Picks and Pans Review: Laurie Berkner: 5 Keys to Music Appreciation for Kids
1 IT'S ALL ABOUT EXPRESSION
I wrote "We Are the Dinosaurs," and it gives kids a chance to express anger, just stomp around.
Get up and actually dance with your kid. Share the experience of music with them.
3 DON'T FORGET THE LYRICS
There's an imprint when you connect to the rhythm and the words.
4 MAKE UP SONGS
It can be about whatever you're doing. Lucy [her 3-year-old daughter] would lose things all the time and I would sing, "We're Going on a Hunt." So we put it on Rocketship Run.
5 MIX UP THE MUSIC
The broader the spectrum of music they listen to, the more they'll just love music.
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