Boosting the Brain with Music Education: The Importance of Including Music in Your Homeschool
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Boosting the Brain with Music Education: The Importance of Including Music in Your Homeschool

“For anyone to grow up complete, music education is imperative.“Paul Harvey In our highly technological world, we are told to focus on STEM – science, technology, engineering and math. And to prove to the world that we are not making a mistake in homeschooling our children, we homeschool parents may be concerned about the academic side of our children’s education. So why would we want to add music and fine arts to our children’s education? This is exactly what David Kearns, now retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corporation, asks and answers: “Why arts in education? Why education…

The Importance of Music in Child Development: 6 Areas of Development which Music Benefits
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The Importance of Music in Child Development: 6 Areas of Development which Music Benefits

Can exposure to music help your child’s development? Yes! Music is a fun and easy and IMPORTANT tool for enhancing childhood development and building your child’s brain! To understand how music aids in child development, we need to know the order of normal child development and compare it to music development. Child development compared to music development The first sensory organ to function in the womb is the ear.  The heart of a child in the womb starts beating about 21 days after conception. At 40 days brain waves are measurable. At 2 months in the womb all body systems…

First Day of School Supply Treasure Hunt
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First Day of School Supply Treasure Hunt

Starting up the school year should be an exciting time! As homeschool moms, we can set the tone of having a good attitude and a delight in learning so our children also fall in love with learning. When my children were little and just starting kindergarten and pre-school, I wanted them to have a pleasurable experience with the idea of education. While learning requires a lot of work, it also can and should be enjoyable for especially young students. To get my children excited, I made a treasure hunt for them on the first day of school to find their…

How to Make a Resurrection Garden for Easter
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How to Make a Resurrection Garden for Easter

If you are looking for Christ-centered activities for Easter to do with your children, you will love learning how to make a Resurrection garden for Easter. A Resurrection garden is a life-filled visual lesson of the empty tomb. If you plant it several weeks before Easter, it can be a decorative conversation piece for Easter day, or plant it while telling the Easter story during Easter week. As parents who want to be intentional in teaching Christ at every holiday, we love planting a Resurrection garden! RESURRECTION GARDEN SUPPLIES Directions: 1. Place the small clay pot on its side in…

How to Make Resurrection Rolls for Easter
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How to Make Resurrection Rolls for Easter

Are you seeking Christ-centered activities for Easter to do with your children? Learn how to make Resurrection rolls for Easter. Resurrection Rolls are a fun object lesson combined with a yummy treat. This simple recipe uses Crescent rolls and a disappearing marshmallow for a roll that oozes with all the deliciousness of a cinnamon roll! As parents who want to be intentional in teaching Christ at every holiday, we love these Resurrection Rolls! Ingredients:  Additional Materials:  Directions: 1. Prep the ingredients If using a devotional, make the first roll to demonstrate and talk your kids through the devotional. Then the kids…

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