I'm so excited to be a part of the Music & Art Homeschool Summit! It's coming April 19-21, 2023.
You can learn more and get on the waitlist here.
Do you want to include singing in your home and in your homeschool, but you need some fresh ideas? Then, you’ll love today’s post Five Simple Ways for Moms to Include Singing in Your Homeschool!
Sing with your babies, toddlers, and preschoolers
Children love hearing their mother’s voice, whether it’s speaking to them, singing, or even humming. It’s a beautiful way to connect with your child. So, even if you are nervous or self-conscious about singing, do it anyway! If needed, you can start out slowly with just humming until you feel more confident.
What to sing? You can get a picture book of a song or nursery rhyme and instead of reading it to your child, sing it!
Lullabies, of course, are a great way to help your child relax and (hopefully!) fall asleep.
And, I believe that there are some classic songs that all preschoolers should know!
Be sure to scroll down to enter this:
Learn Folk Songs with Your Kids
What is a folk song? Folk songs are easy to sing and learn because they are simple in rhythms and notes and typically have a small range that is good for children’s voices. They are also easier for a mom who isn’t an experienced singer to sing!
Folk songs are also a way to connect with your own culture (find folk songs from your own country or region where you live) and with other cultures around the world.
Learn Hymns with your Family
Learning hymns is a perfect activity for homeschool families to do during group Morning Basket Time or for Family Worship Time! There are many hymn studies available if you need some guidance, such as Great Hymns of the Faith.
Singing hymns are great both for learning about the Christian faith as well as learning appropriate singing technique.
Join a Local Singing Choir or Group
There is nothing like getting together with like-minded musicians to make beautiful music together! Do a search online for church, co-op, local children’s choirs, and musical theater opportunities in your area!
I learned to sing in my church growing up, and it absolutely changed my life. You might be able to find a fellow homeschool mom who can lead a singing group or choir at your homeschool co-op if you can’t find one already established.
Start Singing Lessons or an Online Singing Course
If you or your child desires to grow in singing technique, then I would encourage you to start voice lessons. If it’s difficult (or too expensive) to do in-person private voice lessons, then you can always do virtual voice lessons or even a singing course!
Do you have some other ideas for how to include singing in your homeschool? Please share in a comment below!
Mother’s Day Giveaway
Mother’s Day is right around the corner – don’t we love this day to celebrate moms and make them feel extra special and appreciated?
To hopefully make your Mother’s Day even better and more memorable, I’ve gotten together with a great group of bloggers to giveaway FIVE $100 gift cards!! The winner gets to choose between a gift from Hobby Lobby, Christianbook.com, a grocery store of choice, or a restaurant of choice.
It’s our hope and prayer that we will add to your blessing this Mother’s Day, and also show you just how much we appreciate you, our mom readers.
To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. Now I know that is quite a few entries for you, but each of these bloggers generously chipped in their own money to bring you this giveaway, so I hope you will take the time to do all of the entries. And hey, the more entries you do, the better your odds are at winning!
Giveaway ends May 6th at 11:59pm EDT. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to email to claim the prize. By entering this giveaway you will be added to the email lists of the participating bloggers. Please be sure to read the Terms & Conditions upon entering the giveaway. By entering the giveaway, you agree and acknowledge your understanding of the terms & conditions.
We like to sing hymns as a family and have the children play the piano with us.
Very fun to have the children play the piano with you!
Zorah F says
I’ve also learned how to sing through the church choir and by being a member of a singing group. In our daily family devotions, we sing one hymn a month. We are able to teach our kids that hymn as they sing it everyday. It is also an opportunity for us to teach them the history of the hymn. To teach singing techniques, we purchased MIOH’s Singing Made Easy courses.
Love that you sing one hymn per month!
Christi T says
My daughter loves dancing and singing. I’ve been wracking my brain to find ways to incorporate more music into our day. Thanks for all you do to make that easier for us!
You’re so welcome! More music is always wonderful. 🙂
Alya P. says
I think putting on music for kids helps, too. They learn songs without trying and before you know it, they’re singing along.
Thanks for the ideas on incorporating singing