I brought the camera along to the little one’s music lesson yesterday to give her daddy and her grandmothers a glimpse of what it all looks like. Why not share them here, too? I have to say taking her to Musamari (that’s what the school is called) is the best decision I’ve ever made – the first time I ever took her I could see how much she enjoyed learning and developing while doing what she loves most and does best. Our little girl has been singing (really singing, not humming and imitating) since she was very little and has now got quite a repertoire. I wish I could upload a video of her singing “Twinkle, twinkle” – it’s pretty much the only song (there’s also “Wheels on the bus” and a couple more, but she doesn’t know all the lyrics to those) she knows in English, but she knows it very well. Unfortunately, me bringing out the camera shuts her up completely. I’ll try to be sneakier!
Back to where we were – she knows all the songs and all the choreography and enjoys every bit of it. All I hear all week is “laulu! tundi!” (“to the singing lesson!”) and she insists on running out of the apartment door in her pajamas the minute she wakes up on Thursday morning. No time to eat and get dressed, mom! We’ve got some beautiful music to make!
So, what do toddlers do at a music lesson? They have simple and memorable songs with different movements to go with each verse, they get to clap along, pat their knees, hop and turn around, etc. When it was autumn, they were given little plastic buckets, which they got to fill with little plushie-mushrooms while they sang a mushroom-picking song. Then there are various instruments and toys that we use for different songs. Never a dull moment!
The little lady brings all her little songs and choreographies home with her and we sing and dance all day long everyday. She’s such a fast learner when it comes to melodies and lyrics, so again, I have to say – I’m insanely proud and happy that she’s got her priorities and preferences straight just the way I dreamed they would be. 🙂
Today wasn’t one of the Ladybug’s best days, she was a little down and didn’t even like being lifted up in the air (that ALWAYS makes her giggle like a maniac). Not to mention singing along or dancing. I guess she wasn’t feeling well… But all days can’t be great days. I at least got to take a couple of pictures to show you guys – the lighting wasn’t great so they’re not of the best quality, but regardless, I hope you like them. 🙂H&M jeans with pink suspenders
NOA NOA onesie
POLARN O. PYRET socks
The kids all get to wait for their turn with their mommies until the teacher brings them a box of instruments. Then they take a pair for themselves and a pair for mommy. After we’re done, they take their instruments and ours, run to the teacher and gently (as gently as they can) place the instruments back where they picked them up in the first place. I LOVE that going there teaches my child so much more than to just make music – she learns about patience, taking directions and being careful with and returning what isn’t hers.
Yesterday’s lesson was the first time they played the drums. Ladybug knew what to do with a drum because I’ve lured her to go potty by teaching her how to drum on her pink plastic potty chair. 😀
Remind me to talk to you guys about potty-training. We’re not doing good AT all!