Dancing Feet! – Musical Reads

It’s time to get those feet moving! Dancing with your child is such an important part of their musical development. We need to feel the beat in our bodies and what better way to do that than bop around a room with your parents. This book is full of fun words to say in a musical way. It’s got a great rhythm and everyone will find it hard to stay in their seats. Get the book (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2X48ITp Thanks for joining me on this Adventure in Suzuki Parenting and happy practicing!

Where Is the Green Sheep: Musical Reads

Where Is the Green Sheep by Mem Fox, Illustrated by Judy Horacek Learn how to use musical elements with your voice to keep this book interesting and engaging. This is one of my favorite books! Get the book! (affiliate links) English version: https://amzn.to/2Yd7enQ English and Spanish version: https://amzn.to/2JuUzcn Green Sheep!: https://amzn.to/2YdiHU4 Thanks for joining me on this Adventure in Suzuki Parenting and happy reading!

Count to 10 with a Mouse: Musical Reads

Today we are reading Count to 10 with a Mouse by Margaret Wise Brown and illustrated by Kirsten Richards. This is Musical Reads. ETA: When I made this video I didn’t realize how expensive this has become! Keep an eye out for used copies. Add it to your library: https://amzn.to/2EUfaTc This book has a familiar tune and will keep your child engaged with fun illustrations and a loveable mouse. Thanks for joining me on this Adventure in Suzuki Parenting and happy reading!

Yawn: Musical Reads

Today we are reading Yawn by Sally Symes and Nick Sharratt. It’s a fun book with a great rhyme scheme, cute ending and tactile elements. Get the book here (affiliate link):https://amzn.to/2Dp2i88 Watch the video: I love this Musical Read because it has such a great rhyming lyrical nature. Each page ends with suspension of what the next page will be, making it one of the earliest page turners your child will have. I don’t have a song for it (yet) but keeping a steady beat while reading it makes this book feel musical. It is similar to how we read …

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How Reading Aloud Makes Us Better Parents… and our kids better musicians

You’ve been reading to your child since they were a tiny babies. Many of us spent hours and hours with a toddler on our laps reading books until they were fully memorized. But do we continue to read aloud when they are an independent reader? Reading together isn’t something we need to give up once they can read on their own. I believe that this connection we get through books can help make us better parents! Not only that, but sharing stories can help your child become a more expressive musician. Watch the video below: We don’t have to stop …

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Farmyard Beat: Musical Read

Farmyard Beat by Lindsey Craig and Marc Brown was an instant favorite for both my own children and for my studio. I love pulling this one out in my Suzuki Early Childhood classes because parents and children both love the experience of this book. The combination of the steady beat and the animal sounds make it especially fun. You could just read this book, but it’s even better as a musical read. Get the book here (affiliate link): https://amzn.to/2Ocdaeh  

Brown Bear, Brown Bear: Musical Reads

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? is a family favorite. Bill Martin Jr and Eric Carle’s timeless classic is a regular bestseller, so you probably already have a copy! If not, put this in your library, it’s sure to be picked out over and over to read. By singing this book, you’ll give your child a way to engage more of their senses and interact with the book in a musical way. By singing together we strengthen our bond. Using a well-known melody that you already know, this is an easy Musical Read to add to your repertoire. …

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Baby Cakes: Musical Reads

Written by Karma Wilson and illustrated by Sam Williams, Baby Cakes is by far one of my favorite board books to read in a Suzuki Early Childhood class. The feeling of sharing the beat together keeps the whole class engaged. That doesn’t only happen in class though! You can easily keep that beat at home too. Not only does this book have a steady beat, it has some great opportunities to snuggle and connect with our children. Watch the video to get some tips to make this book more interesting for everyone. Need the book? Purchase it here (affiliate link): We’ll …

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Freight Train: Musical Reads

Looking for some new inspiration reading to your baby or toddler? With our Musical Reads, you’ll learn how to add musical elements into books to keep them engaging for you and your child. Today we are reading Freight Train by Donald Crews (affiliate link) We’ll be adding some train sounds and rhythm as we read. Watch the video to see how to make this book a musical read. HAVE A SUGGESTION for a future Musical Reads video? Share your book recommendations in the comments! Purchase the book here (affiliate link) Follow us & share with other families! Website Facebook Remember …

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