It is never too early to introduce your baby to music. These music activities for kids will hopefully give you some ideas about how to integrate music into a day to day routine. From helping with co-ordination and language skills, to cognitive development, music is an essential part of every child’s education – and great fun too! Here are my five best music activities for kids for newborns, through to reception/kindergarten age.
You don’t have to be a ‘music expert’ to do music activities with your kids at home. Anyone can have a go!
Best Music Activities for Kids
Sing musical rhymes and songs with your baby from birth as often as you can, include them in your daily routines, it makes a happy and relaxed atmosphere! Don’t worry about your singing voice either, babies really aren’t fussy and singing rhymes together is one of the best ways to interact (see our Top 10 Tunes For Toddlers for some inspiration!).
Go to a shared music group from around 9 months to a year – such fun for everyone! Most communities have music activities for kids such as rhyme time or other musical classes advertised in local libraries. It’s great for making friends and they learn so much from them.
Collect good quality percussion instruments and a xylophone or chime bars. They make great presents, and good ones last for years! Making music at home is such a lot of fun and something everyone can do together. Invite some friends over to share your music time.
Play a variety of good quality recorded music to your child from all different genres. It’s great for building creativity and creating a calm home atmosphere. Click here to see our list of suggestions for where to start with classical tracks.
So there we go – 5 very quick music activities for kids that you can build into your everyday routine! How do you bring music into your home or classroom?
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