I must say that I have no musical education. But I am sure that the development of this kind is very useful for the child and in general, it is fun. But my husband knows how to play almost all musical instruments, in his childhood he sang in boys’ choir and successfully completed music. But I still have to sing and listen to music with my son mostly.
First songs with mom
Our acquaintance with music began, naturally, with my lullabies. But a bear came to my ear, so I rather sang with my soul than with my voice.
Then there were, like many, songs Zheleznov. My son was one year old, and we started going with him to the development club, where I learned about these discs. This is just a wonderful help for a mother like me, who is a real musical kettle.
Take a song and show elementary movements to the music. You can dance with your child. I know that many music workers in kindergartens also use Zheleznov in their classes.
I started asking my husband to play guitar to his son, showing him different instruments. We have a whole box of pipes and flutes, four drums that we brought from different countries, maracas and, of course, two guitars. Unfortunately, I can’t use them, I don’t even know the notes, but my husband connects the child to his musical activities, which is very nice, I think, to everyone.
Cartoons and music
When we watch cartoons, I draw my son’s attention to what kind of music they sound and what it is for. For example, quiet calm, if they show the night, or loud and energetic, if some mole or little mouse does exercises.
Now our hits are Aibolit cartoons and Bremen musicians. They almost always sing there. In my opinion, very cool. The child remembers poems, for example, Chukovsky and also performs his songs in parallel with the characters.
The main thing that I understood from my childhood is that it does not tell the kid that he sings badly, does not indicate to him: Your cry doesn’t look like a song either. Otherwise, the love of music can be just hacked to death. And in the evenings my son and I dance, spin, jump to the music. This is a real relax!
Discs with songs
Actually, we don’t have so many CDs with songs. Basically we listen to music through the Internet. But what makes a tape recorder and disks so good is that the child himself can turn it on and rewind songs, and you don’t have to call mom all the time. Chooses what he likes.
We have a standard set – a genius Yuri Entin, Vladimir Shainsky. Really what children need. In my opinion, since when I listened to their songs on the records, nothing better had been thought up yet.
In general, my experience of introducing a child to music seems to someone rather simple. But I think that everything starts small. If he wants to go to music school, I would really like that.