Friday, June 22, 2012

Music and Reading - Response to a Mom

1. At the very beginning, you teach a child the Alphabet Song. It is sung to the "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" song.)  Most adults who learned it at the age of 3 or 4 still sing it.

2. Anything that you can put to music will be more easily remembered. My son "Sebastian" needed to know how to spell his rather long name for Pre-School. I made up a song "S-E-B, A-S-T, I-A-N spells Sebastian." He learned is within a couple of days. 23 years later... he can still sing it.
With Marigold, his golden retriever...who loves popovers!

3. Take the "Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" book out of your local library or purchase at a local bookstore or on Amazon, and either at your library or on Amazon get Maestro Classics musical setting of this story and read with your child and have him/her follow along as you read it and listen together.


more to follow.....

Monday, June 18, 2012

10 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child About Music

Here are My Favorite Ten Ways to Teach Your Child About Music

1. Sing every song that you know

2. Put music players in your car, kitchen, and child’s bedroom

3. Find a parent-child music class

4. Find a teacher and study an instrument

5. Join a musical group

6. Teach your child to dance

7. Read about composers

8. Learn to sight sing

9. Add composers to your history timeline

10. Listen, listen, listen widely