If you have just had a child then Congratulations! I have experienced that joy 4 times.
If you were blessed with a musical education and decided to send your child to music school in the future, that’s great! Don’t wait another second, you might already be too late. When should your child’s study of music start? The answer is – even before the baby is born!
Even during pregnancy, mothers are encouraged to talk and sing to their baby. The child can hear you perfectly. This is proof that the study of music can start at conception. It is recommended you listen to classical music and sing during your pregnancy, especially if you have an ear for music.
Do this every day so that your child becomes familiar with your voice and also familiar with the music. Be careful not to expose your unborn child to music that is too loud or listen to something too loud on headphones. Music that is too loud can stress your baby and the stress you have from sounds over a headset can also transfer stress to your baby.
One common source of overbearing loud music is attending a concert or other public event especially during the sound check stage.
When the child is born, continue to enhance their study of music by softly playing the same music in the background. When you are holding your baby, move to the beat. As your child gets older, start doing exercises or other physical activities while the music is playing. Every little thing will help in the study of music for your child and the earlier the better.
It is also a well known fact parents can control their child’s behavior and temper based on the type of music played in the house. You know what they say, music soothes a savage beast, and children can certainly be beasts from time to time. If your child is too hyper, slow them down by slowing down the music. If they are a little down, pick them up with some upbeat cheerful music. It is like magic and it works all the time.
As your child gets older diversify their study of music by developing their “musical visualization”. This is done by playing soundtracks of natural sounds such as birds, crashing surf or waterfalls. If you only do this for a short time each day, you will seriously enhance their musical abilities and definitely help is their future formal study of music. The future of your child is in your hands.
I must also mention that you should have about 15 toys that make sounds, preferably musical sounds. Break them into 3 groups of 5 each and only let your child use one group at a time. About once a week swap to the next group and pack the previous group away. It is like Christmas every Tuesday or Friday for your child. This will also give you a bit of an idea of what type of instrument your child gravitates towards.Tags: baby move, cheerful music, move to the beat, musical education, savage beast