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September 10th, 2012, 04:14 PM
brandimomof2's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2008
Location: TX
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I have been considering Sonlight for a long time now and never have taken the plunge. I am really really thinking we may try it next year. We are pretty set for this year so will not do it this year. I worry though that we will not have time for it. Can anyone tell me if it was a lot to get in each day? I have a 17mth old as well so its hard to fit everything in each day. I love that its literature based and feel it may hold my kids interest better than what we are doing now. We are doing MFW right now. We like it but I think it could be better.

Sonlight is very expensive but I have heard such wonderful things about it and have looked at it every year.

Opinions would be great especially from those that have used it before.

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September 10th, 2012, 06:18 PM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Antonio TX
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It takes a few hours a day and is very parent intensive simply because of all the read alouds. We used it three years. In the end, it was not a success here.

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
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September 10th, 2012, 07:32 PM
BensMom's Avatar Ephesians 4:29
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The parent guide alone is overwhelming. I think if you gave yourself all summer to really become acquainted with it, and if you're sure that style would be a good fit, you could work out a way to fit it all in (because the 17 mo old would be a year older, too... which may or may not be too much to handle with a 2.5 y/o). With regular naptimes from the little one, you could make it work. It's certainly possible, or else they wouldn't still be a booming business, right? Someone has made it work. Perhaps you could try to find as much as possible used, so if it's not a good fit, you're not out so much money?
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