Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Music and Reading





Taliesin and Nathanael have been having so much fun with their new musical instruments. They not only enjoy playing music and listening to music, but they love putting music into a story to make it exciting. We recently had a "music and reading" day that they really enjoyed. It started off with the flute. They played the flute with Goodnight Moon. Then Taliesin played the mandolin and Nathanael the keyboard with If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. They then played the bells with Little Einstiens: Music of the Meadow. They get very creative - having the music vibrate during exciting parts and calm and cool during relaxing parts. I love the books like the Thomas and Lightning McQueen ones above. - The ones where the kids push the buttons to make sounds during different parts of the story. I buy these whenever I can. I love music. It really encourages creativity and imagination.

Kandy

4 comments:

little castle said...

We love music too. And because of that, we've always had music around and in some way as a theme in our house. It brings the house to life, doesn't it?

unschoolermom said...

It definitely does! I've always been a big music person.

Kandy

TERI said...

What a wonderful idea! I love the various instruments they are using.

unschoolermom said...

I do, too. Just yesterday, Nathanael got out his keyboard and his flute again. He played one of the pre-recorded songs on the keyboard and played the flute along with it. I just cannot believe how good his timing is. I've played instruments semi-professionally for almost twenty years, and he has better timing than I do - naturally. LOL.

Kandy