Jonelle and Judy have posted about what Sonlight is to them, so I thought I'd jump in with my 2 cents' worth!
Sonlight to me is...
...being able to teach my kids the way I wish I'd been taught. Truly! Looking back I can see how I would have thrived in a literature-rich, learn-at-your-own-pace environment as opposed to the dry everybody-on-the-same-page public school setting that was my own educational experience. I am grateful I was able to offer my children something better.
...sharing favorite books with my children that I remember reading during my own childhood... familiar classics such as Charlotte's Web, Strawberry Girl, Caddie Woodlawn... and discovering, to my delight, how much more I got out of them re-reading them as an adult. That's something I probably would have never taken the time to do if it hadn't been for Sonlight.
...the learning lifestyle we've cultivated in our family. School doesn't end at a certain time each weekday. The learning continues wherever we go. I love to hear my kids say, "Oh! Remember when we read about..." various things we encounter when we're traveling or out-and-about around town or just going about our lives. It's great to see the stories become relevant.
...the home library we've built over the years. Books we want to go back to over and over. Books we look foward to sharing with future generations.
...most of all, the closeness we've developed as a family, sharing good books and engaging in spirited discussions. My kids have grown up loving to learn... and my husband and I have continued to learn right alongside them.
Enjoying the adventure,
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