Our family has used Sonlight homeschooling curriculum with great success. We love the fact that real books are used as the primary resource for teaching our children. Our kids love sitting on the sofa with us as we read to them from the excellent list of great books.
We also love the fact that Sonlight has done the hard work of putting together a great list of books that complete a theme. If you wish to cut costs, a good portion of the books used in the Sonlight curriculum can be checked out from the library. We have used Sonlight homeschooling curriculum for our seven year old girl and our eleven year old boy.
Thanks for posting about Sonlight homeschooling curriculum; its much appreciated! Blessings, Heather :)
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We absolutely loved Sonlight homeschool curriculum. My daughter found it fun and exciting as well as a personal challenge to do all the assignments before her brothers could finish theirs! (They were taking a higher level of Sonlight!) She really enjoyed the science program and while we personally skipped the creationist aspects, or only touched on them lightly, the labs and hands-on part of the science was great!
We have been using Sonlight for a couple of years, but not at the lower levels. My boys started Sonlight at level 4 and 6 and have moved up to the high school curriculums but this was the first lower level we used. I would highly recommend Sonlight homeschool curriculum to all families that want a quality education for their children.
While Sonlight is a little more expensive than some of the competition, it is well worth it! You can cut costs a lot by buying the books used on Craigslist or Ebay, but the consumables and teacher guides are best purchased straight from Sonlight. We used the Saxon math option with our program and also found it easier to buy it directly from Sonlight new.
We really got a lot out of this program and the best part is if you have more than one child, the younger ones can move into the older children's curriculum when they are old enough saving tons of money! It is a classic curriculum that your children will never outgrow.
Great review, Carly! Thanks for sharing how Sonlight homeschool curriculum is working for your family. I love your details and your money-saving tips. Blessings, Heather :)
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I bought Sonlight homeschool curriculum because it was suggested to me by a friend. It was quite expensive but came with a lot of books and supplies so it was worth the money spent. I know of ways to get the same education a lot cheaper but it takes time and effort. Sonlight sends everything you need in a box.
It was a bit confusing to order. I ended up getting the wrong thing and had to fix my mess up. Once I got it all sorted out it was very easy to follow. The lesson plans are all set up so there's very little daily prep on the parent’s part.
This curriculum worked great for my 8 yr old who loves books and is very self-driven. We are half way through the curriculum now. Soon after starting it we stopped following the schedule because my son did better doing a week’s worth of a couple subjects at a time better then a small amount of several subjects each day. So we would pick a couple subjects to concentrate on each day and do the whole week’s worth of assignments at once. This might not work for everyone but my son liked this much better.
I ended up getting the Horizons math which I regret doing. It repeats everything so much and my son gets so bored with it. We've tried several things and still struggle with this part. I would buy from Sonlight again but would definitely order it differently next time. There were parts we ended up not using. Over all they are a good company and for someone who doesn't have the time or ability to piece together their own curriculum this is a great way to go.
Thanks for the review of Sonlight homeschool curriculum, Trina! Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. Blessings, Heather :)
We have been using Sonlight homeschool curriculum cores for the past three years. We started when my oldest was in first grade and had decided that traditional textbooks were not challenging enough.
Sonlight has been such a blessing to our family. We have been able to teach our two oldest girls from the same curriculum as they are close in age and because Sonlight uses REAL books instead of textbooks.
I recall growing up enjoying every subject but History. It wasn't until college, when we began using real books and novels instead of textbooks that a love of history began. Now I can share that love of history with my children through real books that they look forward to getting out each day! Thank you Sonlight!
Kindra, thanks for sharing your experience with Sonlight homeschool curriculum. Your thoughts are very helpful and encouraging. Blessings, Heather :)