Follow Your Child's Interests

The blog has been quiet, but our lives have been busy. Honestly, I had little intention of writing another post anytime soon, but then this happened.

FYI, this is the Eye Witness book about music. 

FYI, this is the Eye Witness book about music. 

I can't say for sure what started it all, but Wilson's love for and curiosity in music has taken off. Yesterday he asked me for some books about " 'tars and banjos." So off we went to the library, where we asked the children's librarian where we could find a book about musical instruments. We came home, read every page, and then read every page again. He noticed the different shapes and styles of guitar, asked about a small photo of John and George playing... one thing led to another and suddenly we were listening to "I Want To Hold Your Hand," and "Octopus's Garden" and "Twist and Shout." He has learned at least a dozen new words surrounding guitars and how they are played. His play is becoming more detailed and specific. He and I have connected over reading and singing and researching. He is excited and wants to hear more, see more, learn more. 

Long story short: watch the children in your life, note their interests, and follow them. The results are magical. 

Playing anything and everything like a guitar. 

Playing anything and everything like a guitar.