Listening to music can...
- Destress a child (and parents)
- Boost child development- social, language, literacy, and more
- Encourage dancing- build motor skills
- Ignite self-expression
- Boost brain power
- Encourage singing
- Increase interest in musical instruments
DCE Choir Remind
Music appreciation is beneficial to your children and can lead to having a lifelong love for music. <3 There is no downside to adding music appreciation to your home curriculum.
1. Play great music as a background for working.
Some kids find it difficult to concentrate with background noise, but soft music (especially instrumental) can sometimes help kids focus better. Try it out! Play classical music while the kids are doing independent work. It's easy to find free classical music on Spotify and YouTube.
April 27-May 1
Create a musical era timeline. You could even include clips of the "top" songs from the era.
7. Musical Reactions
Play classical music and have your child write a response to it. The response can be a list of words, a paragraph, a picture, a poem, etc. The music can even be popular music, but try just the instrumental without the lyrics.
8. Sing the Lyrics
- Song lyrics
~Write down one or two verses from popular or favorite songs. Ensure you leave a few words missing here and there and leave it as a blank.
~Write down the name of the song beside it, so you know the right answer.
~Divide the group into teams.
~Give each team a chance to guess while you read out the clues that you wrote down as a verse. Set a time limit by which the players have to guess. If the team or player cannot guess the lyrics, pass it on to the next person or team. The team that gets the maximum answers right is the winner.