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5 Reasons a Sonlight Program May Have Anachronistic Books

As you’re going through your homeschool year with Sonlight, you might occasionally wonder about the dramatic change in subject matter. Maybe you’re in Sonlight C, studying the Renaissance, when suddenly you have a Read-Aloud set in contemporary Manhattan. What?! Where … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Not to Supplement Your Sonlight Curriculum

This post was originally published as 5 Reasons I Don't Supplement our Homeschool Curriculum on Raising the Extraordinary. It is reposted here with permission of the author, Amy Mattson. I’ve noticed there are several traps homeschool moms tend to fall … Continue reading

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Teaching Our Children to Learn From Mistakes with Read-Alouds

Sonlight Read-Alouds give students a breadth and depth of knowledge—of world changers and famous stories, of poems and important events. This foundation of cultural literacy comes easily and pleasantly through reading and discussing great books. Reading great books also increases connection … Continue reading

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How to Clean Up Your Homeschool Schedule Like You Tidy a Room

I can clean a child’s room, spotless, in under 10 minutes—even the biggest disaster of a room. All it takes is a broom and some determination. The trouble with cleaning a messy room isn’t the stuff in the room—it's the … Continue reading

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4 Low Cost Tools for Learning Geography the Natural Way

Did you know the average individual knows the locations of only 18 of the world's 193 or so countries? With such poor understanding of political geography, you might question if learning geography even matters today. Do children (and their parents) … Continue reading

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3 Common Myths about Big Box Homeschool Curriculum

I knew I wanted to homeschool my children before my first was even born. Volunteering as a veterinarian in local wildlife centers and spay/neuter clinics gave me the opportunity to meet some amazing homeschooling families and see firsthand the many … Continue reading

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Is Sonlight a Charlotte Mason Homeschool or Classical Education?

When I first began homeschooling, I was asked by several people, “What type of homeschooler are you?” And I would happily reply, “The kind who does school at home!” It took me a few months to realize that there are … Continue reading

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