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  • How to Make the Most of SQUILT With Your Children

    You're here because you value music in your child's life. Whether you want to teach music appreciation yourself, or desire to have ME teach it for you, this post will be of assistance. Everything about SQUILT is designed to work together - but can stand alone. You can do a little or a lot.That is the beauty of this program - a program that chil...
  • Mini Unit-Studies Using Musicals

    What if I told you that I had accidentally discovered a magic formula for adding music appreciation into your homeschool without needing to prepare anything or even finding extra time during the day for it? What if I told you your kids would probably love it and it would lead to creating connections, discussing big ideas, and having so much fun ...
  • The Music of Africa: Using the SQUILT LIVE! Archives

    One of my favorite things about homeschooling is watching my kids learn to make connections between subjects. We love unit studies and weaving subjects together to create layered learning and understanding. I turn to the SQUILT LIVE! archives to help incorporate music into our specific studies. But here’s the secret: the real power of SQUILT...
  • Teach Kids About World Music

    Learning about music from around the world is quite honestly fascinating for children (and adults!) Whether it is through folk songs, native instruments, or the "classical" music of a country, music is directly linked to a country's formation, history, and identity. As we travel the globe in our musical studies, we will spend time in diffe...
  • Learn About The Nutcracker Ballet

    The Christmas celebrations aren't complete without The Nutcracker, are they? Here at SQUILT, we make learning about The Nutcracker simple, enjoyable, and flexible.  Your littlest children may simply enjoy scenes from the ballet and learning to recognize a few of the more famous character dances from the second act. Your older children, however,...
  • Introducing Musicals to Children

    Last summer, in an effort for my husband and I to relive our own childhood, we introduced our five children to the 1992 film, Newsies. We do things like that often… Buying the them ‘retro’ remake of toys we had when we were kids, blaring songs from our high school years that we had ‘burned’ on cds and having family movie nights of all the clas...