Music has charms to soothe the savage breast,
to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak
We have a very orderly nursery in our ward, as a rule. It even perpetuates itself. A new child comes in, sees everyone else following the rules and the routine, cries for a bit and then settles in. But in the last couple of weeks we lost some regulars and had a big influx of new children. The barbarians are overwhelming our social institutions!
We’ve tried playing some background music to calm the kids down during playtime, puzzle time, lesson time, and snack time. To date we’ve just used primary tunes and its too soon to say whether its made any difference. Has anyone had any good experiences with playing any particular kinds of music to calm children in nursery, or before going to sacrament meeting, or elsewhere?