Thursday, November 28, 2013
Music and Morals - Music Can Teach You More Than You Think!
Why is Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel a Great Story? Because It Has Something Important to Teach Us All...
Sometimes we think that music is just fluff that can fill some time in our children's lives when they are not doing schoolwork or chores. After all, you let them listen while you wash the dishes, vacuum, read online news, or take a moment to read that book that you have been trying to finish for weeks now.
For better or for worse, when you put on a Maestro Classics CD, you will probably find yourself listening as well. You will find Virginia Lee Burton, the author of the classics Mike Mulligan story, telling you that everyone has some artistic talent inside of them, and you will discover from the composer/conductor Stephen Simon what a quodlibet is and discover that you really can hear more inside the music than you thought you could. But when the CD is over, here are a few ways that you can draw the important life lessons from this great story. If you do not own a copy of this classic American children's picture book, find it at your local library or purchase a copy.
Loyalty, friendship, determination....
Below are some famous quotations and Bible verses that show how you can relate this wonderful story with music to your child's life and to your homeschool curriculum.
Click here to purchase the Maestro Classics CD of Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel with music by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. MP3 version also available on our new Facebook Store. Quick and easy checkout. MP3 includes pdf 24-page booklet - free at Facebook Store.
iTunes: MP3 (no booklet)
Stay tuned for more Music & Morals posts.