…Overall, I truly love the homeschooling memory work program from Cross Seven! Incorporating Homeschooling memory work into our daily routine using Cross Seven Ventures – Homeschool Musical Memory Tool from Cross Seven has made it so much easier for me to include the classical education memory foundation in our daily studies.
I am so excited to continue using the Homeschool Musical Memory Tool next school year in Cycle 2. I wholeheartedly recommend you check out the Cross Seven company if you are looking to add memory work to your homeschool…
… Cross Seven has files for history, scripture, Latin, English grammar, math, science, geography, timeline, and hymns. U.S. Presidents are also taught at the bottom of the timeline web page for each cycle.
You can subscribe by the month to the cycle that you need and access files through smart phones, computers, tablets, etc. While it might be sufficient to listen to only the audio for some files, the video will have the memory content on the screen along with illustrations, animations, or other visual content that will aid student understanding and memory. …
I have browsed other Classical Education musical memory programs before and never seen one delivered like this – with full memory work, quizzes, videos/skits, fun links, a parent portal for quizzes, etc. So, for that reason alone, I think it is worth looking into.
Further, as I popped around our subscription, I was impressed with how much is included in the four-year cycle of work and thought the songs could have truly benefited my daughter and younger son had we had this when 5-10 years ago.
I can see this full program working wonderfully for many families with right-age children and am finding it useful for my older children to cherry pick from.
I found the Cross Seven program to be quite popular with my children. I was a little surprised, to be honest, because the songs are so very short and don’t have any “extra” information in them. It’s quite literally just listing the things to music. But it really works! Just a few times through each song and my 8-year-old was singing along. That tells me that the method is sound.
If you are looking for something new, hoping to inspire your kids, this may be for you! They have a FREE 1 day trial so you can explore their program and see if this is something that your family will enjoy! We are really hoping to continue working through this program, as summer is upon us, we will certainly be relaxing things a bit, but this really is one of those programs that you enjoy!
Jennifer also wrote an introductory post for The Old Schoolhouse
For every cycle the weekly videos are conveniently located in your account so your children can log in and start each day! There are also many fun links that can be accessed to expand the learning that is taking place. There are a variety of topics to explore from sources that are safe and reliable so we do not have to worry as they watch and learn. The videos are full of great visuals to help draw your children in.
We had grandparents day today and all the kids sang! …we did the timeline and the grandparents were so impressed – they had never seen anything like that before.
This cool site not only provides homeschoolers with lots of great resources on all the primary subjects, it has a whole library of videos with memory work set to music, including science, history, geography, math, English, Latin and more.
…Then in 2015, I discovered something even more glorious for our family… Cross Seven videos! These digital video clips (now also available in physical formats) cover the entire curriculum compiled by the Claritas Classical Academy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The grammar for all four Cycles (of 28 weeks each) is set almost entirely to rhythm and music! Though we do still play other learning songs from our collection, these videos provide the backbone of our “formal study.”
Each morning after our prayer and scripture study, we systematically watch and sing along with these clips. [Right now we are using a 3-day pattern of learning and review to cover all four cycles as quickly as possible, but later — when we cycle back through the material from the beginning — we will slow our pace and drink more deeply of each week’s materials… supplementing liberally with extra reading, documentaries, projects, experiments, etc.] Copies of the charts we use to track our progress through each cycle will be available under our “Printables” tab as soon as I learn how to upload and place them there.
Hello, I am a teacher in Glasgow, Scotland. I have been asked to create a series of videos to teach about the country France to be used cross the country to support other professionals throughout the country’s school closures. I would like to use your video about the French Revolution…(re: History Videos for Kids)
The video you have created for the French Revolution articulates the topic so well, and is more appropriate than anything else I looked at before coming across yours.
I love having the opportunity to try new teaching and learning methods in my homeschool. Cross Seven Ventures – Homeschool Musical Memory Tool has given our family a chance to try memorization in a new way. We have enjoyed exploring this new tool and am looking forward to continuing to incorporate it into our homeschool days.
Having used the program for a little bit now I can definitely say that it’s something that most of my children enjoy. I personally really like all the information that they’re gleaning without even realizing it. It’s amazing how much a young child can learn by memory without understanding all of it.
…E has slowly been working through Cycle 1 on her own and is enjoying it. Cross Seven is not a parent intensive program. I like that the weekly videos and material are conveniently located in our account. You can easily find the cycle, subject and week that you are learning. My kids really like learning material to music – it helps make it fun and is an enjoyable way to learn. In this program students can read, listen and sing their way through the material. This multi-sensory approach helps solidify what they are learning…
…This is a brilliant subscription…We definitely recommend this…It’s a really cool tool…
… Laura from Cross Seven was a joy to speak to about the program! Cross Seven began as a way for her to support her child, an auditory learner, in their family’s desire to embed the Claritas Memory Work into her brain. Cross Seven is designed using music and slides to help students acquire the memory work and it does a very effective job of accomplishing its mission!
When you come into the site, you can select your cycle, then go through the weekly memory work. Each link takes you to a slide show of the memory work (including hymns and Scripture) that you and your students can explore. Additionally there are skits performed by children to bring more light onto a subject. My kids particularly enjoyed the skit about Martin Luther (especially the part where the actor threw his papers into the air after discovering that the Bible doesn’t actually require works in order to receive grace for salvation!) …
Two of my daughters (ages 5 and 10) and really enjoyed using the Claritas video materials this year. I’m so pleased with what they’re learning and am so excited to have found a classical method that incorporates visual along with audio learning on a tablet!
We have added Cross Seven Ventures – Homeschool Musical Memory Tool online subscription to our morning time during breakfast. This memory work is set to Claritas Musical Memory Work songs. These songs are beautiful, and so easy to remember! We have loved this program!
Cross Seven’s homeschooling memory work tool was impressive. I think it is an excellent way for kids to memorize the basic facts they need in multiple subjects. It will help them build a solid foundation.
The videos are well done. I can’t stress enough how pleased I was with both a visual and audio piece to the program. It will significantly help kids learn and memorize the information.
Many kids can benefit from this program. My kiddo certainly did. To find out what others thought of the program and how they used it in their homeschool, check out more reviews by clicking the banner below.
…I was well pleased with Cross Seven Ventures – Homeschool Musical Memory Tool. I loved how easy it made it for me as the parent. I simply logged in each morning and clicked on the right videos. I was so much more consistent with our morning time because it was simple (and the seven year old would not let me forget about it).
If you are wanting an easy way to add in memory work or keep morning time simple, this is a great product. I love that I can pick and choose which subject we will use and that we can do it all at our own pace….
Cross Seven Memory Tool is also a great option for keeping the student’s brain active during summer months. It’s a great tool to travel with and use during summer for repeating information learned throughout the year. Both yearly and monthly subscriptions are available.
Wonderful! Thank you so much!! I’m truly excited about this program and HIGHLY recommend it!! My 8 year old son really loves it!! He sings the songs all the time, at home, in the stores, at church, while playing and driving, etc? Some ladies were listening to him while he was singing some English Grammar songs that were stuck in his head, in the restroom while waiting for me!! They were listening and smiling at him! He loves the songs! I do too! I’ve learned more with your program in one cycle, #3, than I ever remember in all my school years! Most of which, were Not taught, I might add!! So very thankful for everyone involved in the whole process of creating and making these available for all of our children, and us parents too!! Praying much Blessings to continue doing all y’all do with your programs, and everyone and their families that are involved in any and every way!! Thank you!!
We have 7 adopted children, 3-13, all of whom have some developmental delays. We knew we needed to Homeschool when we realized that the older ones were missing out on the basics in the public school system. Our kids needed something that would cater to their individual needs. The way the memory work is set to music, every one of them grasps something new every day, whether it’s one new word or a whole new concept. They love picking out familiar tunes and quickly start singing along. As their teacher, the weekly video’s give me a great foundation for our daily studies. We don’t get through all the material each week, but for them to just get an introduction to new ideas has made it easier when we do get to the material. They light up when I teach them something that they have heard previously on the videos. A great tool for any Homeschool!
…I would have liked this program when my children were younger. Even my high school boys commented on how they would have liked it for memory work during their elementary years.
Despite my family aging out of this program, we would definitely recommend Cross Seven Ventures for homeschooling memory work for students within the K-6 grade range…
Cross Seven Ventures – Homeschool Musical Memory Tool worked well for my son because he is an auditory and visual learner. The songs are short and easy to learn, I do like the videos that follow the songs as they play because it gives a nice visual for the children. I also like the option that all the memory work can be done in each cycle can be done by the week or you can pick the ones that work for you. I plan to continue to use this over the summer as part of our summer homeschool daily do’s to help prevent summer slide.
As a teacher and parent, I love this entire concept and program. It is so useful to reinforce concepts we are already learning, but completely fine to just let them go through it however also. It’s all value added to their education and skills. Whether you are pursuing a classical education or simply want to reinforce information in a fun way, Cross Seven is a fantastic educational tool.
Finding creative ways to teach your kids is one of the best parts of homeschooling. We can find what resonates with them outside of the typical classroom experience. Our family recently found a method that we all enjoy and works amazingly- learning with music!
…This is a fantastic program…