Follow-up on Music Show

Top 10 list of Ways to bring music into your family courtesy of Julee Kowallis and A Joyful Noise.

  1. Listen to a variety of quality recorded music at home and while running errands in the car.
  2. Sing familiar songs or make up your own songs while you play or when working around the house.
  3. Take time to listen to all the interesting sounds in your environment – imitate nature sounds while out for a walk.
  4. Explore sounds with homemade instruments like pots and pans, spoons, and shakers.
  5. Create family music making opportunities in which everyone plays along.  Include all your talents, from playing the spoons to folk instruments to gathering around the piano to singing a cappella.
  6. Dance to music from the radio, television, or any other source you enjoy.
  7. Follow the admonition of the Hymn Book and sing hymns at scripture time, at family prayer and at Family Home Evening.
  8. If you know someone who plays an instrument, plan a visit so your child can see, touch and hear that special instrument.
  9. Make music part of your child’s bedtime routine or any routine (bathing, cooking, cleaning) – lullabies are particularly soothing and calming.
  10. Join a structured musical learning class with your child.