Chances are good that you do all you can to give your kids at least some exposure to arts and music at home. You’ve probably got about a zillion coloring books hanging around loose, and those boxes of crayons, markers and water-color paints are spilling off the shelf. Your kids probably have some of their own preferred sing-along type songs – 2nd graders are particularly fond of songs that are funny or that offer interactivity.
However, really exposing your kids to art and music in homeschooling can be tough. If you want your kids to have at least some appreciation of the humanities, then you do need to figure out what you can do here. One good option is to let your kids tell you what music they like – you can download it and add the songs to an MP3 player of their own (these days, you can pick up a cheap player for just a few bucks). For art, you can expose them to a lot of things, from comic books to Renaissance masters. The key is to build time into your day to do this.