Category Archives: Enrichment

Afterschooling, Funschooling, and Electives

The Ultimate Summer Bucket List of Life Skills for Homeschoolers

Parents needs summer vacation as much as their children! It's a time to relax and recover. But summer days are also a great time to squeeze in topics that might be neglected during the homeschool year—like life skills! Homeschoolers joke … Continue reading

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Summer Camp at Home: A DIY Guide for Homeschoolers

Do you want to enrich and refresh your child this summer? Many families in my hometown turn to day camps—from Computer Programming Camp to Ninja Warrior Camp—as a way to fill their children’s summer days with fun and learning. I’ve … Continue reading

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4 Field Trips You Haven't Taken (& How To Tie Them to Sonlight)

We all know the best part of homeschooling is being able to open our front door use our community as a classroom. And we know that the best part of being a Sonlight family is the rich reading experiences we … Continue reading

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3 Outside-the-box Learning Activities When You Need a Day of Fun

Although learning is fun and Sonlight is a wonderfully delightful way to homeschool, there are times when you or your kids get in a rut. On those days when motivation is waning or bad attitudes are cropping up, a small … Continue reading

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8 Low Budget Ways to Add Performing Arts to Your Homeschool

I own it: ours is a family that values the arts. As such, our homeschool is one where we prioritize immersion and exposure to all forms of creative expression. Fellow homeschoolers often lament that while they find it easy to … Continue reading

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How After School Reading Develops Emotional Intelligence

We often praise living books for their academic value—as well we should! But what is often overlooked is the emotional intelligence our children develop from exposure to great literature. Though my children attend public school now, we often read books from … Continue reading

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How Homeschool Electives are a Blessing Not a Burden

When it comes to offering your children electives, do you ever ask yourself: How do I teach things I know nothing about? Why is it beneficial to add to the curriculum? When can I find time to add an elective? … Continue reading

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