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Music and Drama with the Grandchildren

Recently our granddaughter had a part in a children’s theater production. It was great fun to see her perform in The Music Man!

Our grandson had a school concert. The second-grade students sang songs and played simple instruments. The music teacher explained how the children were learning skills that would prepare them for reading music.

I’m so pleased that children have music and drama opportunities. There are so many good things to include in education. I have fond memories of an auditorium class that I had in grade school.

My hope is that our elementary schools will refocus on basic skills (reading, writing, math) and art, music, drama. It is refreshing to see parent involvement with school boards. 

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Carol is a follower of Jesus and a wife, mom & grandma. She worked for many years as a childbirth nurse and prenatal educator. She recently retired from clinical work. She has written articles for nursing journals and devotionals. Her novel, Aliisa's Letter, was published in 2010 and she is currently working on another project.

7 Comments on “Music and Drama with the Grandchildren

  1. I believe strongly that the purpose of school should be learning a full range of skills for body, mind, heart and spirit – of creativity, discipleship, self-expression, design, performance, calculation, conflict resolution, analysis, health and fitness, survival and community care – to list just a few.

  2. I love that your grandchildren are getting those opportunities. I think music and drama can sometimes be overlooked but I learned so much from doing them as a child.

  3. Way back when the schooling course
    that was given to our youth
    was to ably ride a horse,
    and always tell the truth,
    but we’ve really wandered far
    from what’s truly needed;
    looking at just how things are
    I think we should have heeded
    what the folks who came before
    thought was vital to a nation,
    rather than kick wide the door
    to moral devastation
    focused on books that are blue
    ‘stead of learning how to tie a shoe.

  4. Indeed! Art and music play important parts in our lives if we want to be holistic and balanced. We can’t ignore the fact we were created to create!

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