Category Archives: Elementary

Teaching Young Children How to Listen to Read-Alouds

While many children seem to naturally understand the skills that go along with listening to stories, it is not a skill that all children intuitively learn. Since Sonlight is a literature-rich program, developing listening skills is as important as developing … Continue reading

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Sonlight Spotlight - Meet the Shank Family

We are excited to continue our series: Sonlight Spotlight. Each month the Sonlight team will choose a current family to highlight by sharing their #sonlightstories. If you’d like to shine a light on your family, apply here for a chance … Continue reading

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Sonlight Spotlight: Welcome The Wilson Family

We are excited to announce our ongoing series: Sonlight Spotlight. Each month the Sonlight team will choose a current family to highlight by sharing their #sonlightstories. If you’d like to shine a light on your family, apply here for a chance to … Continue reading

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Sonlight Spotlight: Meet The Knouff Family

We are excited to announce our new series: Sonlight Spotlight. Each month the Sonlight team will choose a current family to highlight by sharing their #sonlightstories. If you’d like to shine a light on your family, apply here for a … Continue reading

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Being a Scribe for Your Child: The Secret to Easier Homeschool Lessons

Some children love writing and choose to write little notes or annotate pictures they have drawn just for fun. Others are less keen and write only when they must. Reluctance can make writing a battle, and language arts becomes the … Continue reading

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The Three Rs: Covering the Basics as a New Homeschooler

When you think about a good education, you think about the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. How might you approach these key areas in your children's homeschool education? Here's a basic overview of the foundations you'll want to cover … Continue reading

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33 Techniques for Better Handwriting

Some children almost seem born to write neatly. From their first letters on, they write carefully and neatly, staying between the lines with enviable precision. Most children, however, need a lot more work to write neatly. Here are techniques to … Continue reading

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