Sunday, July 1, 2012

Using Music as an educational tool!

Music is a great way to teach, especially if you have music oriented kids! Think back to when you were a kid and the songs you learned in school! Even nursery rhyme songs! They almost always had lessons, they taught us things about life, the world, our country, etc. They were educational songs! Some kids learn better while listening to music, some learn better when things are put into a song! Your child can sing an entire Justin Bieber song but cannot remember their States and Capitals. See if together you can come up with a song to use to memorize these! It might help, one of those tunes that gets stuck in their heads!! With my 2 teens.....I have 1 that loves music and 1 that likes it on car rides, etc. but it doesn’t have to be his thing! So if we were needing to memorize things.....we might try to find a silly ditty that could be turned into an educational song that even as high schoolers....they would love! That is the joy of homeschooling.....we can tweak things to work for our kids, even if it means tweaking it two, three or even four times because each child is different! So...if there was a subject that your child really struggled with this past school year...and they love music, maybe a search of the internet for educational songs that you can use for that subject! It might just be the ice breaker you need to get them to understand and learn the subject! Happy Homeschooling!

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