Following are some helpful and practical ideas for helping to make your child's life even more musical:
- Play your At Home CD Children love repetition and the more you play the CD together, the more your child will be comfortable with the songs and activities.
- Use your At Home CD and literature book to add music to your nightly bedtime story ritual.
- Sing to or sing along with your child. Sing to a pet or even a stuffed animal.
- Swing and sway to music, or dance through the water droplets of a sprinkler.
- Record your own songs and listen to your own voices and music.
- Vary your movements and instrument playing. Maintain a steady beat, move to a faster beat, then a slower beat.
- Discuss the music you hear. What does it sound like? What types of instruments do you hear?
- Sing or chant favorite tunes to help pass the time while waiting in line or while sitting in the pediatrician's office.
- Explore musical sounds with home-made instruments, using boxes and other assorted containers, scrapers, shakers and jingles.
- Attend community concerts and other local musical events to give your child a taste of many types of music.
Music at home is a great memory builder for your child. In years to come he will mention the things you did together at home when he was little! ...priceless!