Improving a Child’s Memory

Children love to memorize things! Don’t believe me? Just observe how children beg for their favorite stories, songs, or movies over and over–because they want to memorize the passages, lyrics, or dialogue.

As we get older, however, we lose our enthusiasm for the repetitive process of memorization (whereas kids love repetitive actions–like spinning around in circles for hours on end!), so it is important to nurture the passion for memorization while they are young, to help enhance their ability to remember as they get older!

Our new grammar program has been a wonderful resource of kid-friendly poems to memorize (in addition to studying them). Here is Dizzy with one of her most recent assignments:

This excellent grammar program also has a corresponding CD with great songs to help children memorize the various parts of speech, punctuation rules, and other helpful grammar hints:

But the grammar program itself is EXCELLENT!

If you–or anyone you know–can’t tell a predicate from a proposition or an adverb from a definite article, this grammar program will not only help you finally understand the difference, but it will also teach your children history, classic literature, and science, as each lesson includes passages from history or great books, which will make your children want to read more, too!

To download a FREE sample lesson from this book–and try it out with your own children–click HERE.

Teaching Poetry

Do your children know the difference between a quatrain and a couplet? Between Haiku and Limericks? If not, head on over to the most helpful Small World blog, where she is hosting an excellent WordSmithery for kids. Her fun exercises will have your kids composing poetry in various forms in a way that will help them better identify those forms in their literature studies! 🙂