In the Red Balloon Student Manual it states, “Young children will assimilate the concepts I introduce in class ONLY if they experience repetition and consistency at home during the week.” I can tell you parents are really trying to create consistency. Because of this, you will produce great musicians and fine children. Kudos to you!
Five Fat Turkeys
We introduced this song today. It helps us feel that steady beat and soon we’ll find the SOL SOL DO hiding in it.
The line to a space, or space to a line pattern tells us that we’re moving on the staff in baby steps. Today was exciting because we actually notated a baby step on the staff. The kids are “getting” it! I love watching their minds take it all in!
Primary Chord Song
Today we played the autoharp independently! They played the autoharp all on the their own today as we practiced the “Primary Chords Song”! So exciting!
Today we notated baby steps on the staff. So for fun, you could get some play dough and have your child make 5 lines, 4 spaces and then some notes. You can use different colors or the same colors. It's up to you. Then put the notes on the lines or spaces and see if you can make some baby steps!
Check out this video and see how this violin teacher helps her students with clay.
We have a treat for you that won't cause cavities- it's a Halloween coloring page.