Home schooling works best for our family and our highly sensitive children. I also love that we can pretty much finish all our school work in the mornings and have the rest of the day free.
We use Sonlight Curriculum and I couldn’t be happier with it! I don’t have to put much time into planning because it is all done for me. I love the literature based approach and all the great books we get to read to learn about our big world, its people and its history. While Sonlight places great emphasis on the process of learning to write (stories, poems, essays, etc.) and offers optional handwriting curriculum, it is not a focus in their curriculum scope.
I greatly appreciate the unfocused approach to handwriting. Tony is a certified handwriting analyst and firmly believes that ones’ handwriting is greatly influenced by one’s personality. Because of this, we feel it is important that our children learn to writing so that it can be clearly read by others (printing and cursive) but we will not be concerned with the process they use to form the letters.
This approach to handwriting removes so much pressure from our children and encourages their personalities to develop. It also means I don’t have to force them to make their hand writing look a certain way!
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