What to do with this activity?
Chances are your child is into music of some sort, whether they listen, play or sing it. Get to know what music they're into, and talk to them about what you like too. You will probably find some common ground, or at least learn to appreciate each other's taste in music. Get your child to explain what they enjoy and why. People often define themselves through their taste in music.
There are so many different types of music - pop, rock, rap, jazz, classical, country, folk, and more. Each country has its own traditional music - Irish traditional music is second to none. Broaden your minds and listen to new styles of music together, and find out more about the music you already know.
Here's a list of top Irish songs and albums of 2015 by Nialler 9. Do you and your child agree with the list?
Find out loads about Irish traditional music here, and learn a lot about classical music instruments here.
Why am I doing this?
Children gain confidence in speaking through demonstrating their knowledge to others. Chatting and listening to your child will help build their communication skills. Talking about words and their meaning in everyday life will also help build your child’s vocabulary – and your own!
How can I do more?
Funny stories are interesting and a good excuse to get your child talking. At mealtimes, each family member could tell something interesting or something funny that happened during the day. Watching TV together can also provide a good opportunity for chat and to discuss what you are watching. Check if your child understands different things they hear and encourage your child to teach you new words and things they have learnt.
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