To do: Explore a wide variety of musical genres and see what your child likes best.
Time: 30 minutes
Materials: Your favorite music listening service.
There are so many streaming digital services out there – Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Prime and Youtube are all great resources.
For this activity, spend time exploring classic music with your kids by watching videos or listening to songs.
Make the genres you listen to wide: Miles Davis or John Coltrane for jazz; Marvin Gaye or the Staples singers for soul; Robert Johnson for the blues; Led Zeppelin for rock; Gustav Mahler for classical. As you listen, ask them:
- Tell me what kind of sounds you hear.
- What do you like the most?
- What don’t you like?
- Tap out the beat with them or sing along with the song if it’s one you know.
Pay attention to what your child or children seem to like the most!
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