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Photo Contest ends tomorrow! (8/12)

August 11th, 2014
The Sonlight Photo Contest is winding down: Enter your Love to Learn photos through Aug. 12.
Would you show and tell other families how Sonlight delights your children and helps you love to learn together? If your photo and accompanying caption are selected, we'd like to feature your family in the 2015 catalog, and perhaps award you one of these prizes, too:

  1. $500 Sonlight gift certificate/catalog cover feature/framed print
  2. $250 Sonlight gift certificate/framed print
  3. $100 Sonlight gift certificate/framed print

                                  Enter my photo(s) in the contest

To publish your photo, we need to know a bit of the story behind it. (Get tips here.) Here are some examples, excerpted from last year's contest:

"Sonlight teaches us to view the world through the lens of the Bible, to know God's heart for other nations, to love his people and learn to communicate Christ in meaningful ways." – Abigal S, South Africa
"Experiencing Sonlight books together has bonded us in a special way. My children are friends and they have these wonderful books in common." – Ellen W, Encinitas, CA
"I love Sonlight's style because it teaches our children HOW to think, not WHAT to think." – Phil M, Warsaw, OH
 Aug. 12 is tomorrow. Would you show and tell families who are searching for a meaningful homeschool experience how Sonlight works for you?

Through Aug. 15: 9-Month Interest-Free Payment Plans!

August 5th, 2014
We've expanded your payment options: Order by Aug. 15

Have you made a curriculum decision? Today through Aug. 15, when you order $799 or more of ANY Sonlight products, you can enjoy nine months of interest-free payments*.

Full-Grade Packages are available year-round with a 9-month payment plan. For the next two weeks, take advantage of that same budget-friendly option when you buy a History, Bible, Language Arts and Reading (Core) Package – or any products of your choice that total $799 or more. Dive in! Be ready for your school year now and take nine months to pay. 
More benefits for you

Place your order before Aug. 15 and start the countdown to Box Day. Be sure to let us know if we can do anything else to pave the way for a great year ahead.

*Three-month payment plans are available year-round on orders of $399 or more. For a limited time, we're offering a nine-month payment plan on any order of $799 or more to qualifying customers in the U.S. and Canada.

Science Explorations

August 3rd, 2014

Sample Sonlight Science now, get $20 off any complete program later
These science samplers are "lite" enough for a relaxed summer schedule, and filling enough to satisfy your young scientists' appetite and keep them engaged in learning.
Explore Science A, B or C
Your options include:
  • Explorations in Science A (biology, botany and physics)
  • Explorations in Science B (animals, astronomy and physics)
  • Explorations in Science C (geology, meteorology and mechanical technology)
NOTE: If you don't already own it, you'll need the Non-Consumable Science Supplies Kit. Buy one kit and you can use it with Explorations in Science, along with all other Sonlight Science courses.
Get $20 off a complete Sonlight Science program
Order Explorations in Science A, B or C by Aug. 31, and we'll give you $20 toward the future purchase* of any full Sonlight Science program
Sonlighters Core Club member? Take 10% off the listed price, plus free shipping (lower 48 states)!
What they're saying about Sonlight Science
Before I switched to Sonlight, I was a stressed-out mom, especially in the area of science. Sonlight makes it so easy. – Cristen B, Hilton, NY
If it weren't for Sonlight Science, experiments might NEVER happen at our house. – Beverly J, Las Vegas, NV
Leah loves Sonlight's hands-on science, especially the experiments! – Lisabeth K, Janesville, WI  
Other Sonlight summer-learning opportunities
* $20 coupon good through Aug. 31, 2015, toward the purchase of any complete Sonlight Science program  

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Computer Programming: Teach your children to think!

July 31st, 2014

"Everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer … because it teaches you to think." – Steve Jobs

Did you know that Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers are growing at twice the national average? That means 1 million STEM positions are likely to go unfilled by the year 2020!

Is there a budding computer programmer, scientist or engineer in your family?

Hands-on, professional-grade programming for homeschoolers
Designed for homeschoolers by homeschooling parents with 20+ years of computer science/engineering experience, KidCoder™and TeenCoder™ courses offer your students an opportunity to create their own websites, programs, video games and apps.

Your options include:

  • Windows Programming
  • Game Programming
  • Java Programming
  • Android Programming
  • (NEW!) Beginning & Advanced Web Design

No prior expertise needed
Nontechnical? No worries! This award-winning self-study curriculum empowers your young programmers to learn, enjoy and create on their own. Each one-semester course also includes engaging animated instructional videos that supplement and reinforce learning.
Prepare for the future
Looking to build a compelling transcript for college? Upper-level programming courses help your students gain widely recognized, in-demand technical skills.

  • Sonlighters Core Club member? Take 10% off the listed Homeschool Programming price! All Club benefits apply.
  • Free shipping (50 states, APO/FPO/Territories)

What they're saying about Homeschool Programming

Homeschool Programming has been extremely helpful to our son in learning a subject I would have struggled to teach. It breaks things down step-by-step in a way that even the most intimidated person can understand. – Monica P

It has been a terrific addition for both our middle and high schooler. I don't think we could find a better programming curriculum and we will continue to use it. – Kelly E

Prior to homeschooling, I worked for a company where the programmers used the same development software and languages that are in this course. A definite thumbs-up! – Dawn O, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine review
Other Sonlight summer-learning opportunities
  • Summer Readers – spellbinding book packages for all ages and interests
  • MathTacular (DVDs) – math made unbelievably understandable … and fun!  

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Put some numbers in their summer!

June 13th, 2014

Keep your kids on track
Did you know the average summer learning loss in math and reading for American students is about one month every year? Worse yet, the loss is cumulative, summer after summer, and can impact your student's success.
Unbelievably Understandable Math
MathTacular®is highly engaging and just plain fun! (Who knew you could turn a car into a rolling ruler?) As your children shadow Professor/Detective Justin and friends through humorous and intriguing scenarios, they'll learn – and remember – a whole spectrum of mathematical concepts without even knowing it.
Who can benefit from MathTacular?
MathTacular is generally appropriate for kindergarten through grade 5 students. Older students can also benefit from MathTacular 4 (word problems). Families often use the program to reinforce what they've learned during the school year. It's also an entertaining refresher for learners of any age who want to brush up on math skills.
What does MathTacular cover?
MathTacular teaches more than we can tell you here. Here's an overview of what to expect:
  • MathTacular: addition, subraction, ordinal numbers, mass, fractions, measuring and more
  • MathTacular 2: money, time, place, value, area, statistics, perimeter, graphs, estimating, basic geometry and more
  • MathTacular 3: prime numbers, factors, angles, coordinate planes, time zones, conversion, long division and more
  • MathTacular 4: finally, world problems made simple!

Learn More / Buy MathTacular

Sonlighters Core Club member? Take 10% off the listed MathTacular price! All Club benefits apply.
What they're saying about MathTacular
"Math has never been one of my strong points. To see my children have fun with it brings me joy. I love the MathTacular series that reinforces what they're learning." – Teresa C, Belding, MI
"Both Simon and Sophia loved watching MathTacular to learn more about addition, subtraction and money." – Michele A, Valdosta, GA
"All of my kids enjoy watching MathTacular with Justin. It's better then a movie and they learn so much!" – Vicktoriya M, Soldotna, AK

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