Music always makes work more fun!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Music always makes work more fun!

One of the things our employees love about working in the warehouse is the fact that they get to listen to music while they work. Since each of our employees gets a turn to play their own playlist, we get to hear all sorts of different artists! Here’s some of their current favorites:

  • George Strait (Country)
  • Kenny Chesney (Country)
  • Kingdom Heirs (Southern Gospel)
  • Hans Zimmer (Film Soundtrack)
  • David Crowder*Band (Christian Contemporary)
  • TobyMac (Christian Contemporary)
  • Newsboys (Christian Contemporary)

We’re always on the lookout for new music! So…what are some of YOUR favorite artists? 😀

Kids Listening to Music While Doing Their Work

Dear Carrie

What are your thoughts on your kids listening to music while doing their work?

My kids listen to their own music playlists. I would prefer classical music, if anything. I find it distracting, personally. How can you fully concentrate on something you are reading with music that has words? I guess my question is, what are your thoughts on your kids listening to music while doing their work?

Sincerely,

“Ms. Please Help Me with Kids Wanting to Listen to Music While Doing Their Work”

Dear “Ms. Please Help Me with Kids Wanting to Listen to Music While Doing Their Work,”

This is a great question and is one we have grappled with too over many years of homeschooling! We give our boys a lot more autonomy in this area once they get to high school. Prior to the student reaching the high school years, my husband and I have decided that music is distracting to the rest of us who are nearby, often slows the student down, makes the student less able to listen to the teacher’s voice, and also often affects the child’s work negatively causing them to lose attention to detail and rush through their work to get to the music.

High school marks a change in our response to our kids listening to music while doing work.

Prior to high school, we have our boys dock their iPods during school hours. Once they get to the early years of high school, we let them listen to music during inspirational type subjects. When they get to the later years of high school, we don’t monitor it and let them choose what they think is best as to when they listen to music and when they do not. They are required to wear ear buds/headphones when listening. With these few guidelines, we have had good success with making music an option during schoolwork.

Blessings,
Carrie