Originally posted on Northwest Arkansas Moms Blog
Most of my earliest childhood memories involve my mother singing to me–singing in the bath tub, singing at bedtime, singing in the car, singing songs with the goofy games we would play–and while she would be the first to assure you that she doesn’t take much pride in her singing voice, to me it was the most beautiful sound I knew.
Fast forward to 2.5 years ago when my first child was born. Despite having earned a masters degree in music and working as a music teacher for the previous decade, I drew a blank when it came time to hush my restless baby with lullabies or entertain him with clever children’s rhymes. And at the same time, I really began to observe with amazement as this young infant reacted to music when it was present. I realized there must be something to all of this babies and music stuff I had always sort of brushed off.
This interest led me to discover Music Together®, an international, research-based early childhood music and movement program for ages birth through five with a parent and caregiver. Translation: “mommy and me”-style music class based on the research of how young children learn best.
Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying our Music Together classes as a parent, teacher, and center director. There are so many programs out there for young kids, and whatever method you choose to expose your children to music is ultimately going to reap benefits throughout their lives, but Music Together has a special place in my heart.
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