Mary Grondahl Beiningen (Molly)
Music Development Specialist
15080 S. E. Laurie Avenue
Milwaukie, OR 97267-2536
Phone & fax: (503) 659-1343
Just as all children are born with the potential to learn to speak and
understand their native language, all children are born with the potential to learn to
"speak" and understand their native music.
This means that all children can learn to sing in tune and keep a beat with some kind of body movement such as tapping, clapping, or walking. These milestones can usually be achieved by age six or seven, if not earlier."
Music and Your Child
Guilmartin & Levinowitz
The following books are available for parents to read in the studio while they are waiting for their older children. We're currently experimenting with a checkout system where families enrolled can sign up to borrow a book for a while. Our area libraries will also search out books for you, as will my favorite independent bookstores, Annie Bloom's Books in Multnomah Village (www.annieblooms.com), and Powell's, (www.powells.com).
The Owner's Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind-Brain Research Pierce J. Howard, Ph.D.
You Can't Say You Can't Play, Vivian Gussin Paley
Bringing Out the Best in Your Child: 80 Ways to Focus on Every Kid's Strengths, Cynthia Ulrich Tobias & Carol Funk
Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligence, Howard Gardner
This is your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession, Daniel J. Levitin
The Shelter of Each Other: Rebuilding Our Families, Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
Emotional Intelligence: Why it Can Matter More Than IQ, Daniel Golemen
Raising Your Spirited Child, Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
Awakening the Child Heart & Smart Moves, Carla Hannaford, Ph.D.
The Emotional Life of the Toddler, Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D.
365 TV-free Activities You Can Do with Your Child, Steve and Ruth Bennett.
The Joy of Signing, Second Edition: The Illustrated Guide for Mastering Sign Language and the Manual Alphabet, Lottie L. Riekehof
How to Talk to Your Baby, Dorothy P. Dougherty
Mozart Effect, Don Campbell
Baby Signs, Linda Acredolo & Susan Goodwyn
Amazing Babies, Beverly Stokes
Developing Minds, Daniel Siegel
The Child's Growing Mind , Failure to Connect, & Endangered Minds. Jane M. Healy
The Speech Chain, Peter B. Denes & Elliot N. Pinson
How Your Child is Smart, Dawna Markova
The Out-of-Sync Child, Carol Stock Kranowitz
Positive Discipline for Preschoolers, Nelsen, Erwin, & Duffy
Last Children in the Woods: Saving our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder, Richard Louv
Nurturing Spirituality in Children, Peggy J. Jenkins