Submitted by Elizabeth Lazar

Idea posted September 4, 2002

To get my kids to sing with energy, I tell them, "You just sang this loud," and show them how loud with my hands. Then I move my hands apart and ask them if they can now fill up this much space with sound. Then, "Can you fill up the room with sound?" And I always tell them to sing bigger - not louder - to prevent the yelling effect.