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Set Summer Goals You Will be Thankful for in September

In our neck of the woods, it has been a long school year, and we’re all looking forward to a summer break. Come June, we’ll trade in our lesson plans for the trampoline, the pool, and popsicles. But because I’m … Continue reading

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How to Get Kids (Actually) Excited About Summer Reading

I started my covert mission at the birth of my first child. As my first act in the campaign to raise readers, I zealously held Goodnight Moon in front of my three-day-old baby's face, read those precious words in my most … Continue reading

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Helping Third Culture Kids Understand Home: Books that Speak to the Expat Child

Third culture kids (TCKs) are a fascinating group of individuals who can identify with parts of several cultures, but never feel fully at home in any of them. These are very often missionary kids (MKs) or military kids. While their … Continue reading

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Book-ending Our Homeschool Days: The Legacy of Sharing Great Literature

I texted my 22-year-old son, Mason, “Hey, I just taught Miller about banned words.” Mason, like his younger brother Miller, found this same banned words lesson useful when he was a struggling writer at 12. He texted back “NOGI,” which … Continue reading

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The Three Rs: Covering the Basics as a New Homeschooler

When you think about a good education, you think about the three Rs: reading, writing and arithmetic. How might you approach these key areas in your children's homeschool education? Here's a basic overview of the foundations you'll want to cover … Continue reading

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The Simplest Way to Prevent or Overcome Learning Loss

It's easy to worry about learning loss. You've worked so hard to teach a child his math facts ... and now you're afraid he'll forget them. I want to encourage you that no learning is ever wasted. When children make … Continue reading

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How to Talk to Kids About Books You Haven’t Read

A fellow Sonlighter recently asked about her children's habit of reading ahead of the Sonlight schedule. “How can I test my children’s comprehension when they are reading ahead of the IG? Do I need to cover each discussion question to … Continue reading

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