Listen to his operas and discuss how the music makes you feel:
La traviata
Il trovatore

Facts your child might know:
1.  he wrote music
2.  he died when he was 87
3.  he was born in Italy
4.  he wrote operas
5.  he had a farm
6.  he had a dog names Loulou
7.  he liked to get cacti and palm trees as gifts
8.  whenever he wrote and opera, he planted a tree
9.  he had a parrot, cats and peacocks
10.  he had cows and chickens
11.  he had a beard and a mustache
12.  he liked to wear a flower on his lapel