Category Archives: Reading and Literature

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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How Reading Sonlight Books Helps Children with Anxiety

When I was young, I remember being anxious. Not only was I scared of mice, snakes, and the usual assortment of phobia-inducing creatures, but I also was scared of going up and down stairs at night, worried about natural disasters … Continue reading

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6 Solutions When Your Child's Reading Is Not up to Par

You’ve been at the virtual learning game for a few weeks now, and you are feeling a little uneasy. Your child just isn’t grasping reading like you hoped, and you might be feeling that you just aren’t able to help … Continue reading

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4 Reasons Never to Stop Reading Aloud to Your Children

I cannot express how great my excitement was when my children began reading their own bedtime stories. Don’t get me wrong...I loved those precious memories of storytime, but on the other hand, my kids wanted to hear Goodnight Train exactly … Continue reading

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