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Music as Brain Food for Tots

Kindermusik classes in South West Atlanta are starting soon! You can check out the instructor’s, Ms. Wendy’s web site at www.mylittleovertures.com. She is a retired music teacher of 31 years and would be glad to have you and your little one in her class. A.J. and I will be participating again. We hope to see you and your little one, too!

A.J.'s first Kindermusik class participants

In Kindermusik class

I made some matching instrument cards for A.J. found here.

We played a few times so that he could get the hang of it.

My Sister bought A.J. a keyboard for Christmas. He likes to play it, especially when I have to put his drum away because he threw it on the floor out of frustration! (I must say that he has stopped doing this over the past week!)

A.J. playing his keyboard

Last weekend my husband and I took A.J. to see the performance “Blast.” It is a drum, dance, musical ensemble that is EXTRAORDINARY! I had never seen a performance like this before. The musicianship was incredible and the drummers inspired A.J., too! I found this YouTube clip of one of the numbers called Drum Battle. It’s off the chain on video, but even more so, live.

A.J. with his Dad and two of the "Blast" percussionist.

This Saturday we attended the Honda Battle of the Bands. Although Florida A&M  University was not in attendance, the schools that represented, showed up and out!

Finally, the Library of Congress has wonderful Podcasts on Music and the brain. Check  out these podcasts,  here.

How do you share music with your little one?

Pray, Persist & Prosper!


First Course of Kindermusik Comes to a Close

Today was the last day of A.J.’s first Kindermusik course. A.J. and I attended all 10 sessions. DH did attend the last session to observe what we did each Saturday morning for the past 10 weeks.

We play the CD that accompanied the class everyday. A.J. loves it and asks for the CD to be played CONSTANTLY. I hear the songs in my sleep!

To honor the end of the  course, I made placemats for all the moms and made a special card for the teacher. The placemats had a picture of each mom with their little one along with numbers and shapes.

When I made the placemats, I didn’t have any good pictures of me with A.J. in class, so I used a picture of our family at Pettit Creek Farms. I meant to take pictures of all of the placemats, but I forgot. Since I created one for A.J., I can show you that one.

Just in case you can not read the words at the top, it says: God is Love. I Love my Mommy and Daddy.

Kindermusik Class November 2011

We are looking forward to the next session, which starts in January!

What enrichment activities does your child(ren) enjoy?

Pray, Persist and Prosper!