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When Your Child Wants to Go to School (Instead of Homeschooling)

It’s common for homeschooled children (and their parents) to wonder about or want to try public school. But, when children start insisting they would rather go to school than be homeschooled, it can hit hard. Parents do not make the … Continue reading

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6 Life-giving Reasons to Consider a Four-day Homeschool Week

When it comes to planning for homeschool, we moms consider so many different aspects: our teaching style our children's learning styles curriculum options academic subjects One of the most overlooked aspects of homeschool planning, however, is how many days of … Continue reading

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How to Choose Among Sonlight Preschool, Pre-K, and A

When you are starting out as a homeschooler or adding enrichment to a daycare or preschool program, it can be an agonizing choice to pick which of Sonlight’s most basic programs is the best fit. All three programs—Preschool, Pre-K, and … Continue reading

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Since Sonlight Books Are So Good, Why Are They Ever Replaced?

Ever wonder why Sonlight books are so good? It's because Sarita and her team review new releases year-round, a massive undertaking. You can’t just go to the library and pull random books off the shelf and end up with an … Continue reading

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Raising College Ready Students with a Literature-Rich Curriculum

A quote from David Coleman, president of the College Board and designer of the SAT and AP tests, caught my attention: “The single most important predictor of student success in college is the ability to read a range of complex … Continue reading

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How to Throw an End of the Year Homeschool Showcase

When we began homeschooling, one of my concerns was that there would not be many opportunities for my children to show what they’ve learned. In public school, it seems that there are plenty of chances to proudly display your work … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Assess (and Document) Your Child's Learning

Assessing your child doesn’t have to be complicated. My favorite motto for just about everything homeschool related is “Keep It Simple!” So keep that in mind as you read through this list, and remember that there are several different ways … Continue reading

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