Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

A bi-weekly encouraging message from Sonlight’s President, Sarita Holzmann. Sarita’s Word is featured in The Beam.

Help! I'm Scared to Teach Math and Writing

Two subjects in particular can strike fear in a homeschool parent's heart: math and writing. You know they're crucial for your child's academic success. But you may doubt your ability to teach them well. Perhaps you struggled in these subjects … Continue reading

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Teach How Jesus Taught

How have children learned from the beginning of time? How did Jesus himself teach his followers? Through stories, in the context of relationship. And that is just what Sonlight comes alongside you to help you do. We help you teach … Continue reading

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If my kids don’t beg for school, can they still love to learn?

You’ve probably heard it: Love to Learn, Love to Teach, Guaranteed. I get great joy from helping families love to learn together. But you may wonder what it actually means to love to learn? What does that look like? Do … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Ease Your Transition from Public School to Homeschool

To say I was a reluctant homeschooler is an understatement. When my husband suggested we homeschool, I said, “You’re not going to enslave me like that! No way!” As an introvert, I did not want to be stuck with my … Continue reading

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Teach Your Child To Read With Happy Cheetah

Do you have a child struggling to read or one just learning to read? Happy Cheetah Reading can help. Your child can learn to read frustration-free. Continue reading

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A Simple Model for Making New Year's Resolutions

"My kids love to read, so it was only natural to pick a literature-based curriculum like Sonlight. My favorite thing about homeschooling is packing our backpack of books and schooling outside as much as I can when the weather permits. … Continue reading

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Second-guessing: Did I make the right decision to homeschool?

Big Brother Caleb loves to read to his little sister Abi. "My books are in bad shape because they are so well used, but my kids' minds couldn't be more stimulated, educated, and happy—reading another beloved Sonlight book! Thank you … Continue reading

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