This post has been sponsored by Sonlight®. The opinions are my own and have not been swayed in any way.
I’m a box curriculum kind of gal. I mean, I don’t knock those who don’t use one, I just don’t trust myself to stay on task, on time, or teach the best without it.
My husband tells me I’m like a squirrel all the time because I go from one thing to another- most of the time without finishing the first thing- but it’s just my nature. And I don’t want to take that chance when it comes to my children’s education.
For the sake of clarification, when I say box curriculum, I don’t necessarily mean a single curriculum from one company. However, I do mean more of an open and go approach that has some sort of manual. Even if you are grabbing curriculum from a number of companies.
We started with a very well-known boxed Christian curriculum. And it just wasn’t a good fit for us. After two years, I knew we needed change. And that’s when I happened upon Sonlight homeschooling curriculum.
I was a little leery of switching to a new curriculum that I hadn’t heard much about (in my circle), but I loved their approach, and I knew my littles would too.
We jumped onto the Sonlight bandwagon and went all in! And honestly, I’m so impressed.
So far, I haven’t found another curriculum that my children love as much as this one. They are constantly asking, begging, to do school, read more books, complete all the projects, and finish more copywork.
Homeschooling with Sonlight has been a dream come true for us, and I really believe that it doesn’t get the credit that it deserves and I want you to fully understand why we love it so much.
10 Amazing Things About Sonlight Homeschooling Curriculum
1. The Switch to Sonlight Program
There are quite a few programs that this particular program runs that surprise me. This is one of them. I don’t know of a single homeschool program (and if there is, please email me or comment to let me know) that offers anything like this!
Sonlight is so confident in their product that they will offer to “buy” your old curriculum!
In essence, they’ll give you a sweet discount to trade in your current curriculum for their own and new customers can save up to $100! After reading this post, I dare you to try Sonlight’s homeschooling curriculum and see how they can transform your schooling!
Offer valid until January 31st, 2020. Read more about the Sonlight Homeschooling Switch program for more details.
2. Multiple Students, One Curriculum
With multiple kids, homeschooling can definitely become overwhelming very quickly. But with the Sonlight homeschool program, you can homeschool multiple children with ease!
For the most part, if your children are within a few years of each other, they can learn from the same curriculum. There are some core subjects that you may have to adjust based upon your children’s specific knowledge and understanding, but for the most part, learning is a family experience!
If you want to learn more about teaching multiple children with Sonlight, be sure that you check out this resource: Sonlight Homeschooling with Multiple Students.
3. 0% Interest Payment Plans
I love that Sonlight does whatever they can to help ensure that homeschooling isn’t burdensome to your budget. This includes offering payment plans that don’t incur interest!
As long as your total purchase exceeds $499, you can apply to qualify for this offer! Find out all the details of Sonlight’s 0% interest payment plans!
4. Money-Back Guarantee
This is not a drill! Sonlight offers a money-back guarantee on their curriculum- even if it’s partially used! Pick up your jaw and pay attention, because you’ll want to hear this and it’s straight from the company website!
At any point during those eighteen weeks, if you decide Sonlight isn’t a good fit, ship it back to us and we’ll return your money. This guarantee also applies to anything you purchased at the same time as a complete All-Subjects Package or History / Bible / Literature package, such as Math and Science.”
So not only will you be able to trade in your current curriculum for a discount to try Sonlight, but you also have the option to try it without a full commitment!
Is there any other company that offers this?!
5. Free Samples & Placement Tests
Committing to a new curriculum can be an extremely daunting task. Depending on how the program is set up, you may have to adjust to make it fit your needs. Sonlight makes that adjustment easy.
Simply head to their website and download some free curriculum samples to see it all for yourself. They even offer a Scope and Sequence Printable for you to see what your students will be learning and how their curriculum measures up.
If you’re still questioning whether you’ve made the right decision, have your students take Sonlight’s placement tests. This is a great way to see where they align compared to your grade options!
6. Outstanding Customer Service
Moving from our previous curriculum of just choosing a specific grade for each child and having different books for each, I was a little confused with the setup of the Sonlight homeschooling program.
Not only did I not understand how I would be teaching all the kids in a family setting, I also didn’t understand how or what to order.
Thankfully, Sonlight’s customer service is probably some of the best I’ve ever come across- and I truly mean that. I have yet to be disappointed with this program.
They have a whole team of advisors that help explain the curriculum, help you choose a whole package or individual subjects, and answer any questions you have.
They made the switch, and all the choices, extremely easy. And, now that I’m a Sonlighter myself, I also have access to these advisors for support and encouragement all year long!
7. Sonlight Connections
If you’re looking for a community of Sonlighters for you to gather with, look no further than the Sonlight Connections Community!
This is a group of homeschoolers that use the Sonlight curriculum and would love to meet in person! You can see the map of locations on the connections page, and if you don’t see one in your area, consider becoming a Connector yourself!
8. Complete Curriculum
I talked before about loving a box curriculum, but sometimes the whole package doesn’t come from one place. Sometimes it’s an eclectic approach that works for your family.
However, when I dove in with Sonlight, I went in headfirst and didn’t turn back. I went with everything they had to offer and I’m so happy with it. The complete curriculum that they offer is a refreshing change for our family!
9. Reading Based Curriculum
My kids are readers, they just love books. So Sonlight’s reading-based curriculum was an easy addition to our lifestyle.
Reading books helps to develop language skills, critical thinking, comprehension, confidence, memory, and so much more. It’s truly evident that this curriculum is a winner for us!
Even if your kids don’t love books, don’t give up on Sonlight. Reading is an important part of each person’s life and it’s never too late to instill a love for reading into a child!
Even though this is a box curriculum, Sonlight is not a school at home approach. This is a family learning, reading, and leans more toward unschooling with its lack of consumables approach.
10. All Subjects Discounts
Save even more money when you buy the prepackaged Sonlight subjects. Plus get $5 off your order of $50 or more with our referral code (BP20470714)!
This is the route that we went and I did the math myself to be sure it was the right fit for us. Just by purchasing the complete, already put together, kit from Sonlight, you can save up to 20%!
I could go on and on about all the good Sonlight offers, and it’s truly because my experience has been nothing less than magical!
I mean, there isn’t another company out there that offers everything that they do, and then do their best in helping you to make it happen for your family.
From discounts to communities, Sonlight is set up to work for nearly every homeschooling family.
Have you tried Sonlight yet? If not, what’s holding you back? If so, what else do you love about Sonlight?
FYI, if you need another discount, I’ve got one for you! Head over to the Sonlight website and get $5 off of your $50 or more order using my referral code: BP20470714