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THEMES FROM THE SEA CD

Themes From The Sea CD

Themes Of The Sea is a compilation of easy listening & meditative melodies. I hope you will find in this music a backdrop for your own sense of inspiration, rejuvenation and creativity..
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Is there any harm in audiobooks?

Certainly, there is this point, but to a greater extent only when parents forget to read to their children themselves. The process of reading is very important for the baby, when he and his parents get cozy on the couch and listen to their favorite works in his mother's quiet voice. At moments of joint reading of books, not only a special atmosphere of love and tenderness is created, including mutual experience and discussion, but also just an opportunity to spend this time together, which can not be missed!

So slowly we got to the audio books for preschoolers. Their repertoire has not changed substantially: the most popular are audio fairy tales, audio plays, and added audio encyclopedias. The key point is the fact that at this age, children learn to read on their own, and the main thing here is to awaken their interest in literature in general, and then constantly maintain it.

And what about audiobooks? From this point on, they have no place in life? We will give you some very important aspects in their favor:

When a child listens to new fairy tales or stories and does not see pictures, he has to decide by himself who is a positive character and who is a negative, to imagine and imagine their images.

Usually, after listening to an interesting fairy tale, children want to share what they heard with adults and tell them what it was about. This means that not only the memory will be trained, but also the speech will be developed and the vocabulary will be enlarged.

If you take care that the audio books were of high quality, voiced by professional actors, the child will unwittingly imitate their intonation, remember the correct pronunciation of difficult phrases and begin to show their first artistic abilities. And if the audio book has a musical background in the form of classical music, this will develop a musical ear and an aesthetic taste.

Cons of audiobooks for preschoolers:

Listening to audiobooks does not enrich the child's vocabulary, nor does it develop their visual perception.

Given that not all of the texts are well received by ear, memorization of the text and its understanding is generally weakened by the fact that the child can not choose the pace of reading, there is no opportunity for breaks and more detailed reflection.

Finally, if a child listens to audiobooks all the time, he or she may be discouraged from reading on his or her own, because it is necessary to make his or her own efforts.

For students and teenagers, to a greater extent, developing audio encyclopedias, audio books from the school curriculum, as well as audio courses in foreign languages. They are all designed to help children learn and make their lives as easy as possible.

The undoubted benefit is also these audio books:

Typically, students spend a lot of time traveling: constant extracurricular activities, clubs, competitions, tournaments ... Audiobooks can listen everywhere, with the benefit of spending time on the road.

If there is a catastrophic shortage of time, audiobooks will help students to prepare lessons and learn new information. This can be done at the same time as drawing, drawing or tidying up your room. Even with the distraction, a person learns the information they hear subconsciously.

Audio courses of foreign languages will help to get used to unfamiliar speech, pronunciation, tempo, will allow you to consolidate the learned material, learn new words and fully "immerse themselves in a new language environment.

And last, but by no means least: schoolchildren spend a lot of time doing homework in front of the class and the computer. Their eyes begin to feel tremendous strain, and while listening to audiobooks they can get some rest.

Now moving on to the minuses, where without them?

While listening to an audiobook, the schoolboy can not afford to put accents yourself, for him to do it the readers themselves. The tempo, by the way, is not chosen by the reader, so willy-nilly he will have to adjust to someone else's way of reading.

If a child has a "lame" sound perception, some of the information he listened to may not be absorbed.

Teenagers quite often use headphones not only to listen to your favorite hits, but also to study. And frequent use of headphones can have an adverse effect on their hearing.

"So what should we do?" - you ask. After all, banning children from anything is not the answer! Perhaps alternating audiobooks with classical reading - this is the best way to perceive information? And do not consider audiobooks an equal substitute for paper books, and treat them as a different genre with its own characteristics?

THEMES FROM THE SEA CD
Piano Solos from DONN ROCHLIN
by Donn Rochlin

THEMES FROM THE SEA
Themes Of The Sea is a compilation of easy listening & meditative melodies. Ironically this project originated years ago while living in the high desert of Sedona Arizona where I would frequently find sea shells on my hikes. I learned then there is no escape from the timeless presence and inspiration of the sea. I hope you will find in this music a backdrop for your own sense of inspiration, rejuvenation and creativity.

Preview a sample of track #1 "Man and the Sea"

Preview a sample of track #2 "Dance of the Sand Pipers"

Preview a sample of track #4 "Rah"

Preview a sample of track #5 "Tidepool"

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