Kids are naturally drawn to music and these activities are a perfect way to share the joy of music with your child
It's never too early to bring the joy of music into your home. Learn how you can encourage your family to appreciate music in all of its many forms.
Music is a wonderful means through which children can communicate and express themselves, which is why singing and making music is often at the center of children's play. Playing with music helps to improve kids' social behavior, increases self-esteem, and promotes communication and creativity, all of which are important for children's development. And music contributes to school readiness by fostering important cognitive, social, and motor skills.
As parents and caregivers, there are many simple and enjoyable ways to encourage musical exploration in our children. Most important, parents can make music a part of their family's everyday life.
Written by Nick Jr. educational consultant Anne E. Lund, M.S.