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The Importance of Kids Music

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This program originally aired on 11-09-17.  

Music is a powerful medium, allowing us to access and experience an entire spectrum of feelings. For children, music is an important educational tool as well, and all too often, children's music has a tendency to become bland. Host of IPTV's Kids Club Dan Wardell and musician Jim Sieck are on a mission to create interesting kids music, while also teaching them valuable lessons. One song in particular teaches kids about the alphabet.

"One of the songs that Jim wrote was called 'A World Without Vowels,'" Wardell says. "And it's basically an English lesson that teaches kids what 'AEIOU' are and what would happen if they disappeared."

On this Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe speaks with Sieck, Wardell, and University of Iowa Doctoral student in music therapy Alaine Reschke-Hernández.

In the final segment of the program, we get a review of some new music for kids.


Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa