Friday, July 17, 2009

Songs for Homeschooling

Learning Games for Kids is a site brimming with . . . learning games, for kids!

The entire site is worth some serious exploration, but the educational song page has been a big hit with my family, despite their initial reluctance. The songs must be forty or fifty years old, and they sound like it! My children stared at me in astonishment the first time I played The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas. The second time I played it, they rolled their eyes. The third time, they were singing along.

Our whole family memorized The Sun Song, along with its accompanying facts. We didn't TRY to memorize it. I just played it a few times to tease my children! The song is so catchy that it leaves an indelible imprint on the most reluctant learner's mind. The site mentions that one adult who learned this song says it's the ONLY thing he remembers from science class.

If you like The Sun Song, try The Hurricane Song, too . . . and then sample some of the educational games. You won't be able to resist bookmarking this one!

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