Sunday, March 26, 2006

Little Einsteins



Little One just came in the room & said "preshendo!" with great gusto. After a sec, I realized she was saying "crescendo" . Oh, how I love the Little Einsteins on the Disney Channel! Both girls have been learning crescendo, decrescendo, staccato, the differences in the sounds of the instruments (Dancer Girl already knew most of them). Each show has a piece of theme music, and some theme art that is used for the the little cartoon children to complete their mission.

I suppose I am particularly happy about all of this because I am a musician (or at least I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with emphasis on oboe--I guess that qualifies me, though I graduated from college in '95). Well, I have recently heard them singing themes from Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, and Bizet.

What a wonderful head start they are getting. Dancer Girl can sing an arpeggio, and can tell you if she is hearing Mozart or part of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite.

I guess I am just a little proud....

10 comments:

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Your girls are getting a fine headstart. I played a lot of classical music for the kids & myself...I read somewhere that it's good for them to be exposed to all music. I personally never did like opera, but I did take the kids to the Opera.

Motherkitty said...

It's all in the genes. And, in a talented mommy who exposes the little ones to all the good music in the world.

Your "Little Einsteins" will no doubt follow in your and Long Hair Daddy's footsteps (not to mention certain others who are musically inclined). I can see them now playing in the MSU Orchestra or Wind Ensemble when they grow up. Good job, mom.

Tomas Dennis said...

This is really great news. Love it, Love ya
Take care
Pop and "grand" pop

The Four Bears in the Woods said...

That's great! I like the fact that there are some channels left on TV that are great for kids to learn and are fun too. I am sure your a great teacher also.

Glad to hear Eli is coming next week. I bet you are soo excited! I am sure you guys will have a great time. Tell them we said hi.

Have a nice day!

Mama Bear

manababies said...

That is wonderful that your kids are learning so much about music at such a young age! I truly believe this is something that is very important for every child.

bornfool said...

That's awesome. I love classical music but don't know enough about it. Maybe I should watch that show.

somershade said...

And you should be proud,you are a extra special mommy. All your priorities are in the right place with a good balance of fun, love, exspression and learning.
A+ to mommy:)

Alipurr said...

very sweet everybody

Motherkitty said...

You really must go to Sue's blog on my favorite links (on the bottom). Check out her post on her Maine Coon cat. She has a link for things put on cats. It is absolutely hilarious.

jellyhead said...

Wow - you are justifiably proud. Your girls are doing so well! I think they have a headstart in life with you as their attentive mother.