Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I Can't Sing Book....

A couple weeks ago I had a great conversation with a early childhood music teacher. I was sharing with her my concerns about incorporating music into my daughter's life because I am not a very musical person...Sure, I enjoy listening to it, but that's about as far as it goes. Ask my mom about the 9 years of piano lessons that went absolutely NOWHERE!
Anyhow, she shared some research with me on the correlation between children's ability to keep a rhythm and academic success....along with many other benefits. I should have taken notes during our chat so I had all of these to share!
Anyhow, she definitely made me more mindful of including music awareness in Q's daily routine. And of course it is valuable for the academic reasons, but even more than that, it's a lot of fun! Q enjoys any activity that involves instruments or singing or dancing, so I wanted to be able to broaden these experiences for her!

I did a little research and found this book by Jackie Silberg. She has come to be a favorite author of mine in the realm of early childhood because she's so darn practical and down to earth in her activity suggestions! That's my kind of gal!

So I will be highlighting some of her recommended activities in the near future.....stay tuned!
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