6 WAYS of JOYFUL LEARNING CAUGHT ON VIDEO

The More We Get Together - AT HOME!!

The More We Get Together - AT HOME!!

You won't believe this!!  These 2 videos were sent to me RIGHT AFTER I READ "What Does Joyful Learning Look Like!" (Oct. 28 post) Mrs. Megan's blog is all about the little ones who don't look like they are "participating" in class...you know, the children that sit in Mom or Dad's lap and just watch.  Parents often ask themselves, "Is my child "getting anything out of the class?' 

Well, TAKE A LOOK at these 2 videos.  This little fellow literally sits on Mom's lap throughout his whole WeJoySing class. His facial expression is intense and he hardly smiles. He rarely reaches for an instrument when offered. But look what he DOES HOME!!  EVERYTHING!!

Two Little Apples - AT HOME!!

Two Little Apples - AT HOME!!

I am deeply grateful to this Mommy because here's the proof that there is valuable learning taking place as the child sits and observes the class.  Observation is HOW this child learns, processes and internalizes the plethora of information experienced during class.
Research in early childhood development indicates that if the adult "steps in" and tries to manipulate the child or force "participate," the child's learning process is literally interrupt and the child will most often "shut down!"  During class, JOYFUL LEARNING can LOOK LIKE OBSERVATION!!  
  
These two videos bless my heart to pieces because:
1. Music continues at HOME!  THAT'S what WeJoySing is all about! - repetition in learning;
2. The music "play" was initiated by the children.  Mom had to run upstairs to "capture" these magical moments;
3. The little guy was joyfully "DOING" everything - down to the minutest detail - ON HIS OWN! 
4. The learning was experienced with someone he values, his sister.  
5. Sister is in an older WeJoySing age group, BUT knows all of brother's WeJoySing songs and activities, therefore is able to initiate the play-filled learning!  
6.  JOYFUL LEARNING at HOME!! 

La La's and Hugs!

From a Happy MRS. JO!!

Sing the Winter Blues Away!

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Brighten Your Day with SONG!.  And many of our WeJoySing families DO just that!
How do I know?

Lisa wrote this week:   We have always loved to do the words and sing the songs at home together. Our children get so excited and say “Again ...Again!”  Sometimes when we are singing, I forget words from the class so it's very nice to be able to listen to them on the WeJoySing website! Thank you!

Ashley wrote: “Cold weather and colds are keeping us inside today!  Singing is making us all better!”

You too can fill the winter days with SONG!  ”But Mrs. Jo, I can’t remember the words of the song.”  Never fear wonderful WeJoySing parents!  The words and audio are on our website at www.wejoysing.com.  Simply click on “WORDS,” select your child’s age group and click!  If you have forgotten the password, email me real quick at wejoysing@wejoysing.com and we’ll send it to you pronto!!   HAPPY SINGING!!