I love the calendar and having the content provided for us parents - makes it so nice and easy! I wish there was a sentence or two introduction for each day of listening, rather than just the link. It would be helpful to have a very brief introduction for us to read to the children to let them know what we are about to watch (and for me too!) Thank you so much!
This was a wonderful listening calendar! Every day we watched the YouTube selection as part of our morning time, and the kids looked forward to it every single day! (So did I!) we also loved the extra coloring sheets and activities. Thank you!
I personally love all Christmas music, especially Christmas carols, but have had a hard time passing that passion on to my children. We are dividing this course into one carol for each week of Advent. So far I think that spending a week listening to a few different versions of one carol is helping my children become more familiar and interested in each carol on its own. If we do this over a few year, I think it will really help.
This has been such a wonderful resource find for us this school year. My kids are loving the SQUILT calendars! We listen to one calendar day each morning as part of our Morning Time. Even the 2-year old comes running when he knows we're listening to "our song." I so appreciate the option of purchasing the calendars separately as anything more would have been hard to fit into our day. These brief selections have added a greater appreciation and excitement for music to our homeschool. We loved the variety of folksong selections in the August calendar. We took our time getting through them, and the kids begged to go back and listen to their favorites over again after we were done. We have now begun the "Musicians with Differing Abilities" calendar. My kids are so inspired by Itzhak Perlman! Thank you, SQUILT!
This is such an amazing way to to incorporate music in a less demanding way! I always felt overwhelmed introducing music as I am not learned in this myself...I love how accessible this is!
So easy to use and great resources for including music appreciation into our daily school offering.
The selection is great. Saves me so much time in finding music. However I had a hard time finding any of the book selections at the library to compliment the lesson. I also think more colouring pages or dot to dots would be cool of the theme for the month.
A wonderful addition to our day that saves me time and introduces my kids (and myself) to new music!
This calendar has been nice and easy. No researching different era’s and well done versions of said pieces. Just print and play the pieces each day. My kids relax each time a piece is played and love the brain break. Though little do they know they are learning something while listening.
We are so happy with our subscription of the listening calendar and Squilt live. Thank you Thank you doing this valuable work.
My son and I are enjoying learning about Romantic Era composers. We have the chance to listen to beautiful pieces and discuss their attributes. You can adjust the amount of writing required which makes it flexible for many ages and abilities.
The listening calendar has been a great addition to our Morning Time. It's quick and easy and my kids enjoy it. My 8 year old loves to color music related coloring pages while listening. I then put a playlist of that composer on in the background while we go about our morning. I love that it takes the pressure off me to find composers, music, etc and lets us do a little music appreciation each day!
We enjoy it! It’s short enough that my kids stay interested and long enough to spark a conversation about the piece!
I love that the daily listening calendar is so easy to use. Also, the music is enjoyable and my kids are being exposed to a variety of types and versions of songs. Thank you!!