Now that summer is here, many parents are again thinking of what activities to provide their small kids. Some are thinking about sports while the others would like their children to be involved in music lessons.
Parents who prefer music lessons are normally those who also have an interest in music or who, as a kid, were also music-oriented. So how can you determine then if your son or daughter likes music?
The first step is to observe your child. A parent should know if his kid likes music when he or she watches a music video attentively or stops, listen and makes actions whenever he or she hears music. For the older kids, they may hum or sing along with a tune that they’ve been hearing over and over again. Or you may just be surprised to hear your kid tell you “I want to learn to play the piano or the guitar, Mom!”
Talking to your child is also very important. Tell him or her that there’s going to be a teacher who will come to your house and that he or she should listen and learn to practice to be able to play the instrument well. It would be a good idea to buy the instrument beforehand to get your child to be interested in it.
Your support is as vital as well. Children who are encouraged by their parents and are provided with the right support normally perform well in what they do. It inspires them to learn more when they know their parents are there for them.
Finally, praise your child for his efforts and share in his joy. If you know how to play the instrument, go ahead and practice together with your kid to develop his enthusiasm.
Originally posted on June 10, 2012 @ 7:22 am