I’m a bit late this month with our Music Exploration post, but I’m blaming our holiday for it. I’d scheduled a few posts, but there’s only so much I could get done, so music had to wait until our return.
This month’s been a little short on achievement musically. I’d planned for country music to be a decent part because of the C2C festival on Radio 2. We did catch some of the music on the radio, but not enough to make an impact on N’s understanding of the genre. I’ve shazamed a few tracks, so once I’ve downloaded them, I’ll be trying them out on him.
Instead, we seem to have had quite a bit of rock going on. Everywhere I’ve turned, we’ve had rock on….tv, dvd, radio.
By default, quite a lot of Kings of Leon and Kaiser Chiefs. Just by chance, these have been playing a lot on the radio recently, so there’s been quite a bit of ‘riotous’ singing in the car. I love the way N picks up songs now, although he’s got some way to go before he remembers a pop song in totality.
Roses and Guns. This totally confused my brother when N told him that the dvd was set up for them to watch Roses and Guns. I had to explain that it was actually Guns and Roses. It does make me laugh that N mixes up his words. I think it’s a mix of him not listening properly, and wanting to get his words out too quickly.
Everywhere. In the house, in the street, on holiday. N will do a bottom wiggle anywhere. And he’s progressing from just bottom wiggling. Now he’s added pirouettes…well, attempted pirouettes. Highly amusing to me watching from the sidelines.
I’m not sure where he’s got them from, whether it’s from the girls at nursery, several of whom do ballet, or from seeing something on tv. I might do some dancing in the kitchen while I cook, but I haven’t been doing pirouettes for him to copy!
I’m not sure nursery really appreciate N’s choice in music, but I don’t think that’ll stop him taking music in. Maybe I just need to censor it before it gets taken in. Most recently, he took in a personalised songs CD (I’m not sure everyone would have liked to have heard N’s name cropping up every few lines!), and a Christmas compilation. Sensibly, they didn’t play the latter. Could you imagine trying to explain to excited preschoolers why it wasn’t actually Christmas? Or more likely they’d all be depressed to the durge that is track 1 that N always plays…War is Over.
If you’ve been discovering music with your children, do come and link up below.