What comes to mind when you first think of Valentine’s Day? Candy. Cupid. Cards. Chocolate. Hearts. Love. Romance. Gifts. Date Night. How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? How do you celebrate this special day with your child? As a child, I remember my parents going out on a date for Valentine’s Day. But, Valentine’s Day was not just … More You Can Count on Me for Valentine’s Day
Does all children’s music have to be unbearable?
As a music educator, I believe when children listen to music, it should have quality. Just as adults enjoy listening to instruments in their favorite artist’s album, children should also be able to do the same! … More Unbearable Children’s Music?
Wait a second…are those the right lyrics?!? As we get closer to the holidays, I hear the song from Charlie Brown being played. “Christmastime is here…happiness and cheer” are the words being sung by the characters from Peanuts. But, as I look around everyone is stressed with their ‘To Do List’ and activities that fill the calendar. What … More Christmastime is here…stressfulness and cheer?!?
Why are nursery rhymes still used with young children? Read through the following nursery rhyme to begin this discussion: “Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater, Had a wife and couldn’t keep her, Put her in a pumpkin shell, And there he kept her very well.” -Traditional Nursery Rhyme When children are participating in musical activities involving nursery … More Nursery Rhyme Skills
Many music studies focus on school-aged children and music. McMaster University did a study to see how music effects babies developmentally. There is a difference between passively listening to music and participating in music activities. Here is a link to the article: Babies’ Brains Benefit from Music Lessons Wee Music Studio Classes in Troy, Ohio are … More Active Music: Why Should Babies Participate?
Lullabies have been around for awhile but when should we sing them to children? Why should we sing them? Have you heard someone say that music can soothe the soul? Here is a study on how lullabies can soothe and have a positive influence on children. Lullabies Can Relieve Children’s Pain Need more lullaby songs to sing at … More The Positive Influence of Lullabies
Music is important to a child’s development. Give some thought to the following questions before reading the article below: Which part of the brain has neuro-imaging shown is active when involving music? What type of music should be sung to young children to give them a head start developmentally? What other activity should we do while singing to help children … More Developing Language Skills