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11 Best Fiction Books for Animal Lovers

Supply your animal-loving child with a home library of books featuring beloved animals. In these titles, you'll fall in love with pets, farm animals, and wild creatures—fantastic and real. Sometimes the animals are the main characters of the book, and … Continue reading

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10 Can't-Miss Read-Alouds for the Early Years

I’ll begin my eighth year teaching my children with Sonlight curriculum this fall, and while my children have enjoyed it thoroughly, I have to admit that I have more fun than anyone! Let’s just say that my kids never have … Continue reading

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12 Books That Teach Empathy for Ages 6-8

Great books do more than build comprehension skills, develop rich vocabularies, and lay the foundation of cultural literacy. Yes, they do all of that in the academic realm. But they do so much more in the aesthetic arena, too. When … Continue reading

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5 Homeschool Organization Tips for Moms Who Can't Stand Clutter

Homeschooling is an open invitation to clutter. The minute we even consider homeschooling, clutter makes itself at home by way of picture books, paper, art supplies, science projects, costumes, curriculum, snacks, DVDs, mismatched socks, toys, and educational resources.  And yet, … Continue reading

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12 Books That Teach Empathy for Ages 3-5

Taking on the perspective of another person is at the heart of empathy. While you can lecture your kids about being kind, an easier and more effective way to teach empathy is to read books to them. This list of … Continue reading

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3 Ways Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum Makes Me a Better Person

When I choose homeschool curriculum, I’m not only thinking of my child. I’m also thinking about myself. Sonlight is my education, too. And that's why I make sure that my curriculum choice will be enriching for both of us. While … 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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