Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Listening and Learning

Fischer and I recently had the opportunity to attend an incredible international children's music festival. There were choirs, dancers, and orchestras from the United States, Japan, Kenya, and Nepal. It was a four hour performance and we both loved it. I couldn't believe how well Fischer did (that is a really long tome to sit!!!). During the performances Fischer and I whispered about the different instruments used, and since then we've been reading and talking a lot about them. We picked up Those Amazing Musical Instruments by Genevieve Helsby at the library and have had a good time learning. The book includes a CD-ROM to listen to all of the different instrument sounds. The book is obviously "too old" for Fisch, but we've loved looking at the pics and listening to the sounds.

2 comments:

Brian and Courtni said...

4 hours!? That is amazing that he sat through it all and did that well...what is your secret?

Lisa said...

Courtni - most of the performances were really entertaining, but I also had a stash of toys and snacks in my purse!!