I often play songs for the kids during breakfast that we're working on for school. We also like to have "mood music" when eating outside on our deck. And in the shower, I play music but wish it it was a little bit louder.
I love this helpful tip from Real Simple magazine, April 2011 issue:
Place your phone speaker-side down in a cereal bowl to amplify the tunes streaming out of it. The concave shape of the bowl makes an effective homemade speaker. And in my experience, this works better than those little speakers you plug into a headphones jack.
This summer when you're planning your outdoor picnic, don't forget to pack a cereal bowl for some mood music!