Quiet is one of those “sounds” that is rare in our house. In fact, if we aren’t all in bed, or out of the house completely it’s a good chance that it’s the opposite of quiet here.
earth shattering noise sweet sounds of children playing, the washing machine/dishwasher/furnace running and some sort of musical soundtrack to tie it all together.
I have a musical soul, often times I joke that music is so deeply engrained in my being that it seeps from my pores. God has made music a part of who I am, playing piano, singing to our girls or rocking out with them on the way to school it’s how I handle my days, how I process, how I feel.
Bethany and Audrey are no different, they are constantly singing, whether there is music playing or not. Sometimes it’s soft and tender to their babies and other times it’s loud and intense as their version of opera takes over whatever task is at hand. The older Bethany get’s the more her range and ability to keep those high notes on key blows both my mind and my eardrums.
With the infusion of music around this house it’s little surprise that our girls play best when there are tunes playing. Sometimes they dance and jump around the living room, other times they’re so lost in play it seems they don’t even hear it or they’ll do things, like play with their Lego Duplo randomly belting out the parts to songs they know.
A few months ago, we received the Lego Duplo Jams CD. Filled with upbeat, and energetic songs, it’s the perfect sound track for any rainy afternoon of in the house play.
According to the play experts over at Lego Duplo, music is more that just a way to get your kids to bust some cute moves:
“A little background music can help children sing along, build and play while they learn simple things like colors, stacking, letters and role play. A 2011 study of parents with children age 1‐5 Years reveals that among children that listen to music during playtime: 55% of children are happier when music is coupled with play; 50% are more excited to play when they hear music and 43% act sillier when music is coupled with play.”
I don’t know about you, but I’m down for anything that makes our girls happier and more joyful!
As our time with Lego Duplo draws to an end we have one more great giveaway for YOU!
One lucky Canadian Our Family Stone reader is going to win a Lego Duplo Jams CD of their own! Not only will your kids get up and moving I bet you will too! There’s nothing like an impromptu family dance party!
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Thank you to Mom Central Canada and Lego Duplo for such a wonderful experience! We’ve had so much fun!“Disclosure: I am a LEGO DUPLO Play Agent and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.”