The holidays are upon us and everyone is busy with many tasks, including baking, shopping and wrapping gifts. Our children are also in the spirit, with parties and celebrations taking place at school and in homes all over the area.
Despite the craziness of the season, now is a perfect time to think of activities for the long winter months ahead. Many good programs await – among them Music Together.
Music Together is a program that introduces children and parents to the joys of music-making and the limit-less benefits of having music in their lives. At a class, recently held in Delmar, NY, mothers, grandmothers and an assortment of babies, toddlers and preschoolers were led on a musical journey by Music Together teacher, Deb Cavanaugh.
Deb led the highly-responsive class in a session of singing, dancing and music making. The children were absolutely giddy with delight, as they participated in each song, led by Deb on the guitar and via Music Together’s CD of songs. Download the Music Together app for 8 free songs from the class here.
Simple instruments such as tambourines, castanets and bead-filled eggs were scooped up by the children and eagerly played as the class danced and sang! The mothers and grandmothers alike were totally involved and the enthusiasm in the room was highly contagious!
Music Together offers classes in more than 2,500 communities around the world, so there is sure to be one in your area. A big thank you to Deb and the mothers and grandmothers who invited us to share their love of music!
Want to take a FREE class? Click here to find one near you.
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