Does your child show interest in what he hears at an early age? You will notice this when his head turns if he hears music that he likes. Or gets excited when he leafs through a magazine and sees a picture of a piano or a rockstar in concert. Your child’s interest in music becomes even more evident when you see him playing with an object like a musical instrument. Whatever his musical inclination, you should stimulate his interest.
The role of a parent in introducing music to the child is a vital component for a holistic learning experience. You are part of the process as nurturer, disciplinarian and muse to your child. His environment should not be confrontational or judgmental. It should be a comfortable atmosphere that should stimulate his innate curiosity.
A child is naturally inquisitive so it’s best for you to be part of his journey.
For your musical genius:
Music may sometimes exhaust your child so monitor how he deals with this new facet in his life. To continually stimulate his motivation, reward him for a good performance. Music may also alienate your child from his peers in school or neighborhood so let him take part in social music activities. Playing in ensemble or singing in a choir may balance music with his social life that contribute to a holistic learning experience.
But whether or not your child turns out to be the music industry’s next protégé, fill your home with music. This will help him express emotions better, develop self-esteem and provide an enjoyable backdrop for his overall learning development.