Morning Time, Vol. 2 is here!
Morning Time Volume 2 is here!
Right now, you can purchase the digital version as part of A Lifestyle of Learning Bundle. This bundle includes over $300 worth of Charlotte Mason-inspired resources (60 different products) for just $25. It's truly a no-brainer. So many beautiful, helpful resources for a very low price for a short time. And after this week, Morning Time itself will be for sale for $28, which makes this a crazy good deal!
So what is Morning Time? And what is the difference between Vol. 1 and Vol. 2?
Morning Time is a purposeful, gospel-centered 36-week set of plans for your first 20-30 minutes with your children. What better way to set our day in motion than by hearing God's Word, singing timeless hymns, reading aloud, and feasting on the finest literature, art, and music together?
Morning Time Vol. 2 plans include:
Daily scheduled Bible and devotional readings from the Psalms
Hymn study (includes 9 hymns)
The New City Catechism memory work
Composer study: Vivaldi, Handel, & Mozart
Artist study: Renoir, Audubon, & Degas
Read-aloud selections for older and younger students
This plan utilizes a handful of "living books" that will need to be borrowed or purchased for the Bible/devotional readings, read-aloud selections, composer and artist studies. The Scripture memory, hymn study, prayers, and poetry are all included within the plans themselves.
What is the difference between Vol. 1 and Vol. 2?
The format of the two volumes is the same, but the content is completely new. In Vol. 1, you'll read through the main stories of the Bible using The Gospel Story Bible by Marty Machowski and get an overview of theology with The Ology by Marty Machowski. In Vol. 2, you'll take a deeper dive into the Psalms using the book WonderFull by Marty Machowski.
Each volume contains different Scripture memory passages, hymns, composer and artist studies, missionaries, and read-aloud selections. The only overlap is a few of the questions from The New City Catechism. There are a handful of foundational questions that we begin each year with (i.e. "What is our only hope in life and death?" and "What is God?") that I didn't want anyone to miss. After that, the questions are different.
Which volume should I work through first?
Either one! These are not written in order, so it's up to you to decide.
Do you want to get an overview of the whole Bible and study Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, da Vinci, Rembrandt, and Monet? Choose Vol. 1. Do you want to take a deeper dive into the Psalms and learn about Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart, Renoir, Audubon, and Degas? Choose Vol. 2.
What age is this written for?
These plans are written for children in kindergarten through 5th grade, but are designed to be done as a family. So if you have siblings who are older or younger, they can absolutely participate as well.
Do you have to use the entire plan for it to be effective?
No. I've spread a "feast" of truth, beauty, and goodness in these plans, but you can pick and choose what fits best for your family. If you wanted to only do the Bible readings, hymns, and prayers to start your day, it would still be worth purchasing - and would only take a few minutes of your morning (but yield amazing results).
If I want to purchase the bundle, but also want the printed copy, can I do that?
Yes! Once you purchase the bundle through my link, forward a receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll send you a coupon code for the printed version so you just pay the $11 difference. The coil-bound printed copy will be available for $36 on March 29.
Again, the only place it's currently available is A Lifestyle of Learning Bundle. I'm thrilled for you to have this resource in your hands!