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Musical Memory: Program Overview

Musical Memory is very flexible, and you should feel free to tailor it to suit your family‚Äôs homeschool needs. A veteran homeschool momma once wisely told me, “You don’t serve the curriculum. The curriculum serves you!” To that end, we sell the same songs organized a couple different ways. The simplest option is to choose …

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Tips for Using Musical Memory in Your Homeschool

It can take a while to figure out how to best incorporate memorization into your homeschool day. The key to long-term mastery is exposure & repetition in the every-day practice. Don’t stress out if your 5 year old can’t pronounce “conjugation” correctly on the 2nd try. Keep playing the songs, keep playing echo games, keep …

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5 Surprising Reasons to Use Memory Work in Homeschool

If you want to master calculus, you have to understand basic math first. If you want to be a brain surgeon, you have to take Biology 101. If you want to be a concert pianist, you have to be able to find middle C & play your scales. Learning the fundamentals is the first step …

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All Things Memorization

This page is a round up of several articles & resources to help you understand why memorization is essential to a rich elementary school education. Memorization is one key component of the first stage (called the “grammar stage”) in a classical education. I have been reading about and living in the grammar stage of classical …

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The Ultimate Guide to a Practical Homeschool Schedule

Today, I’m going to explain how to think about and create a homeschool schedule that will work for your family. The freedom and flexibility in homeschooling is a wonderful thing, but the flip side of that same coin is it can feel like a daunting task to plan out exactly what your homeschool might look …

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When, Why, and How to Teach Skip Counting [Download Songs]

In this post, you’ll learn when to teach the different concepts involved in skip counting, why skip counting is effective for young children as a precursor to multiplication, and how to teach skip counting in simple ways to each age group. By starting with the skip counting songs method & transitioning to conceptual understanding when …

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29 Low-Prep Skip Counting Activities That Kids Love

This post is full of simple & fun ideas for skip counting activities that you can use to help a child learn & practice skip counting. Plus, I’ve created several free resources & printables that you can download. You don’t have to be an expert when it comes to teaching skip counting. All of these are …

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Best Skip Counting Songs for 4-8 Year Olds [Free Downloads]

In this post you’ll learn why skip counting for 4-8 year olds is key to helping kids master multiplication and division as they get further in their math studies. You’ll also learn why songs make skip counting easy & how to make up your own skip counting songs. Or, you can download our short, simple …

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20 Delightful Rhyming Picture Books Kids Love (Ages 3-7)

Here are 20 Word Play Picture Books we have read time and again with all of our kids. Our youngest just turned 3 and he’s starting to sit for longer picture books like these.  Where to Buy Picture Books  I default to using the library for most books we read, but we do buy books …

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51 Must-Have Homeschool Supplies: Practical, Budget-Friendly Checklist

In this article, I’ll make recommendations for what homeschooling supplies you need to get started, even if you’re on a tight budget. This list includes the items many homeschooling families said they love, plus a few of our personal favorites. After all, I don’t want you to make the same mistakes I did, spending a …

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