Wild Symphony

Book review by Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media
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age 3+

Fun poems about animals help introduce music to kids.

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Getting off to a great start!

I've been reading Wild Symphony to a young child, since he was a year and a half. Each page featuring an animal, is synced by my iphone or ipad with the corresponding symphonic movements. At two years old, he now goes directly to his favorite animals (cheetah and bat), and can listen to entire movements over and over. He holds whatever is available as a baton, and moves to the music (i.e., holds his arms up like an elephant to the "Eager Elephant" page/movement). He can name all the animals and recognizes all the corresponding movements. This focus and comprehension, relating symphonic music and musical instruments to pictures and words, will serve him well the rest of his life. Speaking of diversity, all the animals have different qualities, as do the symphonic movements that correspond to them. I also read this book with a 7-year old child. He can find the letters hidden throughout the pages to make words.

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