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How to Choose Among Sonlight Preschool, Pre-K, and A

When you are starting out as a homeschooler or adding enrichment to a daycare or preschool program, it can be an agonizing choice to pick which of Sonlight’s most basic programs is the best fit. All three programs—Preschool, Pre-K, and … Continue reading

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Since Sonlight Books Are So Good, Why Are They Ever Replaced?

Ever wonder why Sonlight books are so good? It's because Sarita and her team review new releases year-round, a massive undertaking. You can’t just go to the library and pull random books off the shelf and end up with an … Continue reading

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Raising College Ready Students with a Literature-Rich Curriculum

A quote from David Coleman, president of the College Board and designer of the SAT and AP tests, caught my attention: “The single most important predictor of student success in college is the ability to read a range of complex … Continue reading

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How to Throw an End of the Year Homeschool Showcase

When we began homeschooling, one of my concerns was that there would not be many opportunities for my children to show what they’ve learned. In public school, it seems that there are plenty of chances to proudly display your work … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Assess (and Document) Your Child's Learning

Assessing your child doesn’t have to be complicated. My favorite motto for just about everything homeschool related is “Keep It Simple!” So keep that in mind as you read through this list, and remember that there are several different ways … Continue reading

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3 Steps Before You Begin Assessing Your Child’s Progress

“But how will I know if my child is where he should be?” That’s usually one of the first few questions prospective homeschool moms ask me. We always want to know if we are doing things correctly, if we are … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Make the Most of a Four-day Homeschool Week

Reducing our homeschool week to four days a week has been a game changer. The kids have more time for exploring individual interests, and I have increased freedom and flexibility for self-care, too. Discussing our schedule change with two friends—also … Continue reading

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