Almost all children love to sing and listen to children’s songs. Many toddlers sing not only at home, but also on the street, without being ashamed of it at all. If your child is among music lovers, think about it, maybe he has abilities that should be developed.
Developing abilities at home
In order to develop the child’s musicality, it is not at all necessary to give it to a special school and study the scales and arpeggios, if you don’t dream of seeing him in the future as a great pianist. You can cultivate this at home.
More often let the child listen to music. The main conditions for listening are the repertoire corresponding to the age of the child, and absolute silence in the room. Nothing should distract the baby. Protect the child from aggressive, heavy music.
Sing with the baby together. Do not hesitate to sing to your child, because he perceives the voice of his mother better than the most beautiful soundtrack. Make home concerts with an improvised stage and microphone.
Modern technology allows you to make a home recording of a song. Try recording a piece of your concert and listen to it all together. You will see how delighted your child will be, and how surprised he will be when he heard your voices from outside.
Playing musical instruments
In order to teach a child the elementary game of musical instruments and develop his sense of rhythm, it is not necessary to buy real musical instruments. In each apartment there are everyday things that can replace them.
Jars with barley mimic the shakers, with their help, the child can beat the rhythm of the melody. If you attach a pen holder to such a shaker, you will have another musical instrument – a maracas.
Drum set is easy to figure out from bowls of different diameters and wooden spoons. If you replace a wooden spoon with a metal spoon, you get a completely different timbre of sound.
For adults, such methods are simple and clear, and for children it is a real discovery. The advantage of such a home orchestra is that the child begins to distinguish timbres, learns to characterize them, develops musical and rhythmic hearing. And these abilities are very important in everyday life.
What methods do you use for the musical development of your children?