The ukulele I’m playing in this video belongs to my son. I bought it for me, but I gave it to him as a birthday gift knowing that I’ld be the one enjoying it. What sort of a horrid mum would buy her son a present that’s meant for herself? Me! 🤣
But seriously, what better way to give your child the gift of music than to create an environment and culture for music appreciation to take place? Here’s the truth: your child is a sponge, the younger he is, the more absorbent. Whatever type of music you listen to, or sing, or play, or learn, and in whatever languages, your child will be absorbing them all, whether you like it or not!
My friend Penny visited us one day and insisted on recording this part of our homeschool journey because she was amused by our routine. As it was usual for my son and me to do music together, we didn’t think it was anything special. Anyway, little Ethan was sufficiently persuaded by Auntie Penny’s amusement to play for her camera. I’m sharing this video with the other Auntie Pennys who might be curious about the stuff we did with so much time in our hands, and why we had so much fun.
Mom taught me to do the cha-cha when I was little. Back then, it was socially awkward for people to dance alone, thus making me a very available and convenient dance partner for Mom because she loved to dance. Pa had made enough money in his career to afford a turntable and several records which provided Mom and me with the privilege of having music on demand, meaning we could dance repeatedly and whenever we liked, to an instrumental stereophonic soundtrack of Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White with the trumpet leading the way. (Click Here to hear how it sounded like).