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I hope that you and your children are having fun learning alongside the Poppins Book Nook participants. Last month we explored and created storybook activities themed to the forest and woods books. This month’s new theme is Composer themed storybooks and is sure to have a lot of variety and fun for everyone since there is a lot of variety to be had from the numerous...

Welcome back to the magical world of the Poppins Book Nook for the month of July 2015. Music is part of everyone’s life in some way, shape, or form. Be it from the music our children listen to, to the television shows we watch, or to the music that makes us happy. A lot of times people forget that songs need to be written and that each one is from the talented...

I want to thank Jill for graciously inviting me to write a guest post for her website today. I’m excited to share my music education experiences with all of you, and I hope this post gives you some ideas to supplement your own music lessons at home! As a music teacher, I helped students develop music literacy while experiencing the natural joy that comes from...

With Christmas upon us, it is once again time to break out the Christmas carols, song lyrics, and other fun Christmas activities.  With this in mind I wanted to help spread the Christmas cheer of the special Christmas ballet that we all know, the Nutcracker.  There are so many books that have been published to pick just one to use as I have so many favorites, but in my attempt to bring this story to a level that Elizabeth could read to me I found our new favorite version.  Although you can use any version of the Nutcracker,...

A great way to review beginning sounds for early readers is to play Picture and Word Matching Games. Although, my daughter is not quite reading yet, she is beginning to sound out letters and realizes that she can figure out what the word says by looking at the beginning sounds of each word. So this month we are using our Pocket Chart for a Christmas Matching Game! To...

Last month we talked about what a pocket chart was and different ways in which we can use one in our homeschooling lessons. This month I want to share with you one of our favorite daily use for our pocket chart, singing our Days of the Week song. We use a lot of music during our lessons, but our Calendar & Weather time is definitely full of songs! I believe that...

I am so excited to be one of the newest contributors at Enchanted Homeschooling Mom. I hope that I can bring some new ideas and inspire homeschoolers to make learning fun for their children. One of my favorite ways to make learning fun at home is incorporating pocket charts and music in our lessons. This month we are going to talk about Pocket Charts and how great...