Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday's Tip of the Week - Let's jam!

What mom isn’t tired of the kiddie music that you end up playing over, and over, and over again? The wheels on the bus go round and round. Old McDonald had a noisy farm. The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout - story at 11. I get it already!

Well, guess what? You don’t have to make it all about your little ones when it comes to music. One of our family’s favorite things to do is turn up the radio…and dance! Yesterday, I was busting a move with three two-year-olds and a five-year-old. They were all jumping around and laughing their cute little booties off. You might even pick up some new moves from them. It’s also a great way to sneak in some exercise and burn off a little energy. Don’t be shy – your kids will love to see you acting silly and having fun. They won’t care about the music. From Elvis to Bon Jovi, Diana Ross to Beyonce, as long as the language is appropriate, turn up the music and have your own family dance party.

But wait! Don’t toss that kiddie music in the trash just yet. Save it for their bedroom. Use it when everyone is cleaning up or winding down for bedtime. If the music is soft, let them listen as they drift off to sleep. You can still fit in their music, and this way, you won’t find yourself discussing the wheels on the bus unless you’re driving down the highway.

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