Plato once said that music “is a more potent instrument than any other for education”.
Music is an undeniable source of connection. I have said it before, but we can all take a piece of music from somewhere and connect it to a place, time, event – something. It can evoke emotion, timelessness, peace, memories, even fury, lessons can be learnt, but whatever the means.......the association is there. It’s real and accessible anytime you want it.
In saying this, the same principle can be attached to teaching young children about the effects of bullying and anti-discrimination and the often long term dire consequences associated with it. Using music as the instrument to associate and therefore connect the subject matter, allows children a chance to absorb the message without confrontation, without fear. Making the song fun & interactive is the start, engaging your kids. Actions can be done to consolidate the story line in the verses and chorus etc.....
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