I first started homeschooling, it never occurred to me to adapt to a particular homeschool philosophy. I hadn’t even realized that they existed! I simply ordered every single homeschool catalog I could get my hands on. When I found … Continue reading

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4 Ways to Get Dad Involved in the Homeschool Day

Homeschool families come in all varieties! In some, homeschool duties are split equally by parents while in others the father is the main homeschooler. But many families are like mine growing up—Dad worked a demanding job and attended graduate school … Continue reading

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5 Tricks to Memorize Scripture, Poetry, Songs, and Great Speeches

Odelia (6) reviews her memory verse for the week. "[My children] have grown to love memorizing Bible verses. Sonlight is great for our kids because they love listening to stories. They have tons of questions as we read, and their … Continue reading

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Bible Time: The Most Important Part of Your Homeschool Day

It was Bible time, a part of every homeschool day and scheduled in our Instructor's Guide. Bible was one of the subjects that our whole family did together before going separate ways to tackle our own subjects. Mom would read … Continue reading

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Being a Homeschool Curriculum Junkie—How & Why to Just Say No

Do any of these descriptors apply to you in relation to homeschool curriculum? You sell curriculum and still have shelves brimming with books and resources? You frequently loan your not-in-use curriculum to friends? You often switch curriculum? And then switch … Continue reading

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