While it’s important to update lesson plans to include some modern stories, there’s no replacing the classics. Stories that have been around for hundreds of years and are proven to be beneficial to any curriculum. That’s why we were excited to get the entire Maestro Classics 12 CD set to review! Years ago we got 2 of the CDs and have loved them, so getting the other 10 was awesome! I’m so excited to share my Maestro Classics review.
The 12 CD Package includes the following CDs each with their own 24-Page Activity Book
- Peter & the Wolf
- The Nutcracker
- Merry Pranks of Master Till
- Carnival of the Animals
- The Tortoise and the Hare
- The Story of Swan Lake
- Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
- My Name is Handel: The Story of Water Music
- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
- Casey at the Bat
- The Soldier’s Tale
- Juanita la langosta Español
We have had them for a few months now and Ladybug has chosen her favorites. So far, she loves The Nutcracker, Carnival of the Animals, The Story of Swan Lake, The Tortoise and the Hare & Peter and the Wolf.
Each CD opens up like this and contains a little booklet and the CD. Each CD contains a full story. These stories are classics and have been a staple for many lesson plans over the years. These versions are faithful to the original stories.
The booklets are quite thick and contain information and activities based on the CD. Below she is showing you one of the activities in the Peter and the Wolf booklet. In addition to the track, every CD contains tons of extras. These extras range from artists performing in different musical genres to narrations to educational tracks with information on the composer. There are also tons of FREE curriculum guides that can be found on the Maestro Classics website.
Here’s a video sharing a bit more about the CDs and a peek inside! You can see what’s inside some of the CDs, such as the lessons in “The Tortoise and the Hare” teaching about each of the animals.
We haven’t listened to our entire new collection yet, we look forward to having these to use next school year! Maestro Classics is a great way to bring classical music into our home! I hope you enjoyed my Maestro Classics review as much as my daughter enjoyed these stories!
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