Grandparents have a unique and very important role in fostering the development of their grandchildren. Much recent scientific evidence shows us that music is one of the best possible activities for helping your grandchild to become smarter, better socialized, and therefore happier. This book is a practical guide for grandparents, filled with useful information about the power of music and containing many examples of specific musical activities applicable from birth through the teen years. In non-technical language, it also describes basic elements of learning theory, designed to help grandparents engage more fully and productively with their grandchildren by using music as a powerful vehicle. As your grandchild grows beyond the early years, this book provides helpful information and advice about taking advantage of school music programs and how you, as a grandparent, can participate most effectively in your grandchild's musical education.