YMB #33 Hymns in Morning Time: A Conversation with Kari Bass


Hymn study has long been a staple of many homeschool Morning Times. One of the greatest gifts you can give your non-readers is the ability to sing along during worship. This week we are chatting with Kari Bass of Hymns at Home about the benefits of studying hymns and some of the resources she has available to make it easier on homeschool families.

YMB #33 Hymns in Morning Time with Kari Bass

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  • Joy Pullmann says:

    Kari was so articulate. I’m really impressed. What a great guest and topic. Thank you for bringing her on.

  • Christin says:

    I love this episode! Our family just made new “hymnals” for our morning time and I can’t wait to use the resources on Kari’s website.
    For our morning time hymnals, I print off copies of about 10 hymns for everyone in the family. We staple them together and my kids (6, 4, and 18 mo) get to decorate the covers of their own “hymnal”. When we sing, the only rule is that they sing or play their instruments (drum, xylophone, tambourine, recorder, etc). We have a lot of joyful noise going on. I love it when they request a favorite during morning time. It is also a great way to introduce reading music with them.

  • Amy says:

    Kari mentioned a book that was illustrated hymns; was this the one she meant? https://www.amazon.com/Amazing-Grace-Illustrated-Stories-Favorite/dp/0825434335. I know she also mentioned this book: https://www.cph.org/p-19266-my-first-hymnal.aspx. I am our church’s librarian and I’m adding things to our wish list 🙂 Thank you!

  • Kim says:

    Thank you for this! I’ve been lacking in hymns but so have been wanting to add them. Kari’s website is such a great resource.

  • Adrienne says:

    Another resource for hymns is http://www.traditionalcatholicliving.com/. They include outlines as to how to teach one hymn each month, additional resources about its history, and links to youtube of different performances of each hymn.

    • Christine says:

      Thank you a million times over for the website link to the Catholic hymns. I’ve struggled with hymn study because most of the hymns are not ones that my children will hear in our church. I’m so so excited to explore that webpage more and find hymns that come from our faith.

    • Valerie says:

      We love ” traditional Catholic living “hymns website too !!!

  • Christina says:

    This episode was one of the most enjoyable I have heard in a while. Kari was so warm and likeable, and this topic is so practical. Pam, you picked a great one! Thank you. I am going to share this episode and this resource with many friends.

  • Danielle says:

    Hymns at Home is a great resource! I just checked it out this morning. I’m reformed, and go to an Orthodox Presbyterian church. We sing nearly all hymns! We also have a “song book” that contains newer songs/hymns that have been carefully selected by the board of elders. They review any “new” songs for theological truth, the ability for the song to be sung by a group, AND, even review whether the tune is appropriate to the words and is reverent to God. We sing maybe one or two songs/hymns from this song book each Lord’s day. All others are hymns from the Trinity hymnal. We want to bring honor and glory to God-that is what worship is all about! Thank you for sharing this!

  • Keicia says:

    So glad to find this resource! I’ve been doing a few hymns with my 3 yo – just ones she’s started picking up on from church and we practice more at home. I wanted to find something to help us do even more hymns and I think this is just it! Thanks!!

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