A blogging friend of mine, Mary over at Homegrown Learners has developed this incredible music appreciation program called SQUILT. SQUILT stands for Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time. She started this concept as a music teacher now uses it as a homeschool parent. She has written several volumes of her SQUILT curriculum and has JUST barely released her newest one which is all about Christmas Carols! I was thrilled when I got the chance to try it out for free and share it here with you guys. Her curriculum is great for all ages ~ preschool through high school! I am a HUGE lover of music study since I have a background in music. My kids and I enjoy classical music study in our house a lot, so I was excited to check this out. I also have a giveaway and a great discount code for you guys!!
The first three volumes of SQUILT are divided into Baroque, Classical and Romantic. Each e-book volume has 10 pieces of music to learn about. The books include listening links, note booking pages and other activities to enrich the learning of your kids. The volumes sell for $9.99 each or you can buy the three pack for a discounted price of $26.99.
The new SQUILT Christmas Carols e-book has 5 carols to learn about in depth- and I really mean in depth! She teaches about dynamics, rhythm, tempo, and instrumentation. She includes some great high-quality links to listen to/watch the carols and different activities for all ages. I have to say that Christmas carols are some of my all time favorite music, so I really have loved doing this unit with my kids. The volume is meant to be done once each week (lasting 5 weeks). SO this would be so perfect for a December Christmas unit study. But (as we homeschool moms all know) the best part about homeschooling is the flexibility. My kids loved this so much that they wanted to do it all in one week. You can check out sample lessons of the regular SQUILT e-books and the Christmas Carols volume over on the SQUILT website. The Christmas Carols book is on sale right now for just $6.99.
This week is Mary’s Birthday, so she has decided to have an awesome sale for everyone! use the discount code BIRTHDAY to get 25% off any item on her site through November 10th (Monday). She is also letting me host a giveaway for any of her first three volumes (your choice)! Enter below for your chance to win!