Susan Brown

Lesson Designer

Susan Brown has more than 20 years experience teaching in a variety of settings including the public and private school, preschool, religious education classroom, homeschool, and co-op. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with minors in Music and Spanish from the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota.

She loves reading, writing, music, graphic design, and playing games with her daughters. She gave up a career as a full-time teacher to homeschool her children as a single mom. She and her daughters currently live in Minnesota with their three cats.

Susan has a passion for making learning easy and enjoyable for kids. She creates educational products such as Reader’s Theater scripts, games, puzzles, posters, activity packs, copywork, resource pages, school room decor, and more for her company, Warm Hearts Publishing. Her goal is to fill her shop with hundreds of products, both Christian and secular, that will make teaching easier for homeschoolers and teachers alike. She also offers tips and resources for homeschoolers on her blog, note: External links may be automatically included within third party websites; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by nor by the lesson designer of any products, services, or opinions of the corporation, organization, or individual. Parents may wish to preview all links because third-party websites include ads that may change over time.

Courses by Susan

Fun with Music is a collection of games designed to help students of all ages learn important musical terminology including note names, music intervals and key signatures, symbols, and other terms. These games can be adapted in countless ways to fit your student’s age and interest level.

Reader’s Theater is a series of short scripts designed to be read by two or more students. Memorization is not required because the focus on this form of drama is on reading the work with expression rather than reciting it. They are easily adapted to single-child households by having a parent read opposite the child or by having the child read the play in two different “voices.” Be sure to download the Introduction, Tips, and How-Tos from the Course Details tab. You’ll find the link under Course Introduction.