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Monday, December 26, 2016
Thursday, December 08, 2016
Zeekok publishing has a wonderful Music Appreciation Program. It introduces children to seven different composers and includes biographies, a teacher's manual and music CDs. It can be bought individually or as a set. We are using it with some of our children next year. Here are some more thorough reviews if you want more information.
Classics for Kids is a wonderful web site for teaching kids about classical music. The web site features music, videos, lesson plans, and newsletters you can sign up for. It is a wealth of information.
The History of Rock and Roll looks like a great unit study. It is described as "an excellent unit study to pair with your study of American history, from the post World War II era through the civil rights era and beyond. It is virtually impossible to separate the progression of rock and roll music from the rapid changes that took place in American culture from the late 1940s through today.
Music for Homeschoolers will assist parents in designing high quality musical experiences for their children.
I also love the Piano Guys. They put together music videos with classical music while playing in interesting locations. The song Frozen with Vivaldi is below.
Some places to get you started.
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Thursday, December 01, 2016
I am thinking about shopping. Maybe it was all the online shopping I have done this past week. So for this week's blog post I thought it would be fun to share books we love in our family. Each year my kids receive several books as gifts at Christmas. I enjoy getting new books for them, and I want them to have books they treasure as gifts. Here are some favorites from our house. . .Clicking on the books will take you to Amazon.
Read this to my four year old each night. He can recite it now. Love that!
A compilation of Thomas stories. The original stories by Rev. Awdry.
My daughter insisted on including Narnia. And the picture book for younger kids.
My tweens and teens love this series.
Hank the Cowdog is an absolute favorite at our house. People are crazy about Hank. Ages 8-11, but my older kids still love to read them.
Young adult fairy tale books by Melanie Dickerson.
We love Lego!
I am reading this. It is about a special needs family. One of the best Christian books on disabilities I have read in a long time!
Great photography book!
What books do you love? Let me know in the coments.