Tag Archives: reading

4 Reasons Never to Stop Reading Aloud to Your Children

I cannot express how great my excitement was when my children began reading their own bedtime stories. Don’t get me wrong...I loved those precious memories of storytime, but on the other hand, my kids wanted to hear Goodnight Train exactly … Continue reading

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Read for Missions: Sonlight's 2020 Read-A-Thon

2020 has been a year of cascading disappointments and cancellations. But there is still so much light shining in the darkness! And while we are all missing our in-person fellowship, homeschool co-ops, and volunteering activities, there are still tangible ways … Continue reading

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6 Solutions When Your Child's Reading Is Not up to Par

You’ve been at the virtual learning game for a few weeks now, and you are feeling a little uneasy. Your child just isn’t grasping reading like you hoped, and you might be feeling that you just aren’t able to help … 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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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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Teaching Young Children How to Listen to Read-Alouds

While many children seem to naturally understand the skills that go along with listening to stories, it is not a skill that all children intuitively learn. Since Sonlight is a literature-rich program, developing listening skills is as important as developing … Continue reading

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10 Novels to Make Your Kids Laugh Out Loud

All kids love to read funny books, but kids who have a bad attitude towards reading especially need stories with humor. If reading has become tedious, a chore, or an argument, lighten the mood with these hilarious novels from Sonlight … Continue reading

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