Category Archives: Reading and Literature

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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Supporting Your Sonlighter Through the 5 Stages of Reading

"I absolutely love that with Sonlight, your kids don't get stuck in a one-size-fits-all grade box with all the other kids. The stacks of delicious books, the discussions the books spark, the joy of learning together, and the confidence that … Continue reading

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Why I’m Glad Sonlight Includes Hard Books

I’m the oldest in a family of seven children that has used Sonlight curriculum since the 90s. I've noticed that certain books have become legends of family lore. These are usually the harder books—the books that have challenged us, broken … Continue reading

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12 Unexpected Books for Presidents’ Day

For Presidents' Day, you probably want to expose your homeschoolers to the holiday in some fashion so they know it's more than merely a time for retailers to put appliances on sale! For younger children, you can do simple crafts … Continue reading

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The 5 Easiest Ideas for Reading Response for Homeschoolers

I am a huge fan of reading just for fun. In fact, I believe that recreational reading should be our first exposure to reading. I also firmly believe that children should not have to formally respond to everything they read. … Continue reading

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