(Is God-music a real term? No? Well anyway…)
There are a couple of albums I’ve been loving for my girls lately. If you have children, you may love them too.
I’ve long loved the voices of Christy Nockles and Nichole Nordeman, but these other ladies also blew me away with their soothing talent. These “lullabyes” are perfect for any time of day.
We took a road trip this weekend, and at one point my girls were shrieking at ear-splitting octaves, just for kicks. I turned on these relaxing tunes, and all three of us calmed down. And I’ll admit… I love this album even when the girls aren’t with me. Despite how it’s marketed, it’s truly just beautiful music for anyone, any age.
Sing Over Me (buy here)
What a fantastic tool for children’s Scripture memory! This CD came in our Sonlight homeschool curriculum. I’d recommend it to anyone. Even my two year old is reciting Bible verses now.
We’ve done some Scripture memory work in the past, but I’ll be honest: I was the problem. I forget to have my girls recite their verses to me throughout the day, or even week. This album is an easy way for parents to get their toes wet teaching Scripture memory.
Here’s how we use it:
We focus on one verse/song per week. I simply put the song of the week on repeat as the girls get ready in the mornings. (Full disclosure, these are the jolting kind of tunes that children love, but parents detest. But if they’re hiding God’s Word in their heart, it will be worth those grating tunes in the long run!) Every now and then, I ditch the “repeat” feature on the CD player and let the girls listen to the entire album. This way, they review already-learned verses, plus preview upcoming verses.
There are 26 songs/verses on the album, one beginning with each letter of the alphabet. There are 26 additional tracks on the album that are musical only, so your children can test how well they really know the verse when the words aren’t accompanying the music.