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The Benefits of Music Education (PBS)

By Laura Lewis BrownWhether your child is the next Beyonce or more likely to sing her solos in the shower, she is bound to benefit from some form of music education. Research shows that learning the do-re-mis can help children excel in ways beyond the basic ABCs.

More Than Just Music

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Road Trip

Taking a long ride with your toddler may be daunting. While you may be more focused on planning your trip itinerary, your little one definitely has other things in mind. Namely how to play in the car. Since your child probably does not yet have a good grasp of the notion of time, it’s up to you to properly plan for this road trip! Here are a few tips for helping your child get through the upcoming trip without having a meltdown:

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A Snack or Two Will Do

Snacks have become a bit of a problem these days – it’s the parents fault really. In a well-meaning parent’s quest to ensure that their child has eaten something….anything…the snack has started to overshadow the actual meal. With lots of prepackaged options, parents are quick to grab something to have on hand. What ends up happening is that the child begins to prefer these snacks to nutritious meals. So how can the well-intentioned parent get out of this risky cycle?

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Sportsmanship 101 for Parents

گیانى وەرزشى ژمارە ١٠١ بۆ دایک و باوکان
خوڵى وەرزشى بچووک هەمیشە وەک ڕێگایەکى گرنگ وایە بۆ ناساندنى منداڵ بە جیهانى وەرزش. ئێمە وەک دایک و باوک، منداڵەکانم وا دەبینین کە لە کەشێکى نموونەیی دان- ژینگەى تیمى ئەرێنى کە تیایدا منداڵانمان هاورێ ى نوێ دەدۆزنەوە، خۆشى لێ وەردەگرن، وە فێرى گیانى

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Time to Listen

We all know that music can be an important part of a child’s development.  Parents usually expose their children to music early on through Mommy and me activities, sing a longs, and other interactive activities.  Rarely do parents start off with musical concerts right off the bat.  But when should your child be ready to attend a music event and listen to someone else play while she just sits in an audience?
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Will You Play for Us?

Even adults can still experience a small dose of stage fright now and then when they are invited to perform onstage. So you can probably imagine how your child may feel when his music teacher plans a show that requires all of the students to perform. While this may seem like a good way to showcase the student’s musical talent, it may not be a walk in the park for your child. Is it really necessary for children to perform at such a young age? Is this type of exposure helpful for them in the future?

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