Posted October 8, 2009
Just as your child needs stimulation and engagement in age-appropriate activities, she also needs periods of relaxation. This is one of the reasons why Kindermusik Village and Our Time classes include Quiet Time in every class. But a “quiet time” isn’t only for young children; it’s also beneficial for older children as well. And times set aside for relaxation are just as important at home as they are in the Kindermusik classroom.
Creating regular quiet times at home gives your child practice in learning to calm herself, slow her pace, and relax. Plus it helps her develop a valuable lifelong skill – the skill of learned relaxation. Slow, gentle music can best provide an environment most conducive to relaxation.
So take a few moments to relax and listen to some beautiful music. You’ll love how good it makes you – and your child – feel!
Here are a few ideas for quiet time music to get you started:
- You Are My Sunshine Music Collection
- National Geographic: Lullabies
Lullabies from Potterfield Pond
- Flying Dreams