Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School? Music to Calm New School Year Jitters

Whether a homeschool parent or a parent who carpools to school, sports, and social activities, most parents spend a lot of time in their cars driving their children from place to place.

The car is an excellent place to have a one-on-one conversation with your child. Somehow the fact that you are looking at the road and that no one else is around often lends itself to discussions and disclosures that do not come up at the dinner table. But it is also a great time to share music together. When you cannot watch a video or look at a YouTube video with your child, you can listen to music and audiobooks and share the experience.

At Maestro Classics, having had kids who loved both audiobooks and music ourselves, we loved the idea of combining them. Classical music with stories for children is such a natural idea, and yet people continue to come up to our booth a tradeshows and ask, "What are these CDs? Are the stories? Are they music?" And, we say, "Both," as we hand them a headset to listen... and watch their smiles as they are transported to a different world through stories in music.

TAKE AWAY: Treat yourself to a Maestro Classics' CD or MP3 to start off your school year. If you have 5-7 year olds, start with Peter and the Wolf or Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. If your children are older, stay tuned for more advice.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post comment here: