How does our music affect small children? My doctor’s little boy, when he was 5 years old, would have our CD (from the first book) and only this CD, for an entire year, at bedtime. I think this speaks well to the fondness this child, and no doubt other children have for simple music and rhyme. The instrumentation is not dense, but is instead simple, when one only hears a single xylophone along with the voice.
Last Friday, after some first graders and I were finished singing/chanting/playing instruments at Chugiak Elementary school, one boy volunteered, “This has been the best thing we’ve had all school year.” Singing, combined with movement and the playing of simple instruments, can be very engaging; no doubt good for growing brains.