Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Classical Music for the Reluctant Listener ...

I have a child who is a reluctant listener to all types of music.  He has sensory processing disorder and sometimes it hurts him to listen to music.  However, we have slowly been trying to help him experience more classical music through short snippets and watching videos on Youtube with classical music. Through the last six months or so, he has really started -- dare I say -- enjoying classical music in very small bites.  Then a few weeks ago, I tried the Beethoven's Wig CD.  HE LOVED IT!  He wanted to listen to it all the way through.  Then he listened to it again.  All the kids love it, and it now has become the ONLY thing we listen to in the car.

I am delighted that the kids like it so much.  However, there is just so many times you can listen to one CD.  Fortunately, our library had volumes 2 and 3.  What is so great about these CDs is that they play a famous piece with catchy lyrics and then they play the same piece again in its original form.  Finally, my kids are listening to pieces long enough to know every note and measure as Charlotte Mason instructs.  One more bonus is that many of the songs have tidbits of history thrown in.  My kids can now recite in order all of the kings and queens of England!





  1. I will be checking our library for this! It sounds great.
    We have some PDQ Bach CDs that the older boys like, but i think the one you are talking about sounds better.

  2. I've never heard of this. Sounds great!

    You are such a great mom!!!


  3. Looks like you've been very busy doing so many great things! These CDs look great too.

    Thanks for visiting me!

    Blessings, Michele

  4. I have found amazement in how wise Miss Mason's advise is. I have given you an award at my blog...come on over and see...