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
Not convinced? This is a great post at Great Homeschool conventions
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Hi! I'm Michelle, 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. I'm a wife of 29 years, a 22-year homeschool veteran, and mom of four amazing children ranging from 18-26. We are just about to empty the nest. Oh, how time flew! My husband and I are excited to see how the Lord will use us in this new phase of life. I'd love to be friends! Send me an email, or connect with me on social media and tell me about yourself.
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