Tag Archives: Homeschooling

3 Reasons Explode the Code Should Be Part of Your Language Arts Curriculum

In Sonlight’s kindergarten through second grade, Explode the Code (ETC) is offered as an optional resource. Although Sonlight’s Language Arts is sufficient in itself without ETC, I think Explode the Code is a notable resource which should be part of … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Read Missionary Biographies

When I first started homeschooling, one attractive element of Sonlight’s curriculum was the fact that each age level contains missionary biographies or autobiographies. Learning about the lives of missionaries—their successes, failures, hardships, and devotion— is awe-inspiring. That awe is something … Continue reading

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Why Homeschooling Abroad is Tough (And How to Handle It)

"We knew we would be homeschooling when we were preparing to move to Papua New Guinea as missionaries. After doing research, we chose Sonlight because of its emphasis on learning from real books from a Christian perspective. We love Sonlight's … Continue reading

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4 Homeschool Extras You Shouldn't Skip

Homeschool families often end up choosing the homeschool lifestyle because they enjoy the freedom to make their own educational choices. They shun following a set of standardized guidelines about what each and every school day ought to include. Along the … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Sonlight's Markable Map

"We love this map! It’s a great hands-on tool for Kage (6) to use. This visual aid furthers his understanding of the size of each continent, the locations of the oceans, and much more. He is a visual learner like … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Timeline Figures for Homeschool History

Although Sonlight’s complete curriculum makes choosing a program for your child easy, The Timeline Book is can seem rather vague to new homeschoolers. They may have a hard time visualizing how it works or what benefits it brings. Once I … Continue reading

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5 Perks Every Homeschool Family Should Take Advantage Of

"We sold our house in Florida and just about everything we owned and began traveling the country in our RV. We now call it roadschooling instead of homeschooling. Traveling around the USA, visiting national parks, monuments, and historical places is … Continue reading

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