Tag Archives: Homeschooling

7 Reasons Not to Teach Reading Early

"When my three-and-a-half year old asked to learn to read, I panicked. I had no idea where to start. I talked to one of Sonlight's Advisors, and she got us all set with Kindergarten Language Arts. The Instructor's Guide is … Continue reading

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Bible Time: The Most Important Part of Your Homeschool Day

It was Bible time, a part of every homeschool day and scheduled in our Instructor's Guide. Bible was one of the subjects that our whole family did together before going separate ways to tackle our own subjects. Mom would read … Continue reading

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Eating Your Curriculum: 3 Ways to Devour History and Geography

Lots of homeschooling families find that the dining table is an integral part of their learning experience. In many homes you’ll see a kitchen table covered with Instructor’s Guides, great literature, and math books for the bulk of the day. … Continue reading

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3 Ways Homeschooling is Fantastic for Families Living Overseas

S. family, Sonlighters from Brantford, Ontario, serving in the Philippines We're missionaries living in the Philippines and have been using Sonlight almost as long as Josiah has lived. We couldn't imagine life without it. The full grade packages give us … Continue reading

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4 Questions to Ask Your Harshest Homeschool Critics

We’ve all met a homeschool critic. From the well-meaning neighbor who retired from teaching in 1997 to the UPS guy who doesn’t have children but is sure your local public school is the best in the state,  it’s annoying to … Continue reading

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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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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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