A CHILD’S WISH LIST
I wish you would sing to me all day long. I want you to
put your face close to mine and look into my eyes and
sing with a mouth that’s big and expressive. I hope you will also hold me and dance and tap lightly on my arms and legs. I want this sweet rhythmic movement
several times a day.
I am an infant.
I want you to sing and play musically while you change my diaper, while we ride in the car, while you dance
with me, when we go for a walk, when we take a bath.
I love the stuff of music- the red drum, the sound from
the speakers, the songs with silly sneezes and funny
movements. I love to dance up and down when I hear
music! I love being swung to slow music or bounced to
fast music or danced with in a circle.
I’m a toddler.
I wish I could do it myself, and I can. I can remember the words to songs - the tune, too. I can enter my own
world and sing to myself for hours or play in my own
one-person band. I like the way I make music; I like to watch others make music, and I’d like to do some
of the things the music teacher does. I really love it
when my family will dance and play instruments with me.
I’m a three-year-old.
Music is one of my specialties. I love learning exactly how to do a clapping pattern or a dance step. I like to play
instruments the real way. I love to practice the things
I’m interested in, and I know when I get things “right”
according to me. I’m attracted to other kids who
can do great things in music, and I’m beginning to feel
like I need music every day and maybe the rest of my life.
I’m four-and-a-half, and proud of it!