October 27, 2009 by Rieshy
Home schooling Feng Shui; the back of our piano is against the wall of my toddlers' bedroom (their new napping room) and my daughter, Grace, practices piano intently during the Littles' nap time.

After the wiggling, flopping, and humming settles into snuggling my two Littles start noticing Grace's piano music.  Lately Grace has been starting her sessions with "Star Wars" themes before working on her music because she knows the Littles enjoy it. 

The first time Grace sight-read through Darth Vader's Theme I was still in the Littles' bedroom watching them settle down.  I could see Jack's eyes looking off into space as he relaxed into his pillow, his eyes tracking from side to side as Grace played.  At her first stumble his eyes froze, only to resume tracking as she resumed playing.  Anytime she had to pause to work out the music his eyes stopped tracking and he almost seemed to hold his breath, waiting for the musical resolution.  

I'd love for both Littles to be musically inclined but if the end result of their early exposure to music is merely less time required memorizing math facts... it's all good.

This is part of the 30 min. mom challenge. Barely made it:)
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Greta said...

That sounds like the perfect way to encourage music in your home! I'm impressed that your littles can fall asleep to Darth Vader, but I guess kids can fall asleep to anything when they're tired :) Fun post!

Kelly Miller said...

What a gift you're giving all three kids -- the love of music, learning, and discovery. Very cool!

Organize Your Life said...

I used to love falling asleep to the sound of my mum playing the piano when I was younger. What great memories you are helping create!

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