Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Practicing Lots of Pieces

We've been in need of fun practicing ideas at our household this week.  The holidays are here and my kids don't want to practice.  My darling 6 year old has SO MUCH to practice each day, but her attention span is really only good for about 35-45 minutes.  So, we get done what we can in that amount of time.  She's learning to read clocks at school so I tell her where the hand will be and she can be done.  I don't always make my kids practice for a set amount of time - in fact most of the time we just practice until we're done.  Lately, looking at the clock works for us.

One of the many things she needs to practice at this time of year is CHRISTMAS MUSIC!!  She needs to practice 15 Christmas songs and instead of droning through the list we made this chart together.  I've assigned each of her songs a number and she randomly picks a number on the chart and plays the song assigned to that number.  We then put a sticker on the number.  When she's finished (hopefully by the end of the week) I've offered her a piece of candy.  Just as simple as that and she's happy to practice her Christmas music again.

You can assign your own pieces 1-15 and play this with your children.  This would be a great way to review!  I also made one for a list of 10.

Find these charts here.
Enjoy!

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