The pandemic has required us to be creative on so many different levels. Church singing time with our children has been no different. I have been impressed by the amount of creativity in providing singing time experiences for primary children. In fact, if you’ve made a singing time video public on YouTube, chances are my wife and I have played it for the kids to watch for our own family church. Our own ward did a virtual primary program as well, with pre-recorded videos that we enjoyed watching. As much as we have been creative, we have also encountered a lot of challenges. Our ward for example, had resumed meeting in person for sacrament meeting with larger numbers not too long ago before being cut back again just this last month with the most recent outbreak. As I’ve continued to observe efforts in providing spiritual experiences at a ward level for children, I’ve thought it might be helpful to lend some of my experience providing music experiences via video conferencing platforms. Below are some tips that I think will promote these spiritual experiences. Disclaimer: Currently, I don’t actually hold a calling as a singing-time teacher. These tips come from my experience working full time as a board certified music therapist through telehealth.
P.S. Please comment through social media or below this post on your struggles with virtual primary. If I can't find a solution, others might. Let's reach out and connect!
I'm a sacred music enthusiast. I'm one of those people that attends church for the music just as much as the sermon, one of those people that give an evil glare at the people who leave for the congregational hymns, (Ok no, not really).