Have you ever wondered what other families choose to memorize or how they organize their memory work? Here’s 10 fascinating glimpses into homeschool family’s memory work systems.
Some links give you suggestions for memorization. Other links show off organization skills. And the final links give you ways to liven up your memory work through games.
Top Ten Memory Work Links
1. Essentials of a Classical Education: Recitation and Memorization by Tonia at Happy Homeschool Nest
Tonia not only introduces the why of recitation and memorization, she also includes tips for implementing memory work in your homeschool. You can also see what Tonia had her daughter memorizing in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades.
2. Our Scripture Memory System by Stephanie at Real Food Enthusiast
Stephanie describes how she uses an index card system with the Charlotte Mason approach to memorize Bible verses. Her system is different than mine.
3. How We Organize Our Memory Binder by Brandy at After Thoughts
Brandy gives a different approach to organizing memory binders. The other approach stopped working after mastered material needing regular reviews piled up.
4. 100 Things for Kids to Memorize by Pam Barnhill
Are you looking for some specific ideas for memorization? Pam has put together a wonderful list of things for kids to memorize which even includes famous quotes. It gives you a wonderful starting place for memory work.
5. Poetry Memory Work Index by Mystie at Simply Convivial
If you’re looking specifically for poetry to memorize, Mystie has a wonderful with links. It’s divided by ages so you can be certain you’re not expecting your little 1st grader to memorize a piece more appropriate for a high school teen.
6. Memory Index by Brandy at After Thoughts
It amazing how everyone comes up with a completely different list of ideas for memory work. Brandy introduces her list of memory work from her family’s Book of Memories. It’s a long list of Scripture, poetry, folk songs, and more.
7. Introducing: Memory Work Made Easy by Candace at His Mercy Is New
If you’re looking for preplanned memory work, Candace has done all the work for you. Each month has a Bible verse, a poem, and a hymn for you to memorize. It’s an easy way to introduce memory work into your homeschool.
8. Top 3 Games to Play with CC Memory Work Flashcards by Betsy at Family Style Schooling
Betsy has instructions for playing 3 games with Classical Conversations flashcards. The beauty of her system is that they will work with any flashcards you’re using. Use it with science, Latin, and history dates for starters!
9. Tutor and Parent Ideas for Memory Work by Solagratimom
Solagratiamom has pulled together her top 20 fun ideas for memorization. If memory work has become an endless grind, check out some of her hilarious ideas such as Emotional Wreck. Memory work will never be the same!
10. 6 Easy (and Fun) to Help Memory Stick for Kids by Alicia at Your Vibrant Family
Let’s face it; memory work doesn’t stick in kids’ heads as well as you hope. Alicia has come up with 6 easy and fun ways to help your kids actually retain what they’re studying.