A little background music can help children sing along, build and play while they learn simple things like colors, stacking, letters and role play. A 2011 study of parents with children age 1‐5 Years reveals that among children that listen to music during playtime: 55% of children are happier when music is coupled with play; 50% are more excited to play when they hear music and 43% act sillier when music is coupled with play.
Now, I would love to tell you this is how my girls roll when they hear music, but I can’t. What I can tell you is that as soon as my girls hear music, they dance. No matter what they are doing, they are filled with an indescribable desire to bust out their best moves and let their backbones slide.
They are just like their mother (that’s me)…
A couple of months ago, we received the LEGO DUPLO Jams CD and our girls have been enjoying it on an off since.
This month, we have been asked to share, on video, what our girls do while the LEGO DUPLO Jams CD is playing. Listening to tunes and dancing is such a huge part of our playtime together, that it was easy to create a video of my girls doing what they do when they listen to the LEGO DUPLO Jams CD. All I had to do was go back through the last couple of months and pull out all of the video I had taken to those songs and compile them into a nice video for you (you will notice we moved our furniture around in our family room).
That being seen, our girls also enjoy playing together and telling stories with LEGO DUPLO, we just can’t do it with the music on. In this house it is one or the other and music reigns supreme!
Our family would like to thank LEGO DUPLO for choosing us to help showcase everything they are and what they have to offer. Through play and dance, our daughters are growing and learning and we are extremely honoured to have been a part of this program.
Disclosure: I am a LEGO DUPLO Play Agent and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
Sheri publishes, and writes at This Bird’s Day where she shares all of the thoughts in her head without the voices. Sticking mainly with content for Canadians, Sheri shares family stories, product information and anything that fits into her (and her family’s) daily activities.