Category Archives: Reading and Literature

3 Reasons to Read Missionary Biographies

When I first started homeschooling, one attractive element of Sonlight’s curriculum was the fact that each age level contains missionary biographies or autobiographies. Learning about the lives of missionaries—their successes, failures, hardships, and devotion— is awe-inspiring. That awe is something … Continue reading

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11 Heroes of History Who Inspire a Growth Mindset

Inspire your kids to change the world, strive for personal growth, and persist through trials with this eclectic mix of biographies (and one autobiography) from world history, US history, church history, and more. Walk with these great personalities as they … Continue reading

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6 Ways Kids Can Keep Reading When the Library is Closed

Does your child inhale books? Do you get them a big stack of books just to turn around to them telling you that they’ve just finished….all of them? I understand this completely! If you are anything like me, it’s both … Continue reading

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11 Poetry Anthologies for Kids That Every Home Library Needs

If your home library is sorely lacking in the poetry genre, this list solves the problem with 11 anthologies. Each book will appeal to all ages from young children to adults. Whether you are looking for fodder for memorization or … Continue reading

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The 3-Fold Recipe for Turning Homeschoolers into Recreational Readers

Most homeschoolers read a lot. This is especially true for those of us using a literature-rich curriculum like Sonlight. So much reading takes place that we may overlook an important aspect of our reading life—reading for pure enjoyment! Reading for … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Satisfy the Wiggle Worm Urge During Read-Alouds

If I told you my children were always perfectly still, quiet, and attentive during our Read-Alouds, I would be lying. Don’t get me wrong. My children thoroughly enjoy reading time, so it’s not a lack of interest that distracts them … Continue reading

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10 Books About Art and Artists for Your Morning Basket

If artist studies keep getting neglected in your homeschool, any one of these art books can kick start a new habit. Rotate these resources through your morning basket, flipping to the next artist or work of art each day. You … Continue reading

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