William’s music teacher claims that children as young as 6 months, maybe younger, have what is called “audio replay.” The premise being, if you’ve heard a song before, and you sing a different part of the song out loud, or continue to do the actions for the song with no words, that you still hear the song in your head. It makes sense, because I know for a fact that adults get songs stuck in their head ALL THE TIME. Why wouldn’t it be so for children as well?
The first part of the video demonstrates this. The lyrics that we were not singing are, “Smells so green and skies so blue, spring has sprung and now, me too! Boing, boing, boing, boing, boing, boing, boing, boing! Take off your mittens and put away those coats. It’s time for gardens and sailing in boats. Smells so green and skies so blue, Spring has sprung now how ‘ bout you! Boing, boing, boing, boing, boing, boing, boing, boing!” — K. Guilmartin
William is gettin’ down to the “boing” part of the song. Also, the bottom boogy that he’s doing is alllll him. No one in the class except him was or has ever danced like that. The last part of the video, well… you’ll see.
Video Link (in the event the playback box doesn’t work)
These moments are why I continue to enroll him in these classes. Last week we were dancing with the teacher, round and round we went. William laughed and laughed… and after every song was done, he signed “more.” And desperately signed “more” when the class ended.
Honestly? I wanted more, too.
7 responses to “Music Class.”
What a wonderful thing this Music Class is….Music is so very important in EVERY way….I love how William was right “ON” the beat….!
He loves his music class. He grins as we walk in the building together and smiles his way through the welcome song. I thought it might be kind of silly to put a child so young into a class like this, but… well, he loves it. 🙂
lol. cute. it’s so funny that he thought to boing to the words. hehehe 😀 😀 😀
He loves that song. hehe When the teacher first sang the song, she was doing sneezes to that “boing” part. Ah Ah AH Ah Ah Ah Ah Ah Chooo!! William thought that was the funniest thing ever. Why are sneezes so funny to little kids? lol
Dancing William. I miss going to music class with him. I am glad he enjoys it soooo much. Love you both. XXOXOXO
Already checking that piggy for lint! (piggy is what my kids called their belly button!)
omg. i totally forgot how much mia used to laugh when we’d fake sneeze… *sniffle*