Post Archives

Ministry
August 15, 2016

Playing at music making with your toddler

“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 keep […]

July 21, 2016

Sharing the joy of 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 […]

July 20, 2016

The Mozart Effect for Children: Awakening Your Child’s Mind, Health, and Creativity with Music

  It is not necessary to be a professional musician or even to sing on key all the time to introduce music into your child’s life. How well you pick out a tune on the piano or how gracefully you dance doesn’t matter nearly as much as the passion and joy with which you share […]

March 7, 2014

When a Little Girl Conducts Her Church Choir

Here’s a perfect account to illustrate the power which our love of music has on our toddlers. Have you seen the viral video of the little girl directing her church choir? According to NBC News, she’s at a Baptist church in–of all places–Kyrgystan! May the power of God’s Word continue to go forth throughout the […]

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 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 […]

December 20, 2013

Ancient Advent Carol Echoes Across the Centuries

FOR CENTURIES BELIEVERS HAVE SUNG SONGS OF PRAISE HONORING CHRIST’S INCARNATION.  One of the earliest I have discovered is “Let all mortal flesh keep silent” which was written originally as a hymn as a part of the Liturgy of Saint James (as in brother of Jesus). Yes, some scholars think that these words were penned even […]

December 17, 2013

The Christmas Scale

  Whether true or not, this is a delightful story of a son’s memory of his mom trying to teach him to play the piano. http://www.ignitermedia.com/products/2667-the-christmas-scale  

September 26, 2013

The Word for the Day

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/lorikozlowski/2012/11/15/the-musicians-os-tech-for-music-education/

September 12, 2013

Even Solomon was not clothed as one of them…..

          If you’d like to view the original, as well as other views of the Monterey coast by Rob Jagnow, you can view them here.  

Page 1 of 3