It really is true that music soothes the savage beast…particularly when that beast is a bored toddler or preschooler. I can't count the times that I have headed off (or interrupted, for that matter!) a temper tantrum by blasting some music and inspiring an impromptu dance party around my living room.
I am always happy to add some new tunes to my playlist so that I don't have to listen to the same old stuff over and over again…particularly when the new tunes are from some tried and true favorites.
Joanie Leeds, a singer, preschool music teacher and virtuoso, performed at my son's birthday party after I found her on google a couple of years ago and her City Kid cd has been in rotation ever since. I can't tell you how I was to hear that she was coming out with a new cd!