Encorporating Learning Music into Daily Lives


BorodinHow do you add music to your daily life? In one of my favorite Yahoo groups, MontessoriMusic, this discussion brought up many ideas. You can read about our own latest approach and download our free materials at the end.

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Great websites for teaching music to kids


This is a fantastic list, put together by Martianne in Montessori Music Yahoo (MontMusic) group:

Interactive classical sites

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Montessori bells – pitch development



Music Together Classes vs. Music for Aardvarks


Music for AardvarksMy little one, Smiles, is growing and I am anxious to introduce more music into his life. Our stereo got broken, and while we are working on a fix, I decided to join a mommy and me music class. Besides, Smiles tends to feel really excited in the most bizarre and overcrowded situations, so a few friends for a playdate just don't cut it.

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Babies and Music? Some wonderful suggestions. Part 3.


Thanks to Tamsyn for sharing this!

Babies and Music? Some wonderful suggestions. Part 1.
Babies and Music? Some wonderful suggestions. Part 2.

Part 3

My best advice is to follow your child’s lead, and if he doesn’t seem ready don’t push it. I do know that in Suzuki they start kids as young as two, and one of the biggest ways they motivate their children is to play the piano yourself. If you play already, great, do it! If you don’t,

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Babies and Music? Some wonderful suggestions. Part 2.


Thanks to Tamsyn for sharing this!
Babies and Music? Some wonderful suggestions. Part 1.
Babies and Music? Some wonderful suggestions. Part 3.

With my son we mostly listen to a lot of music. I emphasize ideas like high and low, loud and soft, and fast and slow. I have some scarves that we dance with and he likes to mimic me, so when the music is slow we do large slower movements, and when it’s fast, we move quickly. He loves this. I have a few child-friendly percussion instruments I got at the local music/toy store, and we play with them too. At this age, it’s hard to get small children to tap the beat, but one thing we can do is teach them to respond to musical cues.

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Babies and Music? Some wonderful suggestions. Part 1.



Einstein never used flashcards – is early development really necessary?


“Einstein has never used flashcards.” Haven’t you heard that one before? If you like to introduce your children into the wonderful world of knowledge and skills early, then I am sure you you’ve heard it.

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Encyclopedic Knowledge – Music