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In 1983, a movie called “Eddie and the Cruisers” was released. I have seen this movie a million times and love the soundtrack (def. grab a copy!) This morning as I was trying to decide how to convey the importance of music - the new theme for Mondays - a quote from the movie came to mind…”He didn’t say anything to me for the longest time, then he said, “Wordman, we need each other. Words and music.” And then he crossed his fingers, showing how they go together. “Remember, words and music.”
There have been many studies done on the correlation between learning and music, articles written on everything from Mozart in utero to the importance of school music programs (of which I am an ardent supporter!!!) Music program can help with reading & creativity (see links below)
In the home, music is also important-vocabulary building, cultural awareness, family dance time….need I say more? Experiment with different types of music with your kids. Make playlists for different events, seasons or special occasions—my girls and I just made our “spring mix” Saturday morning :)
What's on your music list?