Awhile ago, I asked my friend Angelique Felix for help. I was hoping to provide you with a post about music play. Angelique graciously offered to write a guest post on this subject, and today I am happy to be able to share it with you! Thank you Angelique!
This post I dedicate to a big
love in my life and the joy it brought me and many of the children I encounter
– MUSIC. Written for my lovely friend Terri of Creative Family Fun.
day of their birth and learn to play it, they develop sensitivity, discipline
and endurance. They get a beautiful heart.” – Shinichi Suzuki (Japanese violinist and teacher who introduced millions of children
to his musical “Suzuki
development start early.
to the rythm and melody of their mother’s voice. The newborn child will likely
react positively and show recognition of songs sung by its parents during
pregnancy. Reseacher Annie Murphy on TED explains that newborns can
even cry in the dialect of their mother! The sense of melody and rythm begins
in the womb and will be mostly formed up to three years of age.
sing and play, will give the child’s brain and memory a good boost.
through music. I play in English with Italian 2 to 3 years old. They hear this
second language just a couple a times a week and have a limited vocabulary of
their own language. The lack they have in expressing themselvs in words has
never been an obstacle to include them in my games.
learning, is seeing the
English language as a variety of music and expose the kids to it’s different
melodies and rythms.
They feel safe if they know what will happen.
participate and understand words and melody.
singing to their level.
ballet and encourage him to move in different ways.
little let him sit on your knee or rest in your arms while you move to the
music. Move up and down with the tones, slow and fast with the rythm, soft and
strong with the volume. This help the child to listen and respond to all aspects
of the sounds.
tap it out on the table.
Or empty Bottles with pasta, rice, or whatever you like to listen to inside.
emotional and cognitive development. And the best is that you can use music
everywhere and anytime: Inside or outdoors, as we show you in this
cute video! Have fun!