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  •  Way cool! (2+ / 0-)
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    RunawayRose, Sanuk

    Any details?

    What are you reading? on Friday mornings

    by plf515 on Sun Dec 31, 2006 at 12:56:48 PM PST

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    •  nothing too impressive (2+ / 0-)
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      RunawayRose, RogueStage

      just an imposition of rythym they already know and pointing out the obvious.  I mean they know a heartbeat from birth and it flows from there, but i try to reinforce that knowledge by capitalizing on my son's love of counting (he's three) and pounding on the piano or going off on rythmic goofs while we count or walk or holding them when they were very tiny and tapping a gentle beat on their backs.  Or giving them chopsticks and banging dishes with them.  

      My son seems more attune to this than his twin sister, although she naturally mimics me in an easier manner.  Since I'm a writer, it's easy for me to read to them with a rythym, or gather a bunch of small stuffed toys and throw them while counting to a beat.  since I love art, it's easy to look at a painting or sculpture and count elements or note rythym in arrangement.  "Oh look, there, there, there, there!"  I let them think whatever they want about what "there" means.

      It's sort of a grand experiment, because I think everyone picks this stuff up naturally to some degree and because I wonder how children will deal with conscious guidance in the matter. I'll report back in 10 years!

      Blogatha! The political, the personal. Not necessarily in that order.

      by ksh01 on Sun Dec 31, 2006 at 01:40:43 PM PST

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