You don’t have to be a musician to teach your kids music…

I’m linking this post on parenting tips for making music everyday.\

The most important thing to remember about encouraging musical growth is that kids need to be participating in music regularly. If Mom or Dad (or better yet, Mom AND Dad) sing and play music at home, music becomes something that “we do.”

Relax. You don’t have to be playing concertos or singing arias to make this happen. Make music part of your routine. Everyone knows lullabies, so start there. Do you have a clean-up song? Learn one or make one up. If your children are very young, the simpler, the better.

We have a bath time song that’s just “Bath time, here we go. Bath time, here we go.” Sometimes I improvise a little with “Bath time, up the stairs. Bath time, take off your clothes.”

Challenge yourself to come up with a new song for your routine this week. Try to sing it every time. Don’t worry if it’s not exactly the same each time! Music never is exactly the same during every performance!

Let me know if you’ve tried a new song at home!


2 thoughts on “You don’t have to be a musician to teach your kids music…

  1. Eliza, it might be worth it to try some out! Music is a great motivator. Think about how music can get you excited to work out or relax you to sleep. The same is true for children! Like Mary Poppins says “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun, and – SNAP – the job’s a game!” What’s more fun than music?!


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