Sunday, September 2, 2012

Music Helps Children Develop

I am really excited to share with you a children's CD called Bubble Ride by Vanessa Trien and the Jumping Monkeys.

I'm giving Bubble Ride away on my site called Planet of the Apels. Please go and enter here!

How does music help children develop?

Much of my information I'm getting off of MedicineNet.

Music stimulates the emotions, brain, and the body all together. Communication is developed in auditory impulses. Music holds many ingredients to advance speech, movement, and expression.

If parents, healthcare providers, and early childhood educators on these great benefits of music, we'd have very happy children!

Some ways I've encouraged my kids to listen and enjoy music:
  1. We listen to music in the car. This makes road trips less of a drag. Happy music makes our children chipper. If our children just woke up from a nap, we play classical music. They are not in the mood for beat when they've just woken up.
  2. We listen to music when it's time to clean up. I hear negative responses when it's clean up time. As soon as the music goes on, the negativity seems to disappear. They dance, sing and clean. We have races to see who can clean up the most before songs get done.
  3. We jam to music. Daddy grabs a mop to be a fake guitar, Isaak grabs a kitchen bowl for a drum, Mica grabs pencils to drum on the leather couch cushions, and I grab a brush to be a fake microphone. We laugh at our silliness. 
  4. We act out songs. There is a song called Tickle Monster on Bubble Ride. We end up tickling each other during the song.
Disclaimer: The opinions on the post are my personal take on the product. This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. I am not compensated to provide my opinion except for receiving the products themselves to test out. I received a CD of Bubble Ride to help with this review/giveaway. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review.