Black Spiders Lesson #13
I think I have almost as much fun in class as the children! I love that Sound Beginnings celebrates play and find it amazing that play has been shown to be the most effective pathway to
learning. Play encourages repetition (practice), problem solving, and interaction that creates a care-free atmosphere and allows the brain to relax and absorb information!
A musical suite is a collection of songs. Sergei Prokofiev wrote several musical suites and is considered a master at using music to tell a story. Our music for “Little Train” is from the
suite “Winter Bonfire” and is appropriately titled “Departure”. If you and your child have enjoyed listening to this piece, you will most likely enjoy his other, perhaps more famous, works
that include "Peter and the Wolf", "Cinderella", and "Romeo and Juliet".
Optional home fun activity: Color the “Little Train” Smart Moves page on page 17 in the workbook
(Remember, these activities are optional but can be a great bonding experience to do with your child during the week.)