Several years ago I actually found myself at a wonderful school teaching music to two hundred 3-6 year olds. That's right I was a music teacher. Thankfully, young children don't care how great your voice is, they just love to sing songs and play instruments. I have found that whether a child is 1 week old or 12 years old, most of them LOVE music. So come along and see how we explore music with an infant.
This week Baby Bell explored her music shelves. She is just turning 1 and is already a natural musician. Well of course I think that she is perfect at it.
The benefits of exploring music and instruments are endless. It helps with listening skills, fine and gross motor skills, coordination, memory, language development, creativity and much more.
I love the way music makes you feel, it can set the tone for your whole day. Depending on your mood you might want something soothing like a harp, or a drum might be more your child's style.
It has always been important for me to keep music alive in our house, and allow the children to play many different instruments.
One of our favorite music Cd's to listen to right now is Daddy Plays Guitar Lullabies, but we have several others that we love too. You can find links to them at the bottom of this page.
Plan toys Melody Xylophone is a must for every house.
Little B loves to have Music time too.
Hopefully one day our budget will allow for a beautiful Pentatonic Harp to add to our collection, but for now we will continue to enjoy hand bells, Xylophone's, and Maracas.
I hope you are able to set up an area for music time in your house. It is so wonderful to watch the children light up as they play their instruments and listen to good music.
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