Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
One of the things that seems to be missing from most homeschool curriculums is music. My daughter, though not a traditional learner, loves music so much that it could be the only thing she does all day. That is why we were so happy to get the opportunity to review Musik at Home Membership from Musik at Home. Here is what we found…
A Little Bit About Musik at Home
Musik at Home is taught by Kathryn Brunner via videos families can watch at home. Kathryn is a certified Muskigarden teacher, and through Vimeo can teach your child to appreciate music, instruments, and movement.
Each video shows Kathryn and her daughters with another parent and child. My daughter loves feeling like she is connecting with other people her size right in our own living room. The songs are easy to sing along to, and the instruments used in the videos (scarves, sticks, and shakers) can easily be made at home.
The videos do not have to be viewed in any order, and can be viewed as many times as you like during your membership. This is huge, because if your children are like my daughter, you will be watching the favorite videos much more than just one.
These videos aren’t just for dancing and having fun either. They incorporate simple learning such as “Stop!” Where the children are asked to stop and remain quiet and still until Kathryn gets them going again. One of the biggest skills my daughter is working on is her listening skills, so I really appreciate her being able to practice in a fun setting with music. Children are also encouraged to keep a beat with their instruments which will help with early phonics and math skills.
How We Used This Product
My daughter is in music therapy, so we use the videos to further the skills she is learning in her sessions. We watch the videos at about the same time of day as her therapy sessions about 2-3 times per week. This way she is ready to work and knows that it is music time. She especially loves the videos the use the sticks, so we focus more on those right now.
My daughter has Down Syndrome and is also nonverbal. I am told that for some children with certain special needs that music can unlock language. So having these videos for her to practice the skills she is learning in music therapy is really nice. My daughter has been so much more engaged in her therapy sessions, because she wants to do what she sees the children in the video doing. If they click the sticks, then she wants to do that too! It’s fun to watch.
You can see a video of my daughter enjoying her Musik at Home vidoes below.
Review Crew Thoughts…
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