Music and music education has been found to impact learning in so many ways. It engages nearly all areas of the brain at the same time, aids brain development and motor skills of younger children, strengthens language processing while relaxing the mind, lowering stress levels and boosting memories. In today’s episode, Colleen speaks with Jessica Peresta of The Domestic Musician about the importance of music in our families and the great impact it can have on raising our quirky kids.
Links and Resources from Today’s Show:
- Sponsor: Time 4 Learning
- The Domestic Musician
- Homeschool Music Education Starter guide
- Learn Music Together podcast
- Learn Piano at Home course
- Make a Note: What You Really Need to Know About Teaching Elementary Music by Jessica Peresta
- Is My Child Musically Gifted? by Jessica Peresta
- How to Decide if Your Child Should Learn Piano by Jessica Peresta
- The Learner’s Lab | A Raising Lifelong Learners membership community
- Raising Resilient Sons: A Boy Mom’s Guide to Building a Strong, Confident, and Emotionally Intelligent Family by Colleen Kessler
- From Identification to Ivy League: Nurturing Multiple Interests and Multi-Potentiality in Gifted Students
- Multipotentiality: Good at Too Many Things by Ian Byrdseed
- ADHD, Giftedness, and the Ability to Hyperfocus
- Amazon Music
- 6 Signs Your Child is Musically Gifted
- How Using Music to Parent Can Liven Up Everyday Tasks, Build Family Bonds
- Music Making: Joyful Ways Families Can Promote Children’s Social and Emotional Development
- The Benefits of Utilizing Music for Family Bonding
- Conventional Wisdom in Parenting Part V: Is it important that your child learn how to play a musical instrument?
- The Family and the Intense Child
- Rock Your Family Life and Raise Awesome Gifted Kids
- RLL #30: Andrew Peterson: Being Students of Our Children
- Music Appreciation at Home
- SQUILT Music Appreciation
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