Robert Greenberg

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How To Get and Keep Kids Interested In Concert Music – Part Seven

Suggestion number three for getting and keeping our kids interested in music: movies and videos. We are visual creatures, and while I am generally not in favor of increasing screen time in our children’s lives, there are some movies and videos that are worth watching. (FYI: I am not in any way an authority on this stuff and won’t pretend to be. My suggestions are merely those of a parent attempting to achieve a measure of peace in his house while doing his best to educate his kids without reducing their brains to blackcurrant jelly. Any and all comments/suggestions/burnt offerings from cyberville are invited and indeed, eagerly awaited.) For littler ones, I would heartily recommend such movies as “Beethoven Lives Upstairs”, “Mr. Bach Comes to Call”, Disney’s “Peter and the Wolf” and “Fantasia 2000”. We’re not looking for historical truth here; just exposure. The great movie musicals are also wonderfully entertaining. For younger kids I would recommend the usual suspects: “The Wizard of Oz” (although the Wicked Witch of the West might be a bit scary for kids under 6), “Mary Poppins”, “Annie”, “The Music Man”, Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, “The Lion King”, and “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang”. (For personal […]

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