6 easy tips to develop your kids musical brain
We all know music has tons of benefits on the developing brain (if you don’t check out our article on 12 benefits of music education). Some benefits include higher IQs, better social skills, easier language acquisition and more creative minds and the best part is you don’t have to be serious musician to unlock most of these benefits! Plus, as an added bonus, it leads to very natural together time between you and your children. Here are 6 easy tips to develop your kids musical brain:
- Sing together. Remember how much you loved to sing as a child? Pass that feeling on!
- Dance with your children. Show your kid you’ve still got the dance moves and let them show you a thing or two in the process.
- Play clapping games. Kids love to physically interact with music and what better, easier way is there than clapping your hands together?
- Make a game of your children’s favorite stories. Instead of just reading the story, try and make it interactive! Bring the book to life.
- Clap the names of your family or friends – names, like Ben-ja-min, are best with multiple syllables.
- Also does your child have favorite words they like to say and can sing? Make up nonsense words. Be silly with sounds and it will pay off. Remember supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins?