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Kids and Music

Miri Ben-Ari: Music and the Third Metric

Miri Ben-Ari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Miri Ben-Ari

If you had the choice, would you give your child a video game or a musical instrument to play daily?

My Daughter Wants to Download Raunchy Music

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.30.2013 | Parents
Common Sense Media

I could say no to the song. She would ask me why. I would say that I thought the lyrics were inappropriate. She would ask why, then I would either have to explain the metaphor, or choose NOT to explain, which would then just make her feel confused, and perhaps even ashamed.

10 Albums Your Kid Should Know And Love

Kate Earl | Posted 07.01.2013 | Parents
Kate Earl

Whether it's playing air guitar to Led Zeppelin or listening to Stevie Wonder on vinyl while we do yoga together in the morning, I've always felt it was important to celebrate my favorite music with my son. Here are some of classics that we both love.

7-Year-Old Critiques Grammy-Nominated Songs

Babble.com | Posted 04.10.2013 | Parents
Babble.com

"Hey sweetie, wanna help mommy with an article," I asked my 7-year-old daughter when I picked her up from school on Thursday. "Maybe, what is it about?" she coyly replied not unlike a seasoned freelancer.

Singing Lessons: How To Get Your Kids To Practice Music

Ruth Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Ruth Gerson

Parents are aware musical progress takes a commitment to daily practice. But everyone is overcommitted and overwhelmed. The question is, how do you get your kids to want to practice music?

Top Ten Reasons Music Education Rocks

Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Amy Nebens and Jara Negrin

The economy is squeezing everything and everybody, but the benefit of music is proven to be a key part in our kids' development and learning.