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Keys to Homeschooling Your Preschooler

Posted on 23.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 23.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 23.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 15.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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Using Free Worksheets to Benefit Your Homeschool

Posted on 8.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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Three Ideas for Boosting Learning Through Play

Posted on 7.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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Unit studies for homeschoolers

Posted on 3.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Steps to Designing a Homeschool Unit Study To turn your kids’ passions into educational opportunities, include unit studies in your homeschool plans. Homeschool unit studies are opportunities for students to focus their schoolwork around a particular theme for a period of time. Parents often choose to incorporate a variety of school subjects into these thematic […]

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LightSail provides time-saving features in busy homes

Posted on 2.Sep.21 in Homeschool Tips

Every homeschooling parent dreams of a good schedule that works.  Yet, different reading abilities and scattered resources can make each school day a scheduling nightmare.  Fortunately, LightSail’s innovative catalog of features is the organized boost you’re seeking for a productive homeschool schedule.   Whether you have one child or multiple learners in your home, you can […]

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3 Benefits of Using a Living Books Curriculum

Posted on 31.Aug.21 in Homeschool Tips

As a homeschool parent, you have the unique ability to bring learning to life. One of the best ways to do this is by using a living books curriculum.  This term comes from Charlotte Mason, an education pioneer. She believed that children should be taught through books that inspire great ideas. These books contain beautiful […]

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