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12 Books Perfect for Science Strewing

Just leave these books out where kids can find them, and let the science magic happen! That's what strewing is. It's a slightly sneaky and very laid-back learning strategy that capitalizes on a child's natural curiosity. You simply strew about … Continue reading

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Disney Characters vs Sonlight Characters: Why It Matters

The suffering saint, the conquering hero, the beloved protector, and the caged bird are some of the favorite narratives for the human heart. When we hear them enough times, we insert ourselves as the protagonist and perform the stories. As … Continue reading

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11 Books for Your Homeschool Nature Center

Set aside a shelf for kids to showcase their treasures from nature walks. Add these books for easy reference, and their appreciation for God's creation will abound! Browsing these books can inspire field trips to nature preserves, zoos, and the … Continue reading

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12 Must-have Books for Kids Who Love History

To introduce students to the big picture of history and nurture your budding historian, the spines from various History / Bible / Literature programs are a wonderful starting point. A history spine is a reference book that is used for … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Made Me a Book Lover in High School

It’s a common misconception that a literature-rich, playful, self-directed education becomes obsolete once exams loom in upper grades. As I reached  high school age, however, I was growing into Sonlight, rather than growing out of it. Though we made less … Continue reading

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The Best of Sonlight Summer Readers, Part 1

The relaxed pace of summer learning provides the perfect opportunity to put away the schedule and enjoy unstructured reading. Summer reading keeps the skills your kids learned during the school year sharp while still providing entertainment. There’s no need to … Continue reading

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12 More Books from American History That Teach Empathy

Here is yet another collection of great titles taken from Sonlight Readers and Read-Alouds that teach empathy. When you read a book, you put yourself in the characters' shoes, seeing the world through their eyes, and experiencing their feelings. This … Continue reading

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