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Old 02-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Musics to listen to during the Homeschooling time/break time.

Do you like to start your homeschooling day with music?

Do you sing with your kids, or do you play music for your kids from mp3 player, or both?

Do you like to play background musics for kids during the homeschooling time?

If so, please share which albums you recommend.


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Old 02-14-2012, 09:16 PM   #2
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Re: Musics to listen to during the Homeschooling time/break time.

We don't do music all of the time, just depends on what we are doing. Kearnan has SPD and he is also high functioning PDD NOS/Aspie (in need of a new eval) so he actually performs better with music during certain lessons but not others. He can memorize almost anything if it is set to music so he uses School House Rock stuff to memorize things. He also listens to his MP3 player while doing his math worksheets but he listens to old school punk because that makes him work harder/faster. He does not use music during reading, history, or writing lessons. Tharen only listens to music during music lessons or while doing arts or breaks. He likes Buddhist chanting, Enya and Loreena Mckennitt type music. He will also sing "renny music" with us but we only do that when Kearnan isn't working because he finds it too distracting.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:33 AM   #3
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Re: Musics to listen to during the Homeschooling time/break time.

There is a great musician called Foster Brown and he has a couple cds out... Naturally and Songs from a Naturalist's Notebook... my boys love them and they are such fun songs... all wrote for kids teaching them through song a lot about nature and science. He is the only reason I know what a watershed is.

Other big hits in our house:
Doc Watson's Songs for Little Pickers
Bible Action Songs (good for getting their energy out... dance parties in the kitchen, anyone?)
Folk Song Lullabies by Phil Rosenthal when it's time to relax and do art
It's A Big World by Renee and Jeremy for background music
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:51 AM   #4
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We use the Peter and the Wolfe CD and workbook to go through for "music theory" with my 5yo. She loves to listen to the music and try to pick out which instrument is what. She will listen for hours and told me it's like the instruments are "talking to each other" which they kind of are.

We also use Pandora where we can make children's music stations (Disney, Wiggles, etc) and classical music stations for them to dance/listen to.
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