One part of Charlotte Mason homeschooling that I love is the inclusion of many riches. Artist study, composer study, and especially learning hymns and folk songs. These topics are not likely to ever appear on a standardized test, but in my opinion, they are essential to educating whole people.
Despite the importance of beauty and riches in education, I felt some trepidation about how to teach my children to sing hymns and folk songs. Why? Because up until fairly recently, my kids didn’t seem to sing that much.
Fortunately, we had a breakthrough at the end of last year. Watch below to learn how I teach my kids hymns and folk songs.
Learning Hymns and Folk Songs in our Homeschool
In this video
00:56 What I’ve tried (that didn’t work)
01:21 My trick to encouraging my kids to sing more
02:21 My next step towards learning songs once my kids started singing a bit more
02:56 Why this method was so effective
03:25 How I could tell my kids were learning new songs
04:18 My criteria for what music to play as we learn
04:50 The music we use for learning hymns
05:35 Why we decided not to use the Ambleside Online hymn rotation (for now)
06:35 How I am choosing the folk songs we are learning
07:50 What we’ll do before we go to learn a new songs
08:03 How I organize lyrics for the songs we are learning
08:58 How we deal with boredom in learning the same songs
Resources Mentioned in this Video
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