But there are so many tapes available it’s hard to know what to choose for your kids. Whether you buy or borrow, here are some tips:
• Choose some of the music you like. Whether you like jazz or gospel, introduce your child to this type of music. Your child will see your enjoyment and perhaps feel it as well.
• Find tapes that go along with your child’s interests. Ask the librarian or salesperson for songs that are about animals, for example.
• Look for music that reflects your child’s heritage. Folk songs can help your child learn more about history.
• Vary the mood of the music you select. Some music is loud and fast. It may make your child want to sing and dance. Some songs are silly and will bring laughter. But music can be for quiet times, too.
• For a change of pace from reading aloud, look for a book on tape. This is a great way to make car trips go faster. Find a book everyone in the family can enjoy.
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