Category Archives: Summer Learning

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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3 Ways To Give Your Summer Structure

Summer promises freedom. And, oh, do we crave that freedom—freedom from the obligation of daily assignments, the to and fro of weekly practices, and the hectic pace of co-op schedules. But then, sometime around the five-week mark of an extended … Continue reading

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Creative Ways Kids Can Write More this Summer

Handwriting and writing are a common casualty of summer learning loss. This phenomenon results when children lose ground on hard-earned, newly acquired skills from lack of use. Even those of us who homeschool year-round are often ready for a switch … Continue reading

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Six No-fuss Ideas to Encourage Summer Reading

I've heard many stories through the years about children who use Sonlight and now love to read. As part of the full curriculum, the remarkable Readers and Read-Alouds in each program have helped them catch the reading bug. When summer … Continue reading

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Test Drive Homeschooling this Summer: A DIY Guide for Families

I would be a millionaire if I had a dime for every time I’ve heard, “I would love to homeschool. I just don’t think I could do it.” Plenty of parents see the value in homeschooling and are drawn to … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Finish Your Homeschool Year Strong

When spring rolls around, it gets harder and harder to keep young minds focused on staying inside and finishing up the school year. As warm weather beckons outdoors, it’s tempting to put off schoolwork and head outside! Here is a … 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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