Looking for a great way to introduce your child to music? Searching for an easy way to get your child interested in music? I’ve got a great idea for you! Not only is it easy, it’s free! Can’t get much better than that!
The easiest way to introduce your child to music is to sing. That’s it! Just sing! Sing with your child. Sing to your child. You can sing about anything. Sing about what you are doing. Make up songs about picking up the toys. Sing about getting up in the morning. Just sing!
Here are some reasons why you should sing with and to your child.
Singing with your child is fun!
Music makes most anything better, so use some songs to go through your day. Sing when it is time to wake your child in the morning. Sing about her clothes when she is getting dressed. Make up a song about what you are going to do that day. Sing silly songs together. Make a game with your songs. Let your child sing an answer back to you. Just have fun!
Singing with your child is easy!
Just take your sentences and set them to some little tune. Use a melody you already know, or just make one up. You aren’t looking for highly refined music here, just little tunes. Make them up as you go along. Even if you only use a couple different notes, you can still sing a little song about what you are doing or thinking.
Singing with your child takes no great skills!
Singing with your child does not take great skills or practice. Remember, you are doing this for fun. It’s not necessary to have a great voice, or great vocal skills. So, enjoy! We talk to our kids without worrying about being great orators; we should sing with them without concern for our vocal qualities. Just have fun!
Singing with your child is free!
What’s better than free? You don’t have to invest in materials or lessons to sing with your child. No cost involved! Sing songs you remember from your childhood. Sing songs you have heard. Make up your own songs. Find silly kid’s songs at the library, or on your favorite streaming service. Sing them together. Make up your own words to some songs you already know.
Singing with your child will benefit both of you.
- Cognitive skills
- Communication (Language skills)
- Musical Sense
Your child will learn some basic things about music.
- Pitch differentiation
- Music is a form of communication
- You can have fun with music
- Music is for anyone, anytime, anywhere, not just for professionals.
Here are some links to other sources showing that singing with your child is beneficial:
- 5 amazing reasons why you should sing to your kids
- Singing to children may help development of language skills
- Benefits of Singing with Your Child
- The Importance of Music in Early Childhood Development
So, go forth, sing together, and have fun!