Montessori families and music go together like fish and water. In a recent post from Sew Liberated, a very involved family lifestyle blog with an emphasis on sewing, we are given the chance to get a very Montessori minded parent’s view of how to introduce your kids to music time.
We don’t have a schedule in place for family music time. It happens organically, when one of us, adult or little one, feels thus moved. This morning, Finn finished his oatmeal, hopped out of his chair, and zoomed over to play the washboard. With no second thoughts or “we need to clean up after breakfast first” parent-y statements, we left our dirty dishes on the table and joined him. Lachlan had other plans, namely pushing his stroller around, but he eventually joined in, too.
We were recently gifted an old swing set by our neighbors, and have found it to be an unlikely help in the music department. I call it “captive music time,” when the boys are happily swinging and often “singing” along, yet both Patrick and I can bring out a few chairs, sit down with our guitars,