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5 Ways to Make Your Family Vacation More Educational

G. Family, Sonlighters from Green Cove Springs, FL One of the most talked-about benefits of homeschooling is how it frees families to travel more often together, mainly because they are not tied to a strict school schedule. In addition, homeschool … Continue reading

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Why Sonlight Studies Both Western and Eastern Hemispheres

Sonlight devotes much more time to studying cultures outside of Europe and North America than most curricula do. Why? Well, I believe we should study those for whom God cares most deeply. Which turns out to be the whole world! … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Children Appreciate Their Homeschool Education

Not until I was an adult did I fully appreciate how my father educated me. I had a childhood that you typically find only in dreams. I was raised on a mountain in the heart of the River Valley of … Continue reading

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How & Why to Teach Your Children to See More Than One Perspective

We don’t see perfectly, because we don’t (and can’t) see everything. But with our finite view of the world, we can do our best to listen to others and to hear their perspectives. This is something we strive to do as homeschoolers: … Continue reading

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Give Kids Tools, Not Toys

My dad had a lot of great advice and wisdom. One of the many things I learned from him was the art of giving gifts to children. I remember it clearly. At that time I had three little boys, and … Continue reading

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Cultivating Big Picture Thinking (Versus Learning Rote Facts)

Some forms of education rely heavily on memorization. Think of that old rhyme, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Columbus is important to history. If you know the date when he sailed, you have a good reference … Continue reading

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Why Educate? A Christian Response

In Sonlight B’s Understood Betsy, Elizabeth Ann has an epiphany: never before had she known what she was doing in school. She had always thought she was there to pass from one grade to another, and she was ever so … Continue reading

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