Parent Conversation Guides

Move On Down the Road

Move On Down the Road

The point of these discussion ideas is to help your child know that the music we enjoy changes over time – as we change.

  • Do you have a favorite singer? A favorite song? Do your friends like that song too?en.wikipedia.org
  • Way back in 1717, Johann Sebastian Bach was the most popular. He was like a rock star. And people are still playing his music today even though it is 300 years old.
  • One hundred years ago there was more new music. And fifty years ago. And just one year ago.
  • Do you remember your favorite songs when you were just a baby? I do. (Sing it together)
  • Are there songs you really liked last year? Any new favorites?
  • When I was your age I really liked ___. (Sing it.)
  • Today this is my favorite song.
  • Even though I have new favorite songs every year, I still really like to play my old favorites.  They bring me back to happy memories.
  • When I sang some of your old favorites, did they bring back old feelings?
  • Music has a way of connecting to our hearts and bringing old feelings back.