As soon as our daughter Ksyushenka was born, I began to read a lot of literature on parenting. And since our girl is growing up, the question of the development of good taste in a child is in the forefront.
Recently Ksyusha turned 5 years old. And I decided that this is the age when my daughter is ready to correctly perceive and assimilate information about good music, books, etiquette and everything that contributes to the development of taste.
We began to listen more often to classical music, folk songs, children’s songs, as well as various directions – rock, techno. I have excluded our modern pops completely. The lyrics of modern songs can break the brain not only for a child, but even for an adult.
Also now there are collections of classical music, which are designed specifically for listening to children. Ksyusha likes slow romantic compositions the most. We have already even made our own collection of favorite music.
Our child reads from 4 years. So far, naturally, we read fairy tales. We have a collection of tales of Afanasyev. These are the most favorite books of our Ksyushka! We also read the tales of Andersen and Charles Perrault. We read more children’s poems. And when Ksyusha is tired, she just listens to audio fairy tales. It is so convenient!
Exhibitions and museums
We also began to get out more often in the light of the whole family. Now every Sunday we are waiting for a cultural program! We go to exhibitions, to museums, to the theater to children’s shows. We also visit the circus and the zoo.
First of all, the whole family vacation is great! So much emotions! And, secondly, my careful selection of entertainment programs develops good taste in our daughter.
Together with good books, music and theaters, I instill in my daughter the rules of good behavior in society. Ksyusha knows how to communicate politely not only with adults, but also with peers. And I teach her to do it naturally.
Ksyushka perfectly perceives information from an early age. In some moments, her tact and delicacy can be envied!
Along with all of the above, clothing also plays an important role in the lives of girl children and also contributes to the development of good taste.
I teach Xenia to pick clothes in color for shoes and purses. We also choose hairpins and bows. Yes, and no one has canceled jewelry – our Ksenka loves beads, bracelets and brooches!
Self-selection is the final element in learning. I suggest that Ksyusha herself choose a book or outfits, and then we discuss whether she chose correctly and what she did wrong. I believe that if you constantly impose your opinion, then my child will not learn how to choose good things.
How do you instill good taste in your children? What secrets in this matter do you have?