Tag Archives: literature

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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How Reading Fiction Helps Kids Develop Empathy

You know that reading helps your children develop vocabulary, become great writers, and receive information in a way they actually remember. But did you also know that reading, particularly reading fiction, helps your children become more empathetic, able to understand … Continue reading

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How Sonlight Teaches Critical Thinking (Even Though It's Hard)

If you have a baby and would like her to learn to speak English as she grows, what would you do? Would you go out and buy a vocabulary curriculum for her, start it at 6 months old and trust … Continue reading

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3 Ways Reading Aloud Together Strengthens Your Family

Ever had a moment with friends when someone quotes a movie or book you love, and suddenly all those who have seen or read it join in, throwing out their favorites lines? (Cue your favorite Anne of Green Gables quotes … Continue reading

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Oh the places you'll go ...

I've just returned from spending 10 days in Alaska meeting homeschool parents. What a wonderful experience it was! Not only did I meet some amazing families (no matter where I go, homeschool families are some of the most committed, hard-working … Continue reading

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What Can Your Children Do This International Literacy Day?

Reading is important. You need to be able to do it to get through school -- though, of course, we find workarounds if we struggle with reading. But as a student growing up, that was it. I needed to read … Continue reading

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From Luke's Inbox: Teen Depression and Suicide

This article expresses why we didn't purchase Sonlight past 7th grade. I'm not sure how titles like Brave New World, The Great Gatsby, Treasure Island, Death of a Salesman, and others line up with Philippians 4:8. Thanks for sharing the … Continue reading

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