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How to Find the Right Language Arts Homeschool Program

Posted on 7.Jul.21 in Homeschool Tips

There are many homeschool programs out there, and it can be tricky to know which one is the best for your family. As you search, keep these four characteristics in mind. With a program that meets all of them, your homeschool will be in good shape this year. Lots of Books Prioritize the homeschool reading […]

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3 Amazing Christian History Books

Posted on 7.Jul.21 in Faith-based

Christian history is an important topic that conventional schools often pass over. When we teach our students to look back on significant historical events, it helps them form a firm foundation. This foundation can carry them through times of doubt and fear!  Throughout the decades, brave men and women helped develop Christianity, and these heroes […]

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Teaching the Bible Timeline in Your Homeschool? Read These Clever Tips First!

Posted on 7.Jul.21 in Faith-based

teaching bible timeline

One of the greatest parts about homeschooling is the freedom to include religion in your child’s studies. For Christian families, including Latter Day Saint families, this often includes teaching the Bible timeline.  Different families go about teaching the Bible timeline to their kids in different ways. Some families like to find beautiful images or premade […]

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3 Must-Have Homeschool Resources

Posted on 6.Jun.21 in Homeschool Tips

resources to have for your homeschool

Homeschooling has risen in popularity over the last year, and so has the amount of information available! While this is a good thing in many ways, it can be overwhelming to homeschool parents, particularly ones new to homeschooling. As a seasoned homeschooler, I can say that there are a few homeschooling resources for parents that […]

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4 Reasons to Homeschool Online

Posted on 6.Jun.21 in Homeschool FAQ

reasons to homeschool online

In this day and age, there are many different ways to homeschool, including doing homeschool online. Online homeschool is appealing to most students, but parents may have reservations. These feelings are understandable! After all, there’s nothing like the feeling of holding a book in your hand. However, there are many great things about learning online. […]

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Homeschooling 2nd Grade? Check Out These Book Ideas

Posted on 6.Jun.21 in Book Recommendations

homeschooling kids of different ages

Second graders are growing their brains and becoming more fluent readers. As you plan your 2nd grade homeschool curriculum, be sure to include books that encourage your child’s blossoming reading and writing abilities. These four book ideas for second graders will help you get started. Exploring Books Independently: Owl at Home By second grade, kids […]

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3 Great Homeschooling High School Tips

Posted on 6.Jun.21 in Homeschool Tips

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Homeschooling high school students is a task that many parents find daunting. The high school years are some of the most formative, and they can affect your child’s future in many ways. While homeschooling a high schooler does take more intention, it doesn’t have to be drudgery. Here are three tips to help you homeschool […]

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Must-Read Classic Poems for Children

Posted on 6.Jun.21 in Book Recommendations

classic poems for children

Poetry is an integral part of a child’s education. When a child studies poetry, it allows them to see animals, emotions, nature, and people through the lens of imagery. The world looks completely different through the eyes of a poet! Good poetry can make young readers feel emotions they’ve never felt, inspire them to make […]

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Pro Tips for Homeschooling Multiple Ages

Posted on 6.Jun.21 in Homeschool Tips

homeschooling different ages

Figuring out how to homeschool your kids can be overwhelming at first, especially when you add in multiple age levels.  Depending on the ages of your kids and the distance between them, you could potentially have a student in high school, middle, elementary, and pre-K all at the same time.  Even if you only have […]

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Every family account includes 2 parent accounts

I am part of a homeschool group and we share teaching responsibilities. How can I access those accounts?

LightSail has created a Teacher/Coach role that can connect with multiple accounts. This is available as an add-on purchase. This account acts as additional parent with full teacher control to all connected accounts.

Is your platform only Faith-Based?

LightSail is available for both Faith-Based and Non Faith-Based families. A parent can choose to allow Faith-Based content or hide Faith-Based content including Library Collections and Lesson Plans. LightSail has created hundred of Faith-Based and non Faith-Based Library Collections, Bookmarks, Quotations, and Lesson Plans.

If I want to purchase a book with your E-Commerce store, do I have to buy a copy for each license I purchased?

No, when you purchase a book using our E-Commerce store you only need to purchase 1 copy for your entire family. Your purchase includes unlimited checkouts.

How does LightSail’s childsafe protection work?

At LightSail, a parent’s ability to oversee their child’s online experience and align it with their faith and values is of the utmost importance. To this end, LightSail contains an entire suite of parental control features and never-before-seen ChildSafe Content Controls giving parents ultimate peace of mind.

These content controls contain dozens of nuanced subcategories for potentially objectionable material based on both maturity and religious factors. Then, it shows parents if a book contains a reference to any of those subcategories and allows them to block or allow single titles or entire subcategories for each child individually. Our ChildSafe Content Controls offer unprecedented insight into and control over the content your children consume without the need to read every book in advance.

  • Block or allow individual pieces of content.
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  • Require a child to request parental approval before opening entire subcategories of content.
  • Block, allow, or require requesting parental approval for all Classics library content.
  • Block or require requesting parental approval for all unrated content.

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