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How We Tried 7 Homeschool Philosophies and Settled on Sonlight

When I first started homeschooling, it never occurred to me to adapt to a particular homeschool philosophy. I hadn’t even realized that they existed! I simply ordered every single homeschool catalog I could get my hands on. When I found … Continue reading

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6 Things to Know Before Teaching a Child How to Read at Home

Reading is the academic building block for every other subject and is often used as the primary standard when evaluating how well a child is doing in school. But deciding how (and when) to start can be difficult. There are … Continue reading

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Why Sonlight Curriculum Doesn't Use Parent Scripts

I wholeheartedly believe that God equips you to teach your children and that Sonlight can be one small part of that equipping! But Sonlight has never tried to dictate everything for you to believe or say to your children while teaching … Continue reading

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7 Q&As for Homeschooling the Advanced Reader

Some children are advanced readers who excel at reading. Either they read naturally without a lot of instruction, or they learn it effortlessly after a few lessons and quickly zoom way ahead of grade level. If you have an advanced … Continue reading

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5 Simple Ways to Extend and Deepen Your Homeschool Bible Reading

Seven years ago when we began our homeschool journey, my goal was simple. We wanted to raise children to love the Lord with their hearts, minds, and souls, and to love their neighbor as themselves. We figured that if we … Continue reading

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5 Vital Road Markers of a Homeschool Plan for Gifted Learners

As a young student, I spent several years attending a pilot school as part of a gifted and talented program. The combination of challenge and freedom I experienced there sparked my love for learning and created a passion for discovery. When … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Teach History Without a Textbook

Sonlight teaches History using great books, in a method that over the last three decades has proven itself to be both powerful and effective. But why would we choose to rely on literature instead of other tried-and-true materials or methods? … Continue reading

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