Facts your child might know:

1.  he wrote Peter and the Wolf

2.  he was born in Russia

3.  he was afraid of the black keys when he was little so he only played the white keys

4.  he told people whatever he thought even if it wasn’t very nice

5.  he played the piano like he was attacking it

6.  he liked to play chess and walk on stilts

7.  he had a dog named Mendoza and a cat

8.  his fingers would move like he was playing the piano even when he was asleep

9.  he would listen to music on the radio that he liked and then realize that he wrote it

Last week the children read the story of Peter and the Wolf and listened to the music from the book/CD set.