As parents, you have to make decisions for the sake of your child from time to time. Your kids might not like it, but you always have their best interest at heart. That doesn’t mean you should force them into doing anything they hate or live your life vicariously through them, but you can encourage them into activities that will make their life better. Music is one of those activities, and here is how you can encourage your children into the arts.
1. Link Music And Enjoyment
We often love to socialise with friends or spend time with our families because we enjoy the feeling. There is nothing better than enjoying the experiencing that comes with these hobbies or activities, and that is a great trick to help encourage your kids. Their experience with music should be one of enjoyment. Otherwise, they will hate it and rebel at the first chance. So, link music with things they love for the best results. If they like movies, buy a Frozen karaoke machine and belt out some anthems. Or, if they like sport teach them some chants.
2. Let Them Listen To Music At Every Opportunity
Wherever you are, there is always ways to listen music. If you are at home, you can put the radio on, or if you are out and about you can let them listen to their iPod. The more they listen to music, the more connected they will feel.
3. Teach Them To Sing
Kids don’t have to be Adele or Beyoncé to sing. Everyone can sing and everyone should sing because it is a great way to have fun. Plus, it also relieves stress. Let them sing in the shower, let them sing in the street, let them sing in the rain if you want! As they sing, they will start to make a connection between music and how to express their feelings. That connection will never leave them no matter their age.
4. Buy Them An Instrument
Again, an instrument allows them to express their feelings. It doesn’t matter what the instrument is as long as it plays some form of music. Purchase a beginner violin or guitar that will suit best for your kid. This will lessen the pressure for your kid in playing the instrument and will help him enjoy learning. As they get better, they will start to enjoy music more and more. Who knows, one day they might become the next big thing! If they don’t, they can always play in their room or wherever they fancy.
5. Take Them To Gigs
Kids do have the remarkable ability to love strangers unconditionally! That is not always a good thing, but with celebrities it is fairly harmless. If they do have a favourite musician or singer, take them to gigs and concerts. It will give them a taste of what music truly means to thousands of people. The experience will make them want to dance, sing and play, and do anything else musical.
Music is one of the best forms of art in the world. It is a great way to express yourself and try and understand concepts that were previously foreign. For kids more than anyone, that is incredibly important. Music can have such a fantastic impact on their life that it is always worth encouraging them to be musical.