As a parent, some things are worth repeating - the first time you hold your baby, your child's first laugh or first few steps, watching your child make a new friend, and even a random snuggle on a rainy day. Other moments are best left in the past - your chid's first bout with croup, and ear infection or a stomach bug. And of course, we can't forget about that diaper incident that happened on a quick trip to the store! (Don't pretend like it hasn't ever happened to you! LOL!) And yes, even the 95th reading of your child's favorite book. (Good riddance Goodnight Moon. Right?)
However, from a child development standpoint, reading that same book over and over again is actually a good thing. Few things build your child's brain and open opportunities for learning more than consistent repetition of healthy activities and experiences. Every new activity your child participates in makes a new neural pathway in your child's brain. Each time that experience is repeated, the neural pathway "or learning" is strengthened. So, each week when you come to Kindermusik class we intentionally repeat some of the same activities from previous weeks and also give you the music and resources to repeat them at home. It's how your child learns best!
So this month, focus on repetition. Listen to the music from class and do the activities together at home. Then repeat, because practice may not make perfect, but it does make LEARNING!
Ready to get your child on the pathway to music and learning? START HERE.
Ms. Leah grew up in Asheville, NC and was exposed to music at an early age. She played violin and then grew to enjoy participating in high school and church choral and drama programs.