Category Archives: Sarita’s Word

A bi-weekly encouraging message from Sonlight’s President, Sarita Holzmann. Sarita’s Word is featured in The Beam.

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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The Big List: 25 Ways Reading Helps Your Children

I love books. And I love helping children learn to love books not only because reading is a great pastime. I also believe that reading and hearing stories read out loud should be central in every child’s education. So it’s … Continue reading

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Mid-Year Homeschool Doldrums & How to Beat Them

Do you or your kids have a little cabin fever? If so, you are definitely not alone. This time of year is often very hard for homeschoolers ... even those who aren't in the middle of a snow-packed winter or … Continue reading

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8 Books to Inspire Christmas Conversations

It’s officially my favorite season. Christmas fills my house with joyful music and family gatherings as we wait in hopeful expectation for Christ’s arrival. While carols, gifts, and yummy treats are nice, the true meaning of Christmas is much better, … Continue reading

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How to Make Room for Wonder This Christmas

Life is full of rhythms. Times of waiting and times of celebration, times of plenty and times of lack—they weave themselves into the tapestry of our year and make us appreciate each new season in contrast. Thanksgiving is behind us … Continue reading

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Switching from Public School to Homeschool: How to Make the Transition

To say I was a reluctant homeschooler is an understatement. When my husband suggested we switch to homeschool, I said, “You’re not going to enslave me like that! No way!” As an introvert, I did not want to be stuck … Continue reading

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How to Prepare for the Holidays, Homeschool Style

What if you could be more intentional about how you and your family spend the holiday season? As you prepare for Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas, I'd like to encourage you to take advantage of one of the biggest benefits of … Continue reading

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