Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Singing the Continents


This year we are studying the ancient times for school.  We try to connect as many subjects as possible to this history spine, so when we read that God said, "Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear."(Genesis 1:9), we took the time to learn about the land on the earth.  We colored a blank picture of the map and wrote in the names of the continents.  You could do a search on the internet for "blank world map" or use a printable like this from Our Worldwide Classroom.

I wanted to add the names of the continents to our memory box, but saw that the long, unfamiliar names were going to be difficult for my four year old to remember.  Like many moms, I am sure, I understand the value of music in helping children remember things.  If you've been around here for a while, you might remember some of the other things we've learned through music, and now here is another one! 

Get ready for this!  It's going to be a classic =)  Created by yours truly....


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Trevor caught on to the song the first day, in fact he pretty much had it down after a few times of me singing it.  What I didn't expect was for Mackenzie, my two year old, to start singing it as well!  Last week when Trevor sang the song for my mom, she commented saying "pretty soon Mackenzie is going to know it too!"  Well, now she does =)  That is one thing I love about homeschooling, your little ones will learn all sorts of things that you never would have thought to teach them at such young ages...and just by being there!

You can thank me later after this tune has been in your head all day =)

Happy Singing!

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5 comments:

  1. That video is ADORABLE! You are so right, singing really helps lock in the information.

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    1. Thanks! I think it's adorable too =)

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  2. Your kids are precious!!! I love your daughter singing it...

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    1. Thank you! I know, she melts my heart =) My son is starting to get too old to be 'cute' (sigh)

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  3. You really think God created the continents? Ever heard of geological evolution? Continental drift?

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