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A Family Guide to Parenting Musically

Lisa Huisman Koops

A Family Guide to Parenting Musically is for families who want to make music a more meaningful part of their daily life. It is full of creative ideas about how to engage in musical parenting (doing things to help your child grow musically) as well as parenting musically (using music to achieve parenting goals). Designed for parents, grandparents, caregivers, and friends, this book breaks down activities by age bracket and by various scenarios. Seventy activities offer specific ways to explore the ideas at the core of this book: that all humans are musical, that music can make an important difference in family life, and that there are many ways to be musical.

Based on two decades of Lisa Huisman Koops's research and teaching with families, as well as mothering her own four children, A Family Guide to Parenting Musically provides developmental information and research-based discussions in a clear and engaging way. The companion website features author-recorded audio examples of songs, chants, and activities as well as links to Koops's popular Parenting Musically podcast, which provide an ongoing resource to further explore the ideas in this book. The book also includes tips from podcast interviewees, such as Ziggy Marley and Maggie Baird (mother to Billie Eilish and FINNEAS).

Book Details

  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publish Date: Jun 4th, 2024
  • Pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.40in - 6.20in - 0.90in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9780197673614
  • Categories: Instruction & Study - AppreciationParenting - GrandparentingInstruction & Study - Exercises

About the Author

Lisa Huisman Koops is Professor of Music Education at Case Western Reserve University. She also teaches early childhood music classes, is the host of the podcast Parenting Musically, and is mother to four children. Her research focuses on the vital role of the family in optimizing children's musical experiences and learning. She is the author of Parenting Musically, a book documenting eight diverse families' use of music over the course of a year in Cleveland.