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Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer Solstice - Bring on the Good Times!

Lessons are done, life is carefree, and today we welcome the summer with open arms.  During the last few weeks, I took a break from blogging to try to get a summer rhythm going.  It is such a switch to go from homeschool lessons to days of endless play.  We are certainly taking advantage of the time with...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Nature's Music

Today while searching the internet for nature study idea for next year, I found a wonderful website called nature sounds for . me and I just had to share it with you all.

On this site you can create and save soundtracks of four different sounds that include nature sounds (birds, sheep, crickets, etc.) as well as man-made sounds (tribal drums, children's giggles, and even Darth Vader!)  I personally go for the birds by the babbling brook myself, but I think it will be a fun way for my kids to explore sounds by making their own soundtracks and to fine tune their listening skills by making soundtracks for them to listen to and figure out what they are listening to.

While I was playing around, I made a track that I could fall asleep to night after night and I called it Forest and Farm.  Enjoy!


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