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February 2014
February 25, 2014

A Musical Recipe

“THIS IS THE WAY WE COMB OUR HAIR….” One of the easiest ways to get into the habit of including music in every aspect of your life with your child is to make up songs about everyday activities as you perform them. Invent a crawling song, a getting dressed song, a going-out-in-the-stroller song, working to […]

February 20, 2014

Enjoying Music with Your Toddler

Looking for a simple way to incorporate music into your toddler’s life? Here are a few very simple ideas from Don Campbell’s book, “The Mozart Effect for Children.” Borrow a melody from a favorite children’s song and make up your own words, singing them to the rhythm of her movement across the floor. The following […]

February 19, 2014

The Stirrings of an Early Spring Day

Warm sunshine is now splashing on my back deck. The birds are out and chattering about, especially the blue jays upon spying Debussy out napping beside me. The composer Debussy had something to say musically which seems so appropriate to today’s loveliness. Listen with me to his composition “Prelude to an Afternoon of a Faun.” […]

February 18, 2014

Most Important: Demonstrate to Your Child How Much You Yourself Love Music

MOST IMPORTANT, DEMONSTRATE TO YOUR CHILD HOW MUCH YOU YOURSELF LOVE MUSIC.  Put on a favorite recording and dance, alone or with a partner, moving smoothly and freely, mostly with your upper body. Pick your baby up and dance with her in your arms. Or sit on the floor with your baby in your lap and […]

February 11, 2014

Children’s Music Activity: Create Your Own Instruments!

Create your own instruments! Making music does not have to involve fancy or involved instruments. You can create your own instruments using simple, household items with easily collected items. -two serving spoons clinked together -wooden spoon on plastic food container -three or four pennies in a small plastic food container or plastic egg which can […]