Our family is a big music loving family. We always have some sort of music and even have music going during the night for the girls and I on low. I was very sad when they took music and arts out of the classrooms this year at my daughters’ school. I think school should be more than just sitting at a desk all day as children learn also through arts. Studies show that kids who are exposed to music from an early age do better in school. Unfortunately, most U.S. schools just like our’s have cut back or even eliminated their arts & music programs due to shrinking budgets.
Kidz Bop realizes this as well. My girls love to listen to modern day music but sometimes the lyrics are not always what I want them to hear, so I love how Kidz Bop breaks it down and creates musical CDS for children of all ages. They also want children to appreciate music as they are growing up and have provided tips on how to introduce kids to music.
KIDZ BOP’s Tips for Introducing Kids to Music.
Sing to AND with your child from an early age. Whether it’s “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” or a hit song by your favorite top 40 artist—kids love to sing along and share their favorite music with you! You don’t have to be a great singer—just
get into the moment and create happy, shared memories.
Sing to Learn!
Music is a powerful teaching tool. Kids can learn the alphabet, numbers, vocabulary and rhyming—keys to building early literacy skills—through singing or listening to music. After you’ve shared a song together, talk to your child about the words. What do you think this song is about?…What does that word mean?…What words do you hear that rhyme?…How do you think the singer is feeling?…Why?
Turn Off and Tune In!
Turn off the TV and turn on the radio or iPod. Cultivate your child’s musical taste by exposing him or her to all different genres of music, including pop, rock, hip hop, classical and country. Music is a kid-friendly vehicle for introducing tolerance for other cultures, styles and tastes. Play Along! Numerous household items can be turned into musical instruments to help develop your child’s inner rock star. Make drums out of pots & pans and empty boxes, musical shakers and maracas out of coffee cans or water bottles filled with dried beans (make sure they are securely
closed) and horns out of paper towel tubes…the possibilities are only limited by your imagination! Educational experts consider imaginary play to be a fun and valuable tool for developing your child’s reasoning and
FREE Musical Instruments:
Musical instruments are expensive. When your child shows interest in picking up the clarinet or violin, don’t despair! Check out websites like Craigslist or local swap and barter clubs to find cheap second hand (or better yet, FREE) instruments.
Music is good for the body and soul. Redent reports find that almost 1 in 3 kids (ages 2-19) in the US are overweight or obese. Dance is not only great exercise, it helps teach rhythm and coordination. So channel your inner “Dancing Queen” and “Twist and Shout” with your kids.
Visit to make music & videos online with your kids at Kidz Bop LLC.
Disclaimer: No cash was given to make this post. I just feel like music should be a part of children’s lives and wanted to share these tips with you all 🙂