I love music, I think it enhances my family’s lives every day. I usually have the radio on at home and the children always make requests for particular CD’s when we travel in the car. What I didn’t realise though was how powerful learning music can be on a developing brain. Apparently scientific studies show that early learning of music skills (between ages 0-7) boosts all areas of your child’s brain, more than any other activity!
So when Liisa, the brains behind Moosicology asked me if I wanted to try it out with my children I had to say yes. When Liisa a classically trained pianist and songwriter had her son she naturally wanted to encourage his musical development. Moosicology is the result of her years of research, working with children and developing the best program.
The Moosicology package consists of two CD’s, a parents guide and a colourful book for children to use alongside, or independent of listening to the CD’s. The tracks on the CD teach different concepts and encourage the child to engage with learning by clapping hands, singing songs etc.
The thing that concerned me with the program was how on earth we would fit it into our very busy lives. So I was pleased to read in the handbook that only 30-40 minutes a week would be enough to teach my children musical skills. The best time for us to do that is in the car in short bursts whenever we drive somewhere, because with the best will in the world realistically I wouldn’t find time to fit it anywhere else with any kind of regularity, so hopefully this method is ok.
The children like the CD, and are picking up the songs very quickly, we’ve been using it for about a month now and they definitely have a better understanding of concepts like tempo, rhythm etc. I’ll definitely keep using them, not just for the brain boosting effect but also because music is such a wonderful thing that I absolutely want my children to fall in love with it the way I have.
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I love pop – when I was younger I was into Bros, Kylie, Jason, Sonia, Tiffany, New Kids on the Block, Five Star etc – I still listen to those singers and groups now lol – they make me smile and put me in a happy mood!
Pop – its a good variety and the kids like it too!
I love classic – so relaxing and easy to dream along to
I love rock, pop or classical. Anything I can hum along to really!
Well, my tastes are pretty vast but I’d have to say…metal to be the favourite.
I love klezmer. It makes me dance like a wild woman, and conjures memories of random festival impromptu bands. Summer, wine and the eclectic. 😀
I like most types of music dont have a real favourite do like a good strong voice though
I like 80’s music, because I can understand what they are saying and the songs have meaning to them
Rock for me!
cheesy pop so i can dance around the kitchen
I like dance and pop music and so does my family and we all enjoy a good dance. Reminds me of my clubbing days as well 🙂
I went through my teenage years listening to the grunge scene – Nirvava, Pearl Jam, etc. Then I discovered house music in the late 80s and early 90s and what then developed into various other genres of dance music, many of which I still love.
House music was built on the foundations of disco. Today I love to listen to discos classics and re-edits – which can be described as a homemade reworking of the original. Top disco jockey – Greg Wilson. Acts often reworked include anything from The Jacksons, Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, etc.
Middle of the road (middle aged)
I like rock and pop, my girls love to play all the latest music and dance
Pop because it’s simple and fun.
I love jazz! There’s nothing like dancing around the room with your little one to a bit of bebop! They absolutely love it; and it’s a great way to keep fit and have fun 😉
i love pop, but I can not explain my love for jazz music it was like I was born in the wrong era; it’s soothing , exciting and the sax gives me tingles
i love reggae music. its just so mellow
I love classic
I don’t really have a favourite genre as I like most types as long as I can sing along to them.
I am quite partial to blues- anything that reminds me of potential/good dances.
Love rock to get me going.
I love dance music. Always cheers me up
My favourite music when I was younger was pop. Always remember singing along to New kids on the block with my cousins.
not a fan really of any music now, prefer 5 Live, however growing up it was Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Indie, Brit Pop.
I quite like a bit of everything but right now country is a fave
I dont have a favorite cause i love all sorts of music but i dont like the ones that scream down the mic, rest are mostly fine 🙂
pop music. its uplifting
I can’t decide! I love pop, rock, metal, classical, jazz, world, country… It’s easier to say what my least favourite are – R&B and drum ‘n’ bass, but even then there is the odd track that gets me going.
I am really eclectic in my music tastes – but I don’t like heavy rock!
i like Rock , it suits my general outlook on life 🙂
Indie, I just like it 🙂
I like dance, it always gets me through a workout 🙂 x
Jazz. I love the beat
I prefer rock and metal; it gets me going!
I just love all music.. every song has its own story, and every singer has there own way of telling that story. Music is a beautiful art that we take for granted in our daily lives 🙂
pop music love adele and ed sheeran and katy perry
I love all different kinds of music depending on the mood I’m in !
i loved neighbours n kylie n jason been hooked ever since hehe
I love dance music because it energizes me to get going.
I am quite open to most music. I do like metal though
I love dance music, it can be happy, sad, fast and help you work out 😀 xx