Category Archives: Amy

Table Subjects and Couch Subjects: The Key to Homeschooling Multiple Children

I have heard that there are a few families who manage a different History / Bible / Literature program for each child, but that would be too much for me with my five children. Instead, my approach to homeschooling multiple children is … Continue reading

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Cultivating Big Picture Thinking (Versus Learning Rote Facts)

Some forms of education rely heavily on memorization. Think of that old rhyme, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” Columbus is important to history. If you know the date when he sailed, you have a good reference … Continue reading

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Why Educate? A Christian Response

In Sonlight B’s Understood Betsy, Elizabeth Ann has an epiphany: never before had she known what she was doing in school. She had always thought she was there to pass from one grade to another, and she was ever so … Continue reading

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Fully Revised and Updated Language Arts Guides

We at Sonlight are thrilled to announce our completely revised and updated Language Arts Instructor’s Guides for Levels K through W (all levels below high school). If you’ve been part of the Sonlight family for very long, you have heard … Continue reading

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Sonlight's New, True 4-Day Programs

Do any of these apply to you? You’re in a homeschool co-op You enjoy a lot of field trips Your children have weekly appointments You like a Friday “fun day,” with tea and poetry, math games, and art You prefer to … Continue reading

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A Homeschooling Benefit: You are the One to Socialize Your Children!

When parents mention they are thinking about homeschooling, the most common question they hear is “But what about socialization?” I think this question means, “How will your children know how to act around others, if they only interact with your … Continue reading

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With Homeschooling, You Set the Pace So Children Never Have to Fail

If your child is 5 and reading at a third grade level, why would you leave her in school? She needs something more challenging. And if your child is 5 and barely recognizing letters yet, why would you leave him … Continue reading

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