In search of quality family music
We've all heard that "music is good for young children," but many of us don't feel very musical.
Let's face it, listening over and over to so-called "children's music" can drive us to the breaking point...
Playing our music for our little ones is great, but it can be difficult to recreate/sing ourselves, include our little ones in the music-making, or simply to remember the words!
We all need a place to start...
Often, we need to be reminded about how simple the act of music-making can be with our young children!
We need an avenue to feel less afraid of being silly or sounding ridiculous
We need some ideas for actually using nursery rhymes and finger plays to connect with our young children
Elise, Mother of a toddler
"I actually hate most of the children's music you buy or find on youtube - there is too much 'going on' with all the electric instruments... Your album is really different, and reminds me of our baby music class (which my son and I loved). It really is easy to sing and clap along to the songs! Sometimes I use the album like an activity that my son and I can do together, or sometimes I just let it play and it seems to calm him down - I even saw him doing some hand motions by himself the other day!"
3 Myths About Children's Music, Dispelled
1. You don't have to be musical to provide musical experiences for your young child
2. You don't have to like children's music to be musical with your child
3. You don't have to know or remember a bunch of "kids songs" to be musical with your child
Access a place in yourself
THAT HELPS YOU CONNECT, CREATE, AND SIMPLY PLAY WITH MUSIC
SUSAN ARBUCKLE, caregiver & grandmother
"Ayelet's melodic, warm, inviting voice welcomes you to play and interact musically with your young child. Through the music and ideas presented, you'll be inspired to find new ways to support your young child's development!"
Listen and engage
As we create rich musical experiences together using the simplest of tools - your voice and homemade instruments
Use songs, rhymes and chants
From your childhood and from the Strength In Words podcast to support your infant, toddler or preschooler's development
Heather, Mother of an infant and a toddler
"I love the album as do my children, ages 3 and 10 months. We enjoy your voice and recommendations of ways to switch things up. We had been playing your Episode 25 of the podcast repeatedly until the album came out."
mikiya, Father of an infant & toddler
"I'm a stay-at-home dad and my kids and I do regular 'circle time.' Playing clips of the podcast and this album really engages them. The first time we sat down with the album, my daughter actually cried when I told her it was time to turn the music off and get ready to go to the park."
Strength In Words: Music For Families can be purchased directly from us, or on iTunes, CD Baby, Spotify, Teachers Pay Teachers, Amazon Digital Music, Pandora, Google Music Store, and other digital providers.
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