What oh what will you and your little reader read this summer at the cottage, on your picnic blanket or at the beach? If only someone could compile a list of the perfect summer picture books!
Voila! A simple list of the picture books we read every single summer!
Why Classical Music in the Summer?
Yesterday morning we went to the park and got so hot, run down and covered with sand and sweat that we were all short tempered by the time we panted into the front door at 11:30. Collapsing on the couch with ice cold waters, I immediately turned on the fan AND the classical music station. Within a short time, we were all much cooler physically and emotionally.
Classical music has long served to calm and bring moments of peace into the lives of adults - as well as to the children in their care - who may be experiencing emotions of frustration, anger, or sadness occasionally throughout the busy day.
Here are 3 Beautiful Classical Pieces written especially for the Summer months that will help you and your little musician to cool off. So open the window wide, lay out on the grass and watch the clouds pass while listening to these lovely little pieces together!
1. Summer Skies (Leroy Anderson)
2. Summer Music (Samuel Barber)
3. Summer Evening (Frederick Delius)
Deep breath. Wasn't that grand? Now you should be rested and ready to run through that sprinkler with the best of them!