Inspiring Enchantment & Illumination with Tarot & Intuitive Guidance

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  • June 9, 2012, 4:22 pm Cameron

    that is so cool

  • June 9, 2012, 5:21 pm Beth


  • June 9, 2012, 6:26 pm Athene Noctua

    This is so true! When kids get unruly during Story Time, I start them singing a song. The tune “Frere Jacques” is almost universal, and I know about 20 different songs that use that tune. The minute I start singing a song to that tune, everyone joins in and the babies and toddlers start to calm down. Songs are great for helping infants and small children learn language skills.

    I make my kids take piano, and though they protest practice, they do like playing. It’s so sad that music is neglected so much in our school systems. Especially since playing an instrument is linked w/ developing mathematical skills.

  • June 9, 2012, 6:52 pm Beth

    I love that, Athene Noctua. And it’s not just the very young..

    When I worked as the social services director for a skilled nursing facility in St. Pete, Florida (long, long ago!), even the most confused or non-responsive (but conscious) residents would sing or hum along to old songs from their youth (around WWI) and childhood. Or tap their hand in time. Or actually focus their eyes on mine.

    As long as their hearing was not totally lost, it was miraculous how music could penetrate through even the deepest dementia or disability. Truly magical.