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Keys to Homeschooling Your Preschooler

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Your homeschool adventure can begin while your kids are still in preschool. Homeschool early childhood education forges family bonds as parents and kids explore the world together. The activities you do during the early years will get your little ones warmed up for a lifetime of learning. Use the five tips below to encourage curiosity, […]

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Lightsail Quotations 101

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

LightSail is full of fantastic, time-saving features that will help you make the most of your homeschool years like curated unit studies, a library full of high-quality resources, and one of our most unique features, quotations. This tool makes it easy to share beautiful words with your child and help them memorize them. Here’s what […]

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Lightsail Bookmarks 101

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

LightSail is full of amazing features to make homeschooling your children fun and easy. Every homeschool parent needs support, and we aim to take some of the load off your shoulders! We do this through curated unit studies, a library of top-notch resources, and one of our most unique features, bookmarks. This feature saves homeschool […]

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HOW TO FIND YOUR KIDS’ “READING UNICORN” BOOKS ONLINE FOR FREE

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

reading unicorn [ˈrē-diŋ  \ ˈyü-nə-ˌkȯrn] noun – A mythical perfect book at the perfect reading level with the perfect content; often mistaken for flashy covers masquerading as quality; recognizable by producing instantaneous joy on the faces of children. 1. What Is This Reading Unicorn? In the end, it all comes down to the Reading Unicorn. […]

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Latter Day Saint centered morning basket

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

A morning basket is a wonderful way to invite beauty and goodness into your homeschool day.  As Latter-day Saints, we understand the importance of studying “out of the best books” to bring an increase of the Spirit into our home and homeschool. These book suggestions from LightSail make the perfect addition to your Latter-day Saint […]

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Using Free Worksheets to Benefit Your Homeschool

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Homeschool parents sometimes associate worksheets with the mindless busy work and reams of papers of their own school days. However, worksheets can be excellent ways to practice skills and commit ideas to memory. Whether your children learn best through reading and writing or simply need extra written practice, worksheets can be valuable tools for reinforcing […]

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Latter Day Saint novels for teens

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Book Recommendations

We have been encouraged to “seek ye out of the best books.”  When it comes to reading fiction it can be hard to find novels for our Latter-day Saint teens that uphold our high moral standards. It is discouraging for teens to get halfway through a book (or worse, series!) and learn they can no […]

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Make the Most of Your Christian Homeschool Curriculum

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Awards, Book Recommendations

As a Christian parent, you desire to pass faith-based values on to your children. Christian homeschool curriculum can help you do that. The tips below will help your family gain even more value from your Christian homeschooling experiences. 1. Explore Faith-based classics Your online Christian homeschool curriculum may recommend scores of classic books. Some may […]

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Three Ideas for Boosting Learning Through Play

Posted on 9.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Playtime can have a bad rap as a distraction from learning. Time spent in play does provide fun, relaxation, and a break from intense studying. However, play itself is a necessary part of learning. Taking a break from concentrated reading, writing, and memorizing allows young minds to use the skills, knowledge, and ideas they have […]

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No, when you purchase a book using our Premium Books Shop, you only need to purchase one copy for your entire family. Your purchase includes unlimited checkouts.

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