It is never too early or too late to teach your kids an appreciation for the arts. Music a rhythm in everyones blood and everyone has a creative side, Expose them to the arts and help them develop interest and skill.
Where to start? Look for local musical productions that your kids can relate to. Annie is a favorite and so is Oliver Twist. There’s the Sound of Music, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and the Wiz. Who knows? You may even find your child on stage one of these days.
If you aren’t really into theater, how about getting your kids into Disney. They have one of the widest collections of plays, musicals and movies made for television and wide screen. Their animation series starting with Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Little Mermaid, Hercules and Aladdin, just to name a few, have been entertaining kids (and adults since Walt Disney first decided to push for his dream. The music that went with his films are beautiful and are now classic to the families who watched them.
If your child expresses an interest to learn an instrument, be encouraging. The most practical instruments to learn are piano or guitar – just to get started. The beauty of these two instruments is that your child can play the instrument and still sing (if he is so inclined). He might even be inspired to begin composing his own music.
It works a lot better though if you also have an interest in the arts. Your child wants to be encouraged but not forced. Your enthusiasm will help them develop a love for the arts without them feeling like they are going for a visit to the dentist.
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