The 4th of July – America’s declaration of independence. I teach children about the American flag, and patriotism. It’s important. Best of all, children often lead the way. Their interests are the springboard for the best learning.
The 4th of July is far more than the Boston Pops concert, fireworks, and a barbecue. It’s remembering our freedom, and how we got there. In order to do that, we sing! Children embrace music, and patriotic songs continue to be at the top of of the popularity list, year after year.
Music makes the 4th of July special.
Each year the favorite song is different, from “This Land is Your Land” to “God Bless America”. Those songs have inspired the children to design quilts that are permanent displays.
And this year’s favorite song?
“God Bless the USA” with the Singing Sargents
To all my friends across America, have a safe and happy holiday.