The Best Way to Memorize Something is to a Song
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The Best Way to Memorize Something is to a Song

Do you remember learning your ABCs? It was with a song! While some may view memorization as a painful chore, it can be fun and easy if you memorize everything to a song! In fact, the best way to memorize something is to a song. Here are five reasons to memorizing everything to a song or rhythmic chant is the best way to memorize something: Music is a powerful mnemonic device. The patterns of melody and rhythm in a song stimulate neural pathways in the brain and help develop memory. For example, if I ask you about the order of…

How to Recover from Homeschool Burnout

How to Recover from Homeschool Burnout

Are you experiencing homeschool burnout? It is a real problem. While a lot of homeschool moms (and public school moms too for that matter) may feel a real lull in the school year in January and February and wish schooling could be done for the year, homeschool burnout is a deeper issue. If you are exhausted from homeschooling, here are tips for how to recover from homeschool burnout so you can thrive, not just survive! My Road to Homeschool Burnout A year ago, I had been homeschooling for eight years, one on my own and seven involved with Classical Conversations….

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 small clay pot large round clay dish (or a large clay…

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:  8 marshmallows 1 package of 8 crescent rolls 2 Tbsp. butter 1 Tbsp. cinnamon 2 Tbsp. sugar  Additional Materials:  one Large Muffin Tin OR two small ones (You’ll need room…

Treasuring Christ in our Easter Traditions
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Treasuring Christ in our Easter Traditions

Easter is the most important Christian holiday. If Jesus had not died on the cross and risen from the dead, we would have no hope in this world. As Christians, our faith would be meaningless, and we would be the fools to be pitied. (1 Corinthians 15:14-20) via GIPHY It is thus important to think through our Easter traditions. The Bible does not command that we celebrate Easter, but as intentional parents who want to turn every opportunity into a time to teach about Jesus, this holiday is a no-brainer. It is the core of the gospel and the Christian…

12 Ways to Keep an Eternal Perspective During Times of Trial

12 Ways to Keep an Eternal Perspective During Times of Trial

If you are like me, you may have run a gamut of emotions these past few weeks: fear, panic, disappointment, uncertainty, anxiety, frustration, cynicism, distrust, overwhelm, stress, etc. And yet a phrase Elisabeth Elliot, the missionary and speaker, used to often say kept going through my head, “In acceptance lieth peace.” I can be upset about the current situation – both in concern for keeping those I love from getting ill and in concern for giving up of my rights as those in authority put more limits on me – but in the end, I know God is the one…

10 Reasons to Study Art and the Great Artists
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10 Reasons to Study Art and the Great Artists

“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” So goes an old saying, for each person on this earth has his or her own interpretation of what is beautiful, what is good art, and what one likes. What you consider to be meaningful art, I may not, but as educators of our children, it is important to expose our children to formal art and the Great Artists. (Of course, our opinions may also vary as to who the Great Artists really are, but there are generally accepted famous and influential artists whose work and lives are worthy of study.) So…

Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids
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Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids

Vincent van Gogh Biography for Kids Hello, my name is Vincent van Gogh. I am a Post-Impressionist painter, and I’d like to tell you my story. This is the Vincent van Gogh biography for kids. I was born in Groot Zundert, Netherlands in 1853. My father was a pastor of a Dutch Reformed Church, so I learned the Bible growing up, but even from my youth, I was often depressed and suffered from a mood disorder. I did not study art formally while growing up, and by age 16, I went to work in an art dealership in The Hague,…

Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids
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Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids

Berthe Morisot Biography for Kids Bonjour! I am Berthe Morisot, and I am a woman painter! This is the Berthe Morisot biography for kids! I was born in and always lived in France. When I was 16, my mother paid for me to take art lessons… but I was barred from the famous art school because I am a female, not a male. They only wanted male students. But I often went to the Louvre – you know, the famous museum in Paris – to copy the Old Masters. Perhaps you’ve heard of some of the Old Masters? You know,…

Claude Monet Biography for Kids
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Claude Monet Biography for Kids

Claude Monet Biography for Kids Bon jour! I am Claude Monet. This is the Claude Monet biography for kids. I am from the late 1800s and early 1900s in France. There has been an interesting movement in art going on in France called the Impressionist Movement, and I am one of the main artists of Impressionism. I was born in 1840 in Paris, France. I knew I wanted to be an artist from an early age, though my father wanted me to join the family business of grocery sales and supplying ships. I was able to attend the school of…

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