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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas Day 5: Classical Kid's Collection

When I was in high school, I heard these a few times when my siblings listened to them. How clever, to have have the music of four different composers playing as the soundtrack to four wildly different stories. Today, my … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 4

These packages, also called "Summer Readers," are some of the literary treats the Lykosh family looks forward to each year. Because we are book lovers, and I like to keep my boys in books. If you can think of some … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 3 (The Sonlight Microscope)

  Back before I even had children, I read the description of the Sonlight microscope, thought it sounded cool, and asked for that for Christmas.  It is still cool. And with my oldest now studying biology, it's definitely put to … Continue reading

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Sonlight's Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 2

After more than a decade of reading ideas on the Sonlight forums, I have been amazed at how creative and thoughtful Sonlight moms often are about giving gifts. Some examples: One family gives only three gifts to each for Christmas, … Continue reading

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12 Days of Christmas: Buy Tools Not Toys

Have you ever had that sinking feeling? That sinking feeling that comes from opening a gift that either doesn't fit your family culture, or that seems cool enough in the moment, but you know will not last? A gift that … Continue reading

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