From birth, my baby did not like songs and music. When I started to sing to her (and my ears are fine), my daughter started screaming heart-rending. Later she expressed her protest with the words: Mom, do not. . We did not have mobiles (hanging musical toys in the crib). Rather, there were three of them, but not one of them was gifted with attention.
On the first birthday, my husband and I gave our daughter a playing table with a piano. But, alas, she was not interested in the piano, because, besides him, there were many other entertainments on the table – insects and figurines with musical effects.
After 2 years, as it seemed to me, the daughter somehow sharply matured and, having missed the stage with the children, immediately reached out to the adult piano. As a person with a musical education, I was only glad for this and was ready to assist in every way.
She refused to teach the notes, but with joy listened to her favorite melodies and herself depicted how a bear stomped and birds sang.
After the kindergarten with musical lessons in it appeared in our life, the daughter began to put notes (usually a piece of paper) on a music stand and portray the teacher.
Just recently, I wrote here that, alas, my baby has no hearing, no voice, and in general a bear has come to my ear. And, lo and behold, she began to sing. There was an interest in the children’s piano, already with the full use of all its functions.
Usually the game happens this way: either it turns on the melody and, while dancing, sings, or alternately presses the keys, which are highlighted as a hint, and again sings.
There is no limit to my joy, because she sings – not in separate words, but smoothly, stretching and, in most cases, falls into the notes. My mother says that at her age (3.7 years old) I could not sing and did not sing at all.
Of course, not every home has an adult piano, and not every mother knows how to play it. I doubt that my daughter will study at a music school, but still, I am pleased with the interest of children in music, it is incredibly pleasant for me to hear pure singing. Musical classes perfectly develop hearing, sense of rhythm.
Yes, attending classical music concerts is not cheap now. But there is everything on the Internet, and you don’t have to pay for such listening to music.
We have a musical book with classic melodies from the Nutcracker – it is one of the most beloved ones. And, I will not hide, I was proud of my daughter, when she, having heard a familiar melody at the New Year’s performance, announced loudly: Listen carefully, this is the dance of the Dragee fairy !.
In the era of wheelbarrows and Luntik do not forget about the things that are mandatory for each cultural person, and a child as well. Read, sing, listen, fully develop the baby. There can be nothing bad in music, it is our history and culture, because there are such works that it’s embarrassing for an average person not to know!