Thursday, April 28, 2011

We sing, we dance, we chew

At seven months of age, Marryn has already completed a semester of college. Well, in a manner of speaking…relatively…ok honestly she’s in a baby music class at TCU and it’s the cutest darn thing you’ve ever seen.

Back in January, on the recommendation of my friend, Jen Wright, I enrolled my three month old baby in a Music Together experiential class at TCU. It’s through the College of Continuing Education. “Really? A music class for babies?” I can hear the snarky comment coming, but it really has a made a difference in Marryn’s development, plus she has so much fun!

Each week of the class I have noticed (as have other mommy classmates) Marryn interacting more, reaching for instruments and trying to “play” them, and vocalizing in new and different ways. Am I trying to turn her into a musical virtuoso through these classes? Mostly definitely no. They are a great way for her to interact with other children and experience basic music skills. We drum, we sing, we dance, we chew on things.

Thanks Mom for coming to music class so I could capture what is sure to be a champ maraca player in the making.

We’ve already enrolled in the summer class, and are looking forward to making music together again!

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! My wife Emily taught these classes for a while when we were at UTA. It's great for the kids to learn social skills, language and music. I'm so glad you're enjoying them!