Category Archives: Reading and Literature

Why Storytelling Matters for Your Homeschool

Imagine you grew up in an ancient indigenous culture with no books, no computers, no electricity. How would you have spent your evenings? Perhaps around a fire, listening to stories. Most cultures around the world have passed on their values … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Kids About Books You Haven’t Read

A fellow Sonlighter recently asked about her children's habit of reading ahead of the Sonlight schedule. “How can I test my children’s comprehension when they are reading ahead of the IG? Do I need to cover each discussion question to … Continue reading

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12 Must-Read Books for Black History Month

If you are looking for books to read during Black History Month or simply wanting to add more diversity to your family reading, this list is what you need. Each of these books is part of a larger Sonlight curriculum, … Continue reading

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Helping Kids Remember History

As homeschoolers, we have all gone through periods where our children just don’t seem to be interested in their history lessons. History is full of long, unusual names of people and places that are hard to pronounce and even harder … Continue reading

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11 Things That Happen When You Read to Your Child

It's just plain fun to read a great story to children. When you stop at a cliffhanger, they can't help but beg to know what happens next. But aside from fun, what good does reading out loud do? Research continues … Continue reading

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12 Missionary Biographies Set in Asia

Sonlight is full of great books, but among all the genres included in the History / Bible / Literature packages, the missionary biographies are probably the most cherished and life-impacting. Yes, kids are learning geography, history, and vocabulary as they … Continue reading

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Favorite Christmas Literature Recommendations

The Christmas season is the perfect time to curl up on the couch with some cocoa and a great book. When the weather outside is frightful, you can make your living room seem bigger by exploring new places and meeting … Continue reading

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