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The Surprising Simple Joys that Pandemic Homeschoolers Discovered 

We asked new 2020 homeschoolers about the simple joys they have discovered this school year, and boy, did they tell us! Although many of these families were forced into schooling at home when schools closed or changed to virtual models, … Continue reading

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The Simplest Way to Prevent or Overcome Learning Loss

It's easy to worry about learning loss. You've worked so hard to teach a child his math facts ... and now you're afraid he'll forget them. I want to encourage you that no learning is ever wasted. When children make … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Homeschool Doldrums & How to Beat Them

Do you or your kids have a little cabin fever? If so, you are definitely not alone. This time of year is often very hard for homeschoolers ... even those who aren't in the middle of a snow-packed winter or … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Celebrating School Choice in a Year of Forced Decisions

Jan. 24-30, 20201 is School Choice Week, a time when Americans celebrate their freedom to choose how to educate their children whether it's in a public school, private school, charter school, homeschooling, distance learning, or some other hybrid set-up. In … Continue reading

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Stories from New Homeschoolers: Teaching Multiple Children

In the Sonlight Connections group (membership for anyone with a free account on sonlight.com) and the Teacher Connection group (membership offered to qualified new Sonlighters), we asked brand new, unexpected homeschoolers how they are juggling the task of homeschooling multiple children. It's quite an adjustment … Continue reading

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6 Remedies When Your Child's Spelling Is Not Up to Par

Has your child ever written a completely indiscernible sentence? Is their spelling so atrocious that you can’t even make out simple words? Has their spelling worsened since the never-ending spring break coronavirus quarantine and the subsequent shift to virtual schooling? … Continue reading

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5 Ways Homeschooling Is Not Like Quarantine-schooling

If you struggled for three months this spring with what you thought was homeschooling because your children were doing schoolwork at home, consider this: Quarantine-schooling is not the same thing as homeschooling. Here are five key ways that they are different. And as … Continue reading

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