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Wednesday, July 8, 2009


Music is an important part of every person's life. Children should be exposed to music early and often - and not just one type of music, either. Find ways to expose your child to a wide variety of musical styles and methods.

Take them to concerts of various kinds.

Listen to different radio stations.

Bring in an assortment of instruments for you child to play with and experience.

Most importantly, let your child decide what music they like and enjoy. You may be surprised to find that you teenager actually enjoys classical music instead of rock and roll. (I know I was...)

With so many different types of music available in the world, you're sure to find something that your child enjoys (and you can tolerate).


Petula said...

You're so right! I exposed my oldest to all kinds of music and cultural events. Now it doesn't matter what radio station is on she always knows the words and likes the music. I am amazed. It's also funny to see my kids start bobbing their heads to music I never thought they would like. Luckily I listen to a lot of different things and they're naturally exposed to it, but it still surprises me. Great post.

Petula said...

Oh, by the way, it's 11 p.m. and the paint supplies are still in the bathroom sink in the dirty water. SIGH!