Our son loves his job grabbing the big stack of flyers we get every week out of the mailbox, and gets so excited when he sees the postman. Children love posting and receiving letters!
This week our theme was the “Goat’s Post”, a popular (and ridiculous) Japanese children’s song. Everyone made their own musical letter, composing their own individual songs to send in the post. When I played everyone’s songs on the piano we could hear all of the individual characters of the children reflected in the music! The parents were also surprised at how much the music mirrored their little personalities.
Next week every class will tackle the handbells – how difficult is it for a two year old child to wait patiently? We shall see.
The first composer for August was Leonard Bernstein (1918 – 1990).