Applied Theology
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A Potpourri of Biblical and Practical Perspectives
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"It is good to give thanks to the LORD and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High."  Psalm 92:1

Parenting Q&A

by Christa Bartsch
Teaching Your Children Music

August, 2008 

Q:  What can mothers do to encourage music?

A:   Teach music in your home! 

Now don’t be alarmed by this if you’re not a musical person.  Your child does not realize that you don’t have a degree in the vocal arts!  What is important is to teach your child the joy of making a joyful noise.  Sing your children to sleep as infants, hum to them when you’re holding them with a fever, sing and do the actions of childrens’ songs, make up silly songs with their name in it.  It will make your home a warm, happy place, and will teach children to enjoy the sound of music.  Then as they get older you can begin to sing choruses and hymns with them.  As they sing along, you can teach them the words and help them learn to stay on pitch with you.  Do as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, but I encourage you to incorporate music into your home.  It will be a sweet memory to your children, and it will teach them to “make a joyful noise” all their lives.


by Christa Bartsch

August, 2008

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About the Author:  Christa Bartsch is a stay-at-home mom who lives in the rural Midwest.  She has led seminar workshops for women on marriage and parenting.  She has been happily married for fifteen years and is the mother of five children.  She also sings on the worship team at her church.

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Published October 6,  2008

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