Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Preschool Music Lessons

 Archer (35 months) has always been the kid that sings all day long. Sometimes they're real songs, sometimes it is just random singing. For a while now, he has been interested in the piano, probably because big brother takes lessons. A couple of weeks ago, he decided he wanted to be able to play Twinkle Twinkle. I dug out an old book with letters written by the notes and a key guide and started showing him how to play (it definitely helped that he has been obsessed with letters his whole life). It took effort and determination, but could eventually play some of the song. My husband witnessed this and said that we need to do something to support this interest. My crazy early education self was on it!

I ended up signing up for a 30 day free trial of Prodigies (I'm not an affiliate, so I gain nothing by sharing with others). Both kids enjoyed the rhythm songs and it became our routine to do some lessons after breakfast.

Archer usually just watches, but will sometimes sing, sign or play along with the videos. (You can buy stickers for the piano that coordinate with the lessons, but I have not done it yet). 

We tried some of the worksheets from the website, but Archer was not too interested.

What struck me was how often he was singing these songs randomly during the day. One day, he had some colored gears and was using them to sign and sign Do, Re, Mi. That was enough for me to decide this kid really enjoys learning music, so two weeks in I decided to order him some desk bells.

I ended up ordering the Rhythm Band Bells through Amazon instead of going through Prodigies, because they're made by the same company, they were a little cheaper and for $10 I could buy a 4 year protection plan. 

His bells came and he was super excited! I hope the excitement and interest continue and am looking forward to where we go from here.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...