Music is so very powerful and a great confidence builder to children who learn how to play an instrument and become good at it. It may take a little bit of experimenting with different instruments, but if they have musical ability, whether it be through voice or instrument, you can help them find it.
At our Yellow Schoolhouse and home, our children tried, voice, piano, trumpet, and guitar and a little dabbling with drums. Our youngest found her musical ability through dance. Although it is not an instrument, the ability to feel the music is very much needed.They each found their favorite and are using it still today in their adult lives
Enjoy this read from Martha Reineke as you learn how to add th power of music to your homeschool!
MUSIC IS POWERFUL: WAYS TO HARNESS THE POWER IN YOUR HOMESCHOOL
Have you ever laid in a hammock, or on a towel next to the ocean, listening to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore? There is just something about the rhythmic crash of the waves that lulls you into a state of relaxation. You cannot long rest near the shoreline without feeling the effects of the waves.
What if there were a way to have the effects of such a location, without having to travel long distances to the ocean? Similar to the lapping waves, is the beat of a drum, or the sway of a soothing melody. Music is powerful.
Music isn’t just a tool for physical and emotional therapy, however. Music, and learning to play an instrument have been directly linked to higher grades, improved cognitive function and increased concentration levels. Scientists at John’s Hopkins College have experimented with music and shown that educators who employ music in their classrooms have seen an improvement in their students’.... read more
The benefits of music in homeschool
A happy environment
Can Boost Feelings of Self-Esteem & Self-Worth
Can Boost Socialization
Playing An Instrument Hones Fine Motor Skills
- Helps Provide Emotional Regulation
How to you implement music in your homeschool? I'd love for you to share in the comments.
Michelle Osborn is the owner and founder of Yellow House Book Rental, specializing in providing homeschool curriculum for rent or purchase, as well as counseling and guidance for homeschool families. She is a wife of 32 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children and five adorable grandchildren. Three of her children are now entrepreneurs, running their own businesses and doing quite well. Michelle’s passions include serving by leading worship at her church and encouraging homeschool moms through one on one, social media and speaking engagements. She has found her niche in helping parents homeschooling their teens through the high school years and on to pursue their dreams
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