Sonlight Curriculum Ltd., Introduces First-Time Homeschooler Curricula Packages, New Products, and a Love to Learn Guarantee in its New 2005-2006 Catalog

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Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd., a leading global homeschool curriculum provider, offers First-Time curricula packages for new homeschooling parents, a variety of new products, and enhanced services in its 2005-2006 catalog.

When parents and their kids make the transition to the homeschool model, it takes time to figure out basic discipline standards, appropriate daily scheduling, and so forth. We want to ensure that new homeschoolers will have the best opportunity to give our curriculum a fair trial.

Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd., a leading global homeschool curriculum provider, released its new 2005-2006 catalog April 1. The catalog unveils a number of new products and programs, including complete curriculum packages for new homeschooling families, a new and improved purchase guarantee, and individual products like Inspiration® outline software and Flashmaster®.

Sarita Holzmann, President of Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd., said, "Each year since 1990 we’ve dedicated ourselves to researching the education marketplace, improving our curriculum and Instructor’s Guides, and finding the most powerful literature and resources that can positively impact a child's desire to learn. This year was no exception."

In its just-released catalog Sonlight introduced several new changes in an effort to improve the experience for new and veteran homeschool parents.

For parents new to homeschooling, the company has created a First-Time Curriculum package that includes materials for every major subject, plus age- and grade-appropriate Electives, for Pre-K through 5th Year students. Each package is identified by a single item-number that eliminates confusion and helps streamline the ordering process for the first-time homeschooler.

Sonlight has also introduced CorePlus, a curriculum choice which gives homeschool parents more freedom to select the Math and Handwriting programs that best meet the needs of their children.

The First-Time, CorePlus, and Core curriculum packages are all backed by the company’s new, 12-week, risk-free, Love to Learn guarantee. Sonlight’s previous guarantee was eight weeks. The Love to Learn guarantee give parents and children four additional weeks, a full third of a school year total, to adjust to homeschooling and to evaluate the material they are using.

John Holzmann, co-founder of Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd., added, "When parents and their kids make the transition to the homeschool model, it takes time to figure out basic discipline standards, appropriate daily scheduling, and so forth. We want to ensure that new homeschoolers will have the best opportunity to give our curriculum a fair trial."

The catalog also features a variety of new products including Inspiration®, mind-mapping software that helps students transform seemingly unrelated thoughts into well-organized outlines, and Flashmaster®, a hand-held electronic device that replaces flashcards and motivates children to learn math facts.

Sonlight Curriculum emphasizes great literature as a learning approach for children, rather than the traditional textbooks and workbooks used in the standard public school classroom. Sonlight offers a variety of comprehensive programs that include all of the required subjects and electives for children in pre-kindergarten all the way up through high school.    

Sonlight Curriculum Ltd., a unit of InquisiCorp, Corp., serves homeschoolers in all 50 states and over 150 countries worldwide. The year 2005 marks the company's 15-year anniversary.

http://www.sonlight.com

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