Mommy Can We Practice Now Author:Marie C. Parkinson The world is such a busy, fast-moving place. Parents are on the go from morning to night. Many times children get the short end of the stick with parents spending so little one-to-one time with their children. Is it really that hard to take a few minutes out of the day to be with your child? — Music is such a beautiful art. It is a great oppo... more »rtunity to be able to have our children learn of music.
But the experience of being next to your child, becoming closer to him, helping him to develop a good self-esteem, and to become a stronger, well-rounded person while learning this art is a privilege too wonderful to miss!
In a few short years, you will be able to sit back and listen to the harvest of sound. Your child may never become a concert pianist or a 1st violinist for the orchestra, but he/she will develop into a more beautiful and sensitive person.
Practice time has become so important in my family. I love sitting with them and watching them grow. We have developed much more than talent - we have developed LOVE.
The results have been most successful. Many parents pay their children to practice. The other day I had to pay my 5-year-old to quit practicing so my 7-year-old could. We went on vacation last summer, and before we were a hundred miles from home, the 5-year-old was banging on our camper window yelling, "Where's the piano?" When I explained it was too big to pack, he bawled for 20 miles. Finally we satisfied him by plaing "Name That Tune" and "Guess What My Fingers Are Playing".
Practicing with your children really does help, and these games will make practice sessions a real treat.
Recently I went through some games with a friend. She used them and then demanded the first copy of this book. "I don't care if it is bound or anything, I just want the book. I played one of the games yesterday and it was the first practice session ever that my child and I haven't ended up screaming," she said.
Oh, and Mom, don't let this book hold back your imagination. There must be another 1000 games, so Carry On, Mom!« less