This dad is on fuego! Stickers with notes on the keyboard, a empty plastic coke bottle for a percussive instrument and no judgement just fun. This is exactly how we can learn and teach thru play and that's what we do everyday at Ladybug. Now please – go make some music! Patricia
…and we hope your family will too!
This dad and daughter are incredible and I'm pretty sure they're making music everyday
Giving your children as many musical experiences as possible provides them with a base for building music literacy. Here are a couple of easy ideas:
1) Do you have an old guitar or another instrument packed away in the garage?
Dust it off, tune it up and let your child pluck a string! Has your piano just become a piece of furniture? Lift up the cover and let your kid hit a few keys. Nothing beats experiencing instruments up close and hands on – who knows maybe you'll be inspired to plunk out a few notes too!
2)Ladybug has many songs that you can incorporate into your daily routines.
A Ladybug dad told me he was using "Blob Fish" from the Ladybug Music Blue Collection for a bathtub song – blowing bubbles and a fun little dunk when "Blobby" plops! Another mom uses the melody of the "Ladybug Hello Song" to help her young child remember their phone number.
Is there one musical thing you do everyday with your family? Please let us know on our Ladybug Music Facebook Page because we'd love to share your ideas! Happy New Years!! Patricia
Ladybug Music® is an award winning early childhood music education program created by educator/songwriter/producer Patricia M. Maertens – yup that's me
I have a simple mission: marrying great music with great education. I've had the wonderful fortune of working with the best teachers & musicians that all bring their amazing talents to the Ladybug Music program & Ladybug Music CD's. helping make this mission possible!
In this mixed age (infant to 5 yrs) program, children and their parents are introduced to music from all over the world and taught about pitch, tempo, melody and rhythm through singing, rhythmic chanting, instrument jam sessions, dancing, finger plays, and just plain silly time! Sign up for your FREE demo!