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How to Introduce Music to Young Children

With all the benefits that music offers, it’s no wonder that parents want to introduce their kids to music as early as possible. But, depending on the children’s age, fostering their love for music might not be as easy as you would think! So, today, we want to share a few tips on how to get youngsters interested in music. 

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Tuesday, January 18th

Here are a few pointers and tips to get your children interested in music:

1. Bring in the Instruments

Kids learn best by manipulating objects around them. Hence, your child will learn to create various sounds and rhythms while enhancing their fine motor skills if you introduce instruments.

You can buy some scaled-down versions of pianos, tambourines, and xylophones for babies or toddlers to get them started. 

And suppose you do not wish to spend money on a real musical instrument just yet. In that case, you could even encourage imagination and creativity by using everyday items from around your house.

2. Incorporate Movement

Break out the dance moves! Dancing turns up the level of fun for everyone — especially young children. So, clap your hands, snap your fingers, stomp your feet, and march around the room.

By doing so, you will also teach them to embrace who they are, encourage creativity, and increase their overall interest in music.

3. Don’t Micromanage

Children learn best through play and exploration, so try not to hover over them. And know that there is no right or wrong way to discover and create music. It’s okay to experiment and improvise!

4. Be Patient

It will take a while for your child to learn how to play an instrument. So bear with them while they get there. Positive reinforcement motivates kids to keep learning – if they feel they’re not good enough, they might be unwilling to keep trying.

5. Have Realistic Expectations

As parents, we tend to put a lot of effort into planning fun activities for our littles. And sometimes, they don’t respond how we imagined; this can be disheartening, but don’t put too much pressure on them or yourself.

If your child doesn’t want to participate in a music activity you had planned, don’t let it get you down. Just try again later or the next day!

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This article is a re-post, with minor modifications, of “How to Introduce Music to Young Children,” an article published on howtolearn.com

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