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6 Unique Solutions for the Child Who Hates to Read

Some children hate to read. Whether because of personality or ability, whether because they haven’t yet fallen in love with any book or because their interests really do lie elsewhere, some children are not yet bookworms. Maybe some will never … Continue reading

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Homeschooling the Struggling Reader

My little sister loves reading. If she has some free time, she'll open a book. Reading is one of her favorite ways to pass the day. Me? Not so much. In fact, I read very few books every year. It's … Continue reading

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Six Types of Children's Books for a Beautiful Home Library

I once found a quote I liked by Jim Rhoan (I don’t know who he is—just found this quote somewhere). He said, “Poor people have big TVs; rich people have big libraries.” I don’t know if that is completely true, … Continue reading

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Give Kids Tools, Not Toys

My dad had a lot of great advice and wisdom. One of the many things I learned from him was the art of giving gifts to children. I remember it clearly. At that time I had three little boys, and … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Build Vocabulary in Your Homeschool

The average active vocabulary of an adult English speaker is ten to twenty thousand words, with a passive vocabulary (the words you recognize, but don’t use) of 40,000. As a point of comparison, Shakespeare’s vocabulary is estimated at over 66,000. … Continue reading

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Learn Effortlessly by Reading Great Books

If something ma[kes] us incredibly frightened, elated, sad, or angry—four of the primary human emotions—we're more likely to remember it. The Organized Mind, 52. Neuroscientists have found that humans remember the things they feel. This makes sense—in the midst of … Continue reading

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Sonlight's 12 Days of Christmas: Day 12

You won't find a lot of Christmas stories in the Sonlight programs. Because Sonlighters start at various times (like all our Down Under friends, whose school year runs the calendar year), there isn't a way to assign Christmas books so … Continue reading

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