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Classical music has been a timeless component of history and culture. I have always had a strange fascination with this particular genre of music. It's what sparked my love affair with my flute & trumpet when I was in middle/high school & college. It is also what made me go into my freshman year of college as a music major thinking a career in music education was the career route for me. I might of ended my college years with a degree in history/political science, but my love for music will never fade & will always have a place in my heart.
What breaks my heart these days is most kiddos don't get the exposure they should to classical music. With music programs slowly being taken away from schools across the nation, it really isn't suprising. Unless a parent has a crazy obsession with music like myself, your child just isn't being exposed to classical music because it just doesn't cross your mind. I know it would never cross my hubby's if it wasn't for me ;-)
With that being said, how fantastic would it be if your child could have a classical music experience right at their fingertips? Regardless if your school teaches music or not, acclaimed production company, Giants Are Small has created an app called Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood that can give your child a classical music experience right in your very own home.
Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood is a revival of the classic Peter and the Wolf tale. This version brings Peter to Hollywood to meet his hippie grandfather while bringing classical music elements to life. The music is performed by The National Youth Orchestra of Germany & Peter, along with all of the characters in the movie book, are narrated and brought to life by Rock n’ Roll legend, Alice Cooper.
That's right, ALICE COOPER!
I let my daughter test this app out one day after school & she was instantly engrossed. Then again what kiddo doesn't enjoy the story line of this classic tale?!?
The Deluxe iPad app can be downloaded for only $4.99 and has several features that kids will really just enjoy.
The story in total is 50 minutes long & includes a behind the scenes look at how the app was made. Neat Fact: all visuals were handmade. Like isn't that the ultimate DIY or what?!?!
If you get the iPad Delux vesion it also includes 8 games your kiddo can play.
So tonight instead of everyone lounging around the living room with there electronics in there hands, gather the fam up and give them the gift that will last a lifetime. Download Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood by and introduce them to the world of clasical music. You just never know what will spark a little ones creativity and imagination and where it may lead them in the future. They might just grow up to be a music geek like me ;-)
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Teachers can download a study guide for the Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood App.
Do your kids enjoy listening to classical music? How do you incorporate classical music into your children’s lives?
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