In our family we listen to a lot of classical music. I’ve compiled a list of books about classical music that we enjoy reading and included some CDs that the kids enjoy listening to too.
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We first started listening to this CD when my son was about 2 years old. It is a great introduction to instruments, the orchestra and classical music for kids. It’s still something that we all love listening to. I’m sure you can stream this now or download it.
Peter and the Wolf translated by Maria Carlson
This has been a favorite for a few years now.
The Nutcracker by Susan Jeffers
This book, coupled with the music was a HUGE hit in our house. I pretty much listened to nothing else from Thanksgiving to about March.
The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day by Jessica Courtney-Tickle
Both kids love this one. It’s a lovely story that matches the music from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. On each page there is a button to push with a piece of music.
Story of the Orchestra by Robert Levine
Ethan loves this one. I caught him conducting one of the songs in his room the other day using one of his arrows from his bow and arrow set :).
I have my eye on these:
Each CD comes with an activity book. I think my kids would love it!
Do your kids like classical music? Do you have any book recommendations? Let me know in the comments!