Classically Speaking, Kids are in Tune!
Enjoying Classical Music At Home
Here are a few out-of-the box ways to enjoy classical music at home:
- A game of follow-the-leader gets twice as silly when it happens during a Johann Strauss Jr. Waltz. Break a toy? Why not grieve properly to Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette?
- Tiptoe through the house during the Pizzicato-Polka, a beloved composition by Joseph Strauss.
- Sit opposite your child and engage in a non-verbal conversation by using only your facial expressions to a Beethoven Piano Sonata.
- Ask your child to conduct you in a kazoo solo, or the family in a kazoo-only concert – even if the maestro is all about volume and speed, the experience itself will be fun.
- Try spinning in circles for one minute to Bizet’s “The Top” from Jeux d’Enfant. Or, dance for one minute with your child during Chopin’s Minute Waltz.
- You can march to Tchaikovsky’s March of the Wooden Soldiers from Album for Children. For early learners, follow the story line of your favorite ballet, and assign the roles to stuffed animals.