Do you remember that awful song…something about “School Days, dear old Golden Rule days…Reading and Writing and ‘Rithmatic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick”…Ouch! well let’s assume the hickory stick part is not done anymore, anywhere…but the reading, writing and ‘rithmetic are more emphasized than ever…WHAT HAPPENED TO MUSIC?! Crucial! CREATIVITY! Vital! Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic can even be taught WITH music, rhythmic rap, song, movement, imagination, children’s music with meaningful words…AND to address the SPIRIT of the child is THE most breathing, organic and basic need a young growing being can have…to address their EMOTIONAL well being, their self-esteem, the balancing of BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN…right and left hemispheres…addressing the WHOLE CHILD is fundamental to full growth! Let’s integrate the ARTS—all of the arts—music, theatre, dance, art… along with reading, writing and arithmetic, and we will help to develop beautifully loved and sensitive whole children whose EMOTIONAL IQ is every bit as balanced as INTELLECTUAL IQ. Well, I’ll get off my platform now…I feel passionate about this subject…let’s not half teach the children…let’s find ways to plant seeds of joy and life long desires to learn.
Cheryl Melody children’s music CDs, concerts, keynotes and workshops