Why lullabies really do send babies to sleep
‘Music releases autistic children from their chains’
Relating to children
So here are a few better ideas of ways to incorporate music in your child’s life that have some real benefit:
Sing to your child.
Singing is good for parent-child bonding, communicates emotional and regulatory information, and can be a vehicle for learning. Nervous about singing in front of your children? Don’t be! Your child loves you and loves your voice…no matter what you may think of it.
Purchase child-friendly musical instruments. Young children learn through creative exploration and play. Have a box of instruments available to them and encourage them to explore their inner musician.
Enroll in an early childhood music class.
You will find an early childhood music class in almost any town. Some are provided by musicians, music teachers, or music therapists,
Pay for formal music lessons.
There are some music programs that start training children as young as 3 or 4 in violin or piano.
But generally children start taking formal lessons in the 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade. Even if your child doesn’t end up a professional musician, formal music training is one of the best things you can do for your child’s developing brain.
Encourage participation in band, orchestra, or choir.
Schools have ready-made music programs, many of which teach your child how to play the instrument (although I still recommend private lessons for maximum benefit!). This type of group ensemble participation provides wonderful social opportunities and encourages working towards your goals.
Playing in a band is the ultimate representation of music, requiring the dropping of our ego and the working together with other musicians.
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