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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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Don't Use Character Curriculum. Do This Instead to Teach Virtue

Though there are many worthy reasons to homeschool, many parents homeschool to instill their values and morals in their children. I find that a worthy goal. Beyond homeschoolers, I've noticed that others desire to teach morality, or its more old-fashioned … 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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Why I made John cry ... and 2 more reasons to read out loud

Have you ever read Charlotte's Web … and not cried at the end? When you're reading out loud with your children, I think those tears could be a gift. Sometimes we think books can "only" help kids develop critical thinking … Continue reading

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11 Things That Happen When You Read to Your Child

It's just plain fun to read a great story to children. When you stop at a cliffhanger, they can't help but beg to know what happens next. But aside from fun, what good does reading out loud do? Research continues … Continue reading

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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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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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