Bringing music appreciation back to the holidays, Nutcracker Music Game

With the holidays here, I love the sounds from all the music. Unfortunately, I often hear my kids signing, Jingle Bells, Batman smells, .... around the house. While I appreciate their attempt at a musical interlude, I would much rather them reference a real holiday song than silliness.

From museums to sporting events to live theater, I do my best to expose my children to all types of culture. Granted, my oldest wasn't overly enthusiastic to sit through a 90 minute tuba concerto, but it was an important learning experience (plus, he didn't fall asleep like the 60 year old gentleman in front of us). I was fine with his decision that he would prefer not to see this performance again because he was able to explain to me why he didn't like the performance. According to him, the music was too slow. He prefers a more upbeat, faster pace type of music. Since he was able to intelligently describe his thoughts, I knew that I accomplished my goal to get him thinking about different types of music.

While not every family can take their children to live theater, an easy way to expose kids to music is through games at home. One fun and educational game for the holidays is Nutcracker Music Game. This computer game allows children to explore and learn various orchestra instruments through game play.

With more than 20 media awards in its corner, the Nutcracker Music Game has been tested and approved by the best in the industry. The key to this program is that children can improve their problem solving skills while learning to differentiate musical instruments. The goal is to create a beginning appreciation of music.

In our house, we use this game as during family time. Going through the various instruments in an orchestra was fun for me and the kids. I don't think that the kids will ever forget the slide on the trombone because of its analogy to the dog bone.

Since we are in the holiday season, I just like hearing the game being played on the computer. The kids can play the various puzzles and riddles during independent time. I get the bonus of hearing the holiday music that I love.

Nutcracker the Music Game can be purchased online. The Computer game retails for $29.95, but they are on sale for $19.95.

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Create a sense of music appreciation at an young age through the engaging game of Nutcracker the Music Game.

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  1. They all play at least one instrument (some more than one!)

  2. Our son plays an instrument and we listen to music often. Thanks for the chance