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5 Reasons to Love Explode the Code Phonics Workbooks

"My son works ahead in Explode the Code because he enjoys the fun way of learning phonics!" #sonlightstories from Emily P. of Burnsville, MN This year, I am working through the Explode the Code workbook series for the third time, … Continue reading

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The Grade Level Dilemma for Gifted Kids Just Starting School

Parents of young, gifted children frequently wonder about grade level when it comes time to start schooling—"What grade is my child?" This question seems all-important because grade level is often used to determine when to start formal schooling, what types … Continue reading

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Fast and Easy Extension Ideas for The Boxcar Children

The Boxcar Children has always been a family favorite. We’re glad Sonlight includes this simple, heartwarming adventure in its Kindergarten program (also in History / Bible / Literature A). Expensive, complicated projects that require a lot of prep work or cost a … Continue reading

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Extension Activities for Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh is one of the Read-Alouds from History / Bible / Literature A Intro to the World: Cultures. But it's more than that to me. It's a childhood favorite and one that I love introducing to my children each time one … Continue reading

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You Want Me To Talk to My Kindergartener About Nazis?

Although it’s been a decade and a half since I first unboxed History / Bible/ Literature A Intro to the World: Cultures (HBL A), I can still remember my awe as I familiarized myself with each book. Some titles I knew … Continue reading

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Jumping Dolphin Craft Plus More Extensions for Dolphin Adventure

As we progress through HBL A, I’ve been creating a series of activities to go along with each of the Read-Alouds. Although I’ve never been a very crafty parent, I find myself wanting to get involved with these extension projects! … Continue reading

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Mapping Wild Island: A Hands-on Project for My Father's Dragon

In the book My Father’s Dragon, a selection of Sonlight’s HBL A, we follow along as a young boy named Elmer Elevator travels to the Island of Tangerina and makes his way across to Wild Island on a rescue mission … Continue reading

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