Category Archives: Enrichment

Afterschooling, Funschooling, and Electives

How After School Reading Develops Emotional Intelligence

We often praise living books for their academic value—as well we should! But what is often overlooked is the emotional intelligence our children develop from exposure to great literature. Though my children attend public school now, we often read books from … Continue reading

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How Homeschool Electives are a Blessing Not a Burden

When it comes to offering your children electives, do you ever ask yourself: How do I teach things I know nothing about? Why is it beneficial to add to the curriculum? When can I find time to add an elective? … Continue reading

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Afterschooling Art at Home When School Doesn't Provide It

Art as a school subject is in a unique situation. Everyone agrees that it is important. Life is more beautiful, expressive, and fulfilling when we create and can enjoy others’ creations. Art is an end in itself, but what some … Continue reading

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5 Types of Hands-On Projects and Extras Perfect for Sonlight

My oldest child is logical and practical. While my husband insists that our oldest is practically a replica of me, this is one area where we are as different as night and day. I am a creative person who loves … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Afterschool That Don't Feel Like School at All

Special Introduction to This Post This article is the first by a new contributor Jen Brimhall. She brings a unique slant to the Sonlight blog because she and her children have used all kinds of educational options: public school, private … Continue reading

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6 Ways to Cultivate Interests and Raise a Well-rounded Child

I was half amused and half overwhelmed one day as my children were gathered around the lunch table with me. My oldest son was chatting on continually about current signees for our favorite college basketball team. My other son found … Continue reading

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7 Truths to Zap Your Fears about Teaching Homeschool Art History

Art, it seems, is one of the more misunderstood subjects. In my conversations with homeschool parents, I’ve encountered over and over the idea that only artistically-minded families can adequately teach homeschool art history, or that art is somehow more difficult … Continue reading

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