Music Appreciation for the Christmas Season

Music appreciation is a wonderful thing to add to your week. Now you can add a special touch to those lessons during the holiday season as well with SQUILT. SQUILT stands for Super Quiet UnInterrupted Listening Time - a technique Mary Prather uses in her music appreciation curriculum to guide parents with no musical background in teaching their children to deeply listen to a variety of pieces from numerous composers. It's perfect for parents who are short on time (and musical knowledge) from someone who knows her stuff. It's a great tool for families with kids from preschool to middle school.

With 3 books already available she now has a special ebook just for the beautiful music of the Christmas season. It's a wonderful way to add a bit of holiday cheer to those homeschooling lesson plans!

Add music appreciation to your holiday lessons with SQUILT Christmas Carols.

SQUILT Christmas Carols

This e-book, like the others in the series, includes the SQUILT notebooking page that focuses on dynamics, rhythm/tempo, instrumentation, and mood. The only preparation required is to print a few necessary pages and keep some pencils or colored pencils handy. Everything else is provided right in the e-book (of course you'll need an internet connection to access the various links).

What makes it different from other SQUILT e-books? It's about Christmas music!

There are 5 lessons (1 lesson a week is suggested but it's easily adaptable) that cover 5 popular Christmas songs:

  • Carol of the Bells
  • Away in a Manger
  • The Little Drummer Boy
  • Angels We Have Heard on High
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Let's take a peek at the first lesson:

The first thing you'll see is a link to listen to Carol of the Bells, a few instructions for listening time, and a little bit of history about the song and composer.

You'll also find handy material for mom to reference while the kids fill out their notebooking page (perfect for non-musical moms!).

Then you'll find some supplemental content to expand on the lesson - links and notes about handbells, links to more version of the songs, and a link to some copywork to round out the lesson.

Each lesson follows a similar format, with many helpful links and fun activities. There's also a free sample so you can check it out yourself.

SQUILT: Christmas Carols ($6.99) is a wonderful way to add some variety to your music appreciation this holiday season.

Do you add a bit of variety in your lesson plans during the holiday season?

Tonia L

Hey! I'm the owner of Happy Homeschool Nest - a website devoted to helping homeschool moms balance the needs of homeschooling with managing a healthy and happy home.