Tag Archives: educational gifts

Why We Have a No Toy Policy

Yes, I have a No Toy Policy. Before you think we have read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and have gone over the Feng Shui deep end, let me share an observation that happened about sixteen years ago while¬†visiting … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

You won't find a lot of Christmas stories in the Sonlight programs. Because Sonlighters start at various times (like all our Down Under friends, whose school year runs the calendar year), there isn't a way to assign Christmas books so … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas Day 11: Classical Music Start-Up Kit

I am thrilled to present these three albums to you, as all three are dear to me. At some point during my last years at home, I came across The Classical Music Start-Up Kit, a two-volume set. I had never … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas Day 9: Homeschool Programming

I was surprised recently to realize that somewhere around 90% of personal computers run Microsoft. Among my friend group, I can't think of any who use anything other than Apple, so that number shocked me. Then I was surprised again … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas Day 8: MathTacular

  One Thanksgiving I did most of the cooking for my extended family. I had two young children at the time, and needed hours of uninterrupted prep time on Wednesday. That day, my boys watched all four hours of MathTacular! … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas Day 7: Art

As a homeschooling mom, I rarely have managed to get to art. I'm not proud of that. It's just the truth. So when I was assigned to write about ARTistic Pursuits, I dreaded it. I could just see my failure, … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

During Holzmann Family Fun Weeks, our family reunions, we do a 1000-piece puzzle almost every night. We find that fitting puzzle pieces together, slowly creating order from chaos, is not only immensely satisfying, but it brings family members together so … Continue reading

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