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How Music Can Affect Your Children's Daily Routines

11/11/2014 - by Musical Steps
The main issue that many parents are quite often worried about is the way we put kids to bed. If we find calm music that helps our children to relax then we will make the whole procedure much easier. Further, it is very important if we find a certain piece of music with which children can relax and fall asleep then keep using the same music every night. The sound of the specific music will programme children’s mind to relax and then fall asleep while listening to it. Also, having music playing all night long in their bedroom may also help in making babies fall asleep again since the sound of music will be something familiar to them and will make them fill safe. 


Instead of trying to make the children follow certain instructions it is better if you try and give those instructions through music. You can use simple melodies that children can sing like ‘Mulberry bush’ and ask them through music to do various things. For example, we could say ‘This is the way we eat our food, eat our food, eat our food, this is the way we eat our food on a cold and frosty morning’. We could also use the phrases ‘wash our teeth, wash our hands, brush our hair, get in the car’ and much more.  Using a song to give instructions can be much more fun for them and it becomes much easier for them to obey. Further, the repetition of certain music creates routines. 

We can use the same song while they are eating, or getting dressed, brushing their hair, playing, giving a toy, tiding up. Through repetition of certain melodies parents can create routines. 


The proof of how deeply music affects our brain is the fact that listening to a certain song or piece of music that we used to listen while having specific experiences in our lives, reminds us of those experiences even they might have occurred a long time ago. So, music can affect our memories and routines. 

As far as it concerns children, since it is commonly accepted that they like playing and having fun most of the time then, why not trying bringing fun through music in their daily routines. 

In conclusion, I would like to mention the importance of the role of parents in their children life and to remind them that using their voice to sing songs or even improvise their own music with their kids is much more educational and fun from just playing a cd with any kind of music. Sing along with your kids, it is fun, it helps their creativity, it enhances their self-confidence and improves both your communication skills. 

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Maria Demosthenous is a musicologist and pianist having finished the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Fine Arts – Music Studies and has a diploma in Piano.  She is a music teacher and in 2013 she brought Musical Steps to Cyprus.

Maria can be contacted on 70009039 and cyprus.musicalsteps@gmail.com

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  • 26/09/2017 - by mark william

    We should live doing the things we adore and cherishing the things we do! 

    All things considered, I want to compose and I additionally love to peruse. 

    I LOVE TO READ 

    Growing up, I would simply be in my room perusing whatever book was accessible. There were no iPads at that point, so books were my closest companions! 

    We have a smaller than usual library at home, super-scaled down however it was almighty books. 

    It was every one of Mom's books. She gathered, purchased and gathered books about effective accomplishment, books of Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale among others. 

    Truly, I have additionally developed to love libraries and looking at books as well! 

    In secondary school, I'd be resting late just to complete the process of perusing wallets! 

    In school, I'd just be at the quarters on ends of the week, completing books of Sydney Sheldon and Danielle Steele. 

    At that point, after I moved on from school, my advantage changed from fiction to true to life. I went gaga for self improvement guides! 

    I'd be having my lunch rapidly just to have the capacity to invest some more energy in the book shop close to my working environment filehippo and appreciate additional time with effective writers like Leo Buscaglia; Wayne Dyer; Andrew Matthews, our own special Bo Sanchez, among others. 

    Up to this point, despite everything I endeavor to peruse as much as I could; and am passing the propensity to my children. 

    There is quite recently such a great amount of energy in the composed word. 

    Perusing enables us to expand our viewpoint; look past our own "cases"; become acquainted with ourselves increasingly and find out about our energy inside. 

    These creators impacted, propelled, and changed my life and they keep on doing so. 

    Possibly, there were the reasons why I likewise love to compose. 

    Yet, there is one critical book that I, now and then, tend to disregard. 

    THE BIBLE. 

    My mother said one time that her dad (my granddad) read the book of scriptures day by day, and when he was at long last ready to complete it, he passed on! 

    Alright, kinda startling, isn't that so? perhaps that was the reason I veered far from understanding it and simply rely upon Sunday readings. I think I selected to peruse the photo Bible book from cover to cover, it felt more secure. 

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    Anyway, enough about me, shouldn't something be said about you? What do you want to do? What are your qualities? What makes cheerful? 

    Wouldn't you say the time has come to concentrate on things you want to do to influence you to love life more.

    Do What You Love

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  • 28/10/2016 - by Tribal Vibe Dancers

    Tribal Vibe Dancers,
    were formed by Yiannis Demetriou and Michelle Stamatari. They have been dancing together for the past 2 years. The group’s main dance style is (Salsa L.A on1) and was inspired by street dances which include Hip-Hop, Afro-Cuban Rumba, Popping, Dubstep and Pachanga.
    Biography



    Yiannis Demetriou


    Yiannis was born in Bristol and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus. He is an Artist that has been involved with dancing from a very young age, and has a vast knowledge of different types of dances, including Hip-Hop and Dubstep. For the past 5 years he has focused mainly, on Salsa (LA Style), Bachata, Afro-Cuban Rumba and Pachanga. He has been involved with many Salsa Congresses around the World, and throughout the years has been trained by some of the best instructors in the World. Yiannis’s unique salsa style incorporates elements of Hip-Hop, Dubstep, Popping, Afro-Cuban Rumba and Pachanga. His passion for Salsa led him to form Tribal Vibe alongside Michelle Stamatari.



    Michelle Stamatari


    Michele was born and raised in Nicosia, Cyprus into a family of Artists. From a very young age, she has had a passion for Art, following her family’s tradition. She is an exceptional Painter and Musician, but her love for dancing overwhelmed her, and has now followed her true calling which led her to form Tribal Vibe alongside Yiannis. She has attended various Salsa Congresses, and has been trained by some of the best instructors in the World. Michelle’s unique Salsa style incorporates elements of Jazz, Ballet, Belly Dance and Dubstep and Afro-Cuban Rumba.

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  • 22/12/2015 - by John Adam

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