My young children and I have been partaking in the FUN and engaging music lessons provided by Music Together. We’ve started a band! Or at least they think so!
The Music Together Family Favorites Songbooks for Teachers is recommended to entertain infants, preschoolers, and children with special needs. The Music Together philosophy and mission is based on the child-based approach which stresses the ideas that young children teach themselves through play and by observing their loved ones. Also, the child’s natural ability will increase and flourish when they are provided with a rich learning environment.
The Music Together Family Favorites Songbooks for Teachers is a soft bound consisting of 112 pages of music and teaching suggestions/ideas for each of the 19 songs on the Family Favorite Cd. The songbook is divided in 3 sections.
The opening section explains the fundamentals and philosophies of Music Together with an explanation of how to use the recommended instruments and props.
The middle section contains the 19 songs from the Music Together Family Favorites CD that accompanies the songbook. This section is very helpful for the homeschool parent because it includes several teacher pages. Each teacher page has ideas and suggestions for the different age groups as well as children with special needs for teaching the specific music lessons.
The final section includes information about the Music Together Program and how to become associated with their licensed applications. Also, it includes a glossary and guitar reference chart.
The Family Favorites CD has an array of different child friendly songs that get you tapping to the beat instantly. You can listen to samples of the Family Favorites CD .
How it Worked For Us
Each morning my little ones 2, 5, and 7 years of age sit in a circle on the living room and start off their favorite song, Biddy Biddy. We clap, slap, and tap to the beat. We also play instruments that we have had for years. We only use the instruments for certain songs periodically. We usually rotate instruments. This is a huge hit for the little ones. They look forward these 20 – 30 minutes each day. I plan on continuing this program 2 times per week. I found it to be a great start to our day with movement right after Bible hour. However, I definitely think is it geared towards preschoolers! The songs are a bit babyish in my opinion.
The Songbook for Teachers is $29.95.
The CD is $14.95. Also you have the option of downloading individual tracks for $.99 each or the entire album for $9.99 for your MP3 player.
The Music Together Family Favorites CD and Songbook Combo is available for a special price of $39.95 (a $5 discount).
Use the coupon code: Schoolhouse
This program would be a wonderful program for a homeschool coop setting, daycare or preschool class. Even the musical novice would have no problem teaching music lessons with Music Together. The program has won many awards.
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