Classics for Kids

February 24th, 2007 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Recommended Website:
Classics for Kids

ClickSchooling subscriber Tammy Bailey reminded me of this website that we
originally featured in 2004. She wrote, “It is a wonderful music history and
appreciation website with lots of teacher resources. I have used it with my
children and music co-op.”

The site has been updated since we last featured it, and is definitely worth
another visit. It offers a terrific education in classical music for kids.

The website was created as a supplement to the “Classics for Kids” radio
program. (You will find information on stations that air the show at the
website, and you can listen to the archived programs as well.) The radio
shows bring great composers to life through music and stories. The website
provides an opportunity to listen to the archived weekly radio shows and
also offers free downloadable activities and lessons that focus on National
Standards for the Arts/Music and Academic Content Standards. The
supplemental materials incorporate various music training philosophies
including Orff, Dalcrose, and Kodaly.

When you get to the site you will see the current week’s featured radio
program in the center of the home page, along with a featured composer, the
radio show index, and tips on practicing for music students.

Parents and Teachers can utilize the menu on the right of the page to get
info about music education and to register to receive updated information
about “Classics for Kids.” You can also download articles and an activity
book from this section.

The MAIN MENU is on the left side of the page, from which you can access the
following selections:

  • This Week’s Show – Find the featured “Classics for Kids” radio program of
    the week.
  • Past Shows – Access the archives of past “Classics for Kids” radio
  • Hear the Music – Listen to the music of your favorite classical music
  • Games – Play fun, interactive, online games that teach rhythm and notation.
  • Instruments of the Orchestra – Learn about all of the instruments of the
    symphony orchestra and hear what they sound like.
  • Musical Dictionary – Learn musical terminology and hear samples of music.
  • Schedule & Stations – Find a list of radio stations that broadcast Classics
    for Kids.
  • Events – Get a listing of fun music events for kids in various geographic
    areas (although, at the time I visited all events featured were in Ohio).
  • Links – Find a terrific list of links to other sites about all aspects of
    classical music.

Bookmark this one; you’ll want to return often!


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