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Why Sonlight Uses Books that Some Homeschoolers Won't Touch

Our editorial team has very high standards for every book and product we carry. There is no item in our curriculum that has not been carefully and very thoughtfully selected. Even a book that you find distasteful, we have included … Continue reading

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"Dear Sarita, Why did you choose that book?"

I've received a lot of feedback in 28 years. I treasure the stacks of letters from Sonlight parents who love the books I choose. But occasionally, I get letters that criticize—or even express great disappointment—in the titles I so carefully … Continue reading

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Using Books to Spark Difficult Discussions About Hard Topics

“Do we really need to tell a Kindergartener about Hitler?” I wondered when I saw Twenty and Ten by Claire Huchet Bishop in our collection of Kindergarten Read-Alouds. The same day I opened that box from Sonlight and wondered about … Continue reading

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Homeschooling at its Best is Education, Not Indoctrination

With homeschooling, you have the daily opportunity to teach your values and pass on your beliefs to your children. There is, of course, no guarantee that your children will choose to agree with you at the end of the day. … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Teaches Critical Thinking (Even Though It's Hard)

If you have a baby and would like her to learn to speak English as she grows, what would you do? Would you go out and buy a vocabulary curriculum for her, start it at 6 months old and trust … Continue reading

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Your Presence: A Gift to Your Children that Lasts a Lifetime

I think a lot about what I want to do for my kids to help them succeed in life. Just recently I was combatting the “I’m not doing enough” feeling and a simple Pinterest browse sent me reeling. As I … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Handles the Trivium

Or "How You Get a Classical Education with Sonlight You and Your Children Will Love" What is a Classical Education? The basic idea behind a "Classical Education" or the "trivium" is that learning progresses through three main stages: Grammar (accumulating … Continue reading

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