What's New at Sonlight
Exciting Updates, Product Changes & Additions for 2023

Discover all of the new products, curriculum packages, product updates, changes, and more—all available March 30, 2023. Prior to March 30, 2023, all curriculum materials on sonlight.com are the 2022 curriculum materials. Sign up for our email newsletter (at the very bottom of the website) to be the first to know when the new curriculum catalog is available!

March is your opportunity to purchase Sonlight’s current, 2022 curriculum before it’s replaced with the 2023 curriculum… and before prices go up March 30. When you purchase in March, you'll also get our best bonus offers on qualifying curriculum purchases. Learn more about special offers here!

Sonlight's NEW Standards-Based Science Programs

When is the best time to buy?

Although your new school year may be months away, we think earlier is better when it comes to getting your new homeschool curriculum purchases squared away. Check out the calendar here to see the special offers you can expect to receive when you purchase your curriculum in March vs. April 2022.

Watch the video below for tips and help placing your 2022-2023 curriculum order. Video includes more information about March & April special offers!

Sonlight's NEW Standards-Based Science Programs

Build a Customized All-Subjects Package with the NEW ASP Bundle Feature

Our new website offers a new and easy way to build a customized All-Subjects Package. This feature allows you to add all of the components of an All-Subjects Package based on your family's individual needs and then you bundle to save 20% off retail.

This new feature uses the history course you've chosen to analyze your cart, prompts you to add the missing components of an All-Subjects Package, and then walks you through the steps to add everything you need to create a custom All-Subjects Package.

You must have either a History / Bible / Literature or High School History / Bible and High School Literature / Language Arts course for the bundle tool to work. Once the qualifying history course has been added to your cart, you'll automatically see the bundle tool in your cart. Watch the short video below for an in-depth demo. If you have any questions, please contact our Customer Service or Advisor team and we'll walk you through it.

Standards-Based Science Programs, Levels K-D

Shop Sonlight's new, stem-centered homeschool science programsShop Sonlight's new, stem-centered homeschool science programs

Sonlight's NEW Standards-Based Science Programs

Sonlight’s popular Level D program is completely new and redesigned. Joining Levels K-C—these science programs now adhere to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)1. In total, Sonlight Science levels K-D now combine our signature literature-based style of learning using the standards-based approach of learning through application.

Sonlight's new science programs will prepare your children to become future scientists by training them to think scientifically. Beyond studying classic scientific topics, Sonlight Science creates a learning environment in which students can gain the skills and practices used by scientists and engineers to answer questions, solve problems, and innovate and improve their own designed solutions.

In addition, each level becomes more interconnected as brand-new hands-on experiments now tie directly to the rest of the content. Each weekly experiment helps bring to life the scientific content read each week. Sonlight’s great books provide the context, while the experiments help students apply scientific practices and principles to the topics they read about each week.

Now you have even more assurance that Sonlight Science provides an outstanding science education—at home.

1https://www.nextgenscience.org/voices-of-support NGSS is a registered trademark of Achieve. Neither Achieve nor the lead states and partners that developed the Next Generation Standards were involved in the production of this product, and do not endorse it.

Learn more about the new Sonlight Science Programs

Shop the Level D program.

A NEW Hands-On Pre-Kindergarten Program

Discover Sonlight's NEW Pre-K Homeschool Curriculum Package. Coming March 31, 2022!Discover Sonlight's NEW Pre-K Homeschool Curriculum Package. Coming March 31, 2022!

Nurture a love of learning for a lifetime with our brand new pre-kindergarten program!

Sonlight's pre-kindergarten program bridges the gap between the delightful picture books of Sonlight's preschool program, and the early chapter books and academics of Sonlight K. In addition to the few dozen books that will introduce your children to the world beyond your neighborhood, your children will develop key life skills, both cognitive and developmental—with hands-on Montessori-type materials and activities all designed to address the developmental needs of young children in a fun, relaxed, and interactive environment.

With the pre-k program, you'll build meaningful relationships and delightful memories with your children. You'll teach alphabet sounds and verbal skills, and work through four sequential workbooks dedicated to reading readiness, so your children will be ready for phonics next year. You'll give your children a basic understanding of the physical world around them through fundamental science concepts and prepare your children with broad foundations in Bible, art, and history.

Sonlight’s pre-k program embraces a nurturing learning environment where you create fond memories, build meaningful and intimate relationships, and prepare your children for a lifetime of learning.

This program is scheduled for 4 days a week, for 36 weeks.

Level D Update

Sonlight's NEW History / Bible / Literature D - Intro to American History, Year 1 of 2Sonlight's NEW History / Bible / Literature D - Intro to American History, Year 1 of 2

Sonlight Level D, Intro to American History, received an overall refresh with multiple new titles. This level will no longer offer the choice between Regular and Advanced Readers. The Readers in this level have been updated to a single set that will work well for all students. Language Arts D will also use the single set of Readers with updated assignments. 

Connect with a Sonlight Homeschool Advisor with any questions related to Sonlight Readers packages.

Shop Sonlight Level D.

Level 320 Update

Sonlight 320 History / Bible Course - 20th Century World HistorySonlight 320 History / Bible Course - 20th Century World History

Grade 5 Sonlight Readers

Level 320 received an overall refresh with multiple new titles and a brand new spine printed exclusively for Sonlight. In true Sonlight fashion, the new spine makes the 20th century come alive. Covering significant happenings from around the globe, decade by decade, in a unique storyboard style, this living book captures the dramatic turning points that have led us to where we are today.

Shop Sonlight Level 320.

Sonlight Homeschool Planner

Sonlight Homeschool PlannerSonlight Homeschool Planner

Whether you’re a habitual organizer (“a place for everything, and everything in its place!”) or a free spirit (“let’s go with the flow!”), this planner was designed with you in mind. Pages and templates for every imaginable checklist/calendar and flexibility to adapt as you go. All you need to keep track of the details of your busy homeschool life. Sonlight’s homeschool planner has everything you need to help you stay organized as you travel the journey of schooling your children at home.

Get Sonlight's homeschool planner here (now available!).

50 States Unit Study

Sonlight Unit Studies and Free Downloads

Most US states require homeschoolers to complete a study of their state’s history—typically around 4th grade. Now you have the option to meet that requirement in true Sonlight style with our brand-new 50 States Unit Study!

Would you like a small taste of what a Sonlight education is like? Our unit studies are patterned after our curriculum—literature-based** with discussion questions, hands-on activities, an easy to use daily schedule, and more. We also offer a variety of free downloads and ebooks to help you on your homeschool journey from Sonlight.

Get Sonlight's 50 States Unit Study here (coming soon!).

Discover all of Sonlight's Unit Studies & Free Downloads here.

New Rewards Program

Earn valuable Sonlight Rewards to use on your favorite homeschool products every time you shop at sonlight.com! Sonlight’s new Reward program is a simple and flexible way to save on your homeschool materials. Earn Rewards every time you shop and use the points later! It’s our way of saying thank you for being a part of the Sonlight family.

Learn more about the Rewards program here.

Review Your Order History

You can now see your past Sonlight order history when you log into your sonilght.com account.

  1. Log in at sonlight.com
  2. Click on your name in the upper right corner
  3. Click on Orders from the drop down menu
  4. Follow the prompts to review your past order history

You can also highlight previously purchased items on individual product pages. Navigate to the product page, choose your options from the drop-down menu(s), click on the WHAT'S INCLUDED tab, and then finally click on the button. This tools makes it easy to see what you have already purchased from a package and what you might consider purchasing to update the materials you already have on hand.

Homeschool Events—Online & In-Person

Sonlight Virtual and In-Person Events

Did you know Sonlight is on the road—in-person and virtually this year? We'd love to connect with you at an upcoming homeschool convention or virtual event to help and encourage you in your homeschool journey, or even help with your curriculum decisions.

Join us throughout the year as we bring together veteran homeschoolers, Sonlight Homeschool Advisors, homeschooling experts, curriculum creators, and Sonlight founder and president, Sarita Holzmann for several online events—you don't have to leave the couch! These virtual events give you the opportunity to connect and learn alongside fellow homeschoolers and experts. You'll get everything from practical homeschooling advice, real-world homeschooling experiences, encouragement, tips to enrich your homeschool, and even tools to decide if homeschooling is right for your family.

Learn more about our upcoming events here.

Updated Timeline Book

Sonlight's Hands-On Timeline Book

A long-time staple of our History / Bible / Literature program, The Timeline Book receives an exciting facelift this year. Check out the new cover below! Note, the inside pages did not change.

See the new Timeline Book.

Updated Scope and Sequence

With the addition of our new science programs, the Science Scope & Sequence has changed.

Wondering what that means for your next science curriculum purchase? Check out the updated Scope & Sequence for Sonlight's Level D Science program.

Learn more about scope and sequence changes for science

NEW Books & Curriculum Updates

As sometimes happens, titles go out of print or we replace a book in a particular curriculum package. We also update our Instructor's Guides yearly to fix mistakes, add notes and refine discussion questions, and more. In 2022, History / Bible / Literature levels K, A, B, C, B+C, D, E, D+E, G, H, W, J, 300, and 400 have new books. The Grade 5 Readers package also include a new title.

If you're planning to re-use a Sonlight level later with a younger child, or simply want the new books and updated Instructor's Guide, you can upgrade your existing Instructor's Guide for 50% off! 

Make sure you have the latest books and Instructor’s Guides. Sonlight’s repurchase discount makes upgrading easy and cost-effective so you can enjoy all of the improvements and upgrades available since your last time through the program.

Book Replacements & Updates for 2022

Level Removed Added
Pre-K A Treasury of Mother Goose My First Spanish Word Book
The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit Bible Sing-Along Collection
(Recommended Resource only)
The Complete Adventures of Peter Rabbit Pre-K Supplies Kit
K Violet Mackerel's Brilliant Plot Anna Hibiscus
A No Children, No Pets Room One: A Mystery or Two
Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet, Book 1
B A Year of Miss Agnes Ways to Grow Love
C The Apprentice Tiger Boy
The Adventures of Sir Lancelot
(removed from 4-day only. Still included in 5-day)
B+C A Year of Miss Agnes Ways to Grow Love
D Incans, Aztecs & Mayans Explore Native American Cultures! (5-day)
Secret of the Andes King George: What Was His Problem? (5-day)
Swift Rivers Peacemaker
Pocahontas and the Strangers The Story of the Amistad
Robert Fulton, Boy Craftsman Blood on the River
The Story of Eli Whitney Fever 1793
North American Indians The Trailblazing Life of Daniel Boone (5-day)
Secret of the Sealed Room
(moved from Advanced Readers to 4 & 5-day Readers)
The White House is Burning
(Read-Aloud in 5-Day, Reader in 4-Day)
Alamo All-Stars
(Read-Aloud in 5-Day, Reader in 4-Day)
Jericho's Journey
(moved from Advanced Readers to 4 & 5-day Readers)
Naya Nuki
(moved from Advanced Readers to 4 & 5-day Readers)
Vostaas: White Buffalo's Story of Plains
(moved from Advanced Readers to 5-day)
(moved from Advanced Readers to 5-day)
Stone Fox
(moved from Advanced Readers to 5-day)
Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia
(moved from Advanced Readers to 5-day)
The Corn Grows Ripe
(moved from Advanced Readers to 4 & 5-day Readers)
Updated the American Indian Prayer Guide
E Wee Sing America Patriotic Kids Songs
D+E Wee Sing America Patriotic Kids Songs
Pocahontas and the Strangers Blood on the River
G The Samurai's Tale
(removed from 4-day but still there for 5-day)
I, Juan de Pareja (now a 5-day Read-Aloud and 4-day Reader)
H Operation Yes Pay Attention, Carter Jones (5-day)
New Kid
W The Samurai's Tale
(Removed from Readers W. Still in 5-Day Readers G)
I, Juan de Pareja
J Mister Max The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963
A Ring of Endless Light Whittington
Our Only May Amelia
Truth and Transformation (moved from level 420)
300 Advanced Placement World History: Modern Modern History in Pictures
Hero of the Empire
The Blackbird Girls
400 Truth and Transformation (moved to level J) Miracles
Grade 5 Readers Pay Attention, Carter Jones
(moved to level H Read-Alouds)
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer

Learn more about upgrading old curriculum.

Have you downloaded the Sonlight App?

Download the Sonlight App-FREE

Join the Sonlight community! Gain access to rich homeschooling content, build meaningful connections with other homeschooling parents, download freebies, get homeschooling resources, and more. It's your one-stop-shop for everything Sonlight. Download today for encouragement, inspiration, live events, and everything you need to successfully homeschool. You can homeschool. Sonlight can help.

Available for iOS and Android.

Did you miss any of these 2021Highlights?

Sonlight Connections: A Homeschool Podcast

Sonlight Connections Homeschool Podcast

Listen in and connect with other homeschoolers for encouragement, tips, and fellowship. In our Connections Podcast, we explore homeschooling through the lens of literature-based, Christ-centered education. Join us for conversations about everything from organizing your homeschool to dealing with sibling conflict.

Listen in and learn more on our homeschool podcast page.

NEW Discover & Do Experiment Videos

Discover & Do Experiment Videos

There is no better way to delight your kids with the wonders of science (and reinforce lessons!) than by experiencing it firsthand through hands-on activities. With the new Discover & Do, your children learn by actually doing the science!

As a busy parent thought, you may not have the time to demonstrate every experiment for your children. With the new Discover & Do: Science Experiment Videos, your students will be able to watch the experiments and learn do it on their own.

Available in Sonlight Science K and A, the new Discover & Do: Science Experiment Videos are an ideal supplement to your child's education.

Learn more about the new Discover & Do: Science Experiment Videos

4-Day Bonus Book Collections

4-Day Bonus Books4-Day Bonus Books

Love the 4-Day schedule, but don’t want to miss any amazing books? We’ve heard you! The 5-Day only books are available in easy-order collections for all Readers and Read-Alouds for Sonlight levels K-J. Enjoy your 4-Day schedule and never miss another great book!

Learn more about 4-Day Bonus Books.

Just Book Collections

If you enjoy Sonlight's book selections but don't need a full program, we have an easy-order option for you. No more typing in your order title-by-title; now you can get all the Readers in an HBL or all the Read-Alouds, with a single click!

Learn more about Book Collections.

Fresh New Electives

Fresh New ElectivesFresh New Electives

New, fun extras in several categories. Arts and crafts, history, critical thinking, STEM/STEAM, games and activities, books, and more!

Shop all Electives & Enrichment.

Upgrade Your Sonlight Curriculum and Save up to 50%

Sonlight is committed to providing the best curriculum we can to our customers. Therefore, we continually revise our Instructor's Guides based greatly on your feedback.

To help you use Sonlight with multiple children, we give you a 50% discount on future editions of any Instructor’s Guide (IG) you purchase from Sonlight. This is one of the many amazing benefits of using a literature-rich program like Sonlight: So much of the material can be used again and again! Sonlight's Repurchase Discount makes upgrading even more cost-effective.

When you’re ready to re-use a program with a younger child, you can update to the most current version of the Instructor’s Guide you own and purchased from Sonlight at 50% of the cost. In other words, you still get the newest materials and half off your Instructor's Guides. The online cart will automatically apply this discount when you order online. Learn more below!

Learn more about upgrading old curriculum.

*Sonlight's repurchase discount applies only to Instructor's Guides. We offer the repurchase discount with the understanding that the new Instructor's Guide is for the purpose of replacing the previous edition(s) for the benefit of the original purchaser only. The system will automatically apply the 50% repurchase discount to a replacement IG on qualifying purchases. 50% discount cannot be combined with any other discounts. See repurchase discount details here.

**While Sonlight curriculum packages do come with all the books you need, the books are not always included in the unit studies. The product page will indicate if the books are included or not. Some unit studies are are digital PDFs that require Adobe Reader to open.

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