Seven Reasons To Include Memory Work in Your Kids’ Education

We live in a world where we have information at our fingertips. We can “Google” anything, right? But, in reality, despite all the technology and resources to just “look everything up”, we still need to memorize many things. While rote memorization gets a bad name, the fact is, that in order to learn and develop … Read more

Patriotic Summer Music Activities for Kids

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Be sure to check out the giveaway for homeschool supplies below! Patriotic Summer Music Activities for Kids Since we have several patriotic holidays over the summer, you can bring a little structure and fun to your days by doing patriotic summer music activities with your kids. Sing patriotic songs, learn a little history, add in … Read more

Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood: Bible Study Review

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Recently, I had the privilege of working through Melissa B. Kruger’s encouraging devotional Bible study called Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood. Broken into eleven chapters, each chapter includes sections of days one through five, so that one can work through the material a day at a time for daily Bible devotionals over … Read more

Why Would I Rob Myself of Joy?

Psalm 30 1I will exalt you, Lord,    for you lifted me out of the depths    and did not let my enemies gloat over me.2 Lord my God, I called to you for help,    and you healed me.3 You, Lord, brought me up from the realm of the dead;    you spared me from going down to the pit. 4 Sing the praises of … Read more

Teaching Children How to Listen

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Listening is essential! In our highly visual world where both adults and children spend hours focusing our eyes on televisions, computers, video games, and electronic devices, we distinctly overlook how important it is to listen.  Listening is the cornerstone of development. A baby first orders its world through sound, since one is unable to see … Read more

Grandma Moses Biography for Kids

Image of a painting of a snowy day in olden times with houses on a hill, a skier coming down the hill, sledders running across the road down the hill, and horses pulling a plow. Above the picture is a pink triangle with a black and white image of on old woman, Grandma Moses and the words, "Grandma Moses Biography for Kids."

Good morning, children. I am Anna Mary Robertson Moses, but that is kind of a mouthful, don’t you think? So you can call me Grandma Moses. That’s what everybody calls me now, as I am almost 100 years old! I was born in 1860 in New York and I had so many adventures with my … Read more

10 Reasons to Study the Orchestra, Composers and Music Appreciation

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Music appreciation means that everyone appreciates music in some form. But many parents are hesitant to have their children study formal music appreciation – that is, the orchestra, composers and classical music – because they think their child is not interested in this kind of music. Certainly, classical music offers more depth than your regular … Read more