Best Music Activities for Young Children

Best Music Activities for Young Children

Learn how you can incorporate music into the lives of children aged 0 to 5.

It’s never too early to introduce your baby to music.  In fact, there are musical activities that you can try when your child is still an infant.  Studies have shown that introducing music to children at an early age helps them with their coordination, language, and cognitive development.  So, here are some of the musical activities that are best suited for children under the age of 5.

Sing to Them

One of the best ways to introduce music to your child is by singing them songs.  You can begin this activity right after your child is born and maintain it as they continue to grow.  Not only does singing to your baby help to strengthen the parent-child bond, but it also introduces your baby to new sounds and words.  Even if your singing voice isn’t the best, singing to your child is a great way to entertain them while helping them develop an ear for music.

Buy Musical Toys

Some of the best presents you can buy for your child are percussion instruments such as xylophones, chime bars, or small drums.  By playing with these toys, your child will have the chance to create their own music.  Not only will this introduce them to new sounds and tones, but it also encourages them to be creative and express themselves musically.

Play A Wide Variety of Music at Home

Finally, you should immerse your home in music of all styles and genres.  While classical music has long been a favorite for aiding childhood development, try playing jazz, r&b, and even pop between classical tracks.  This will introduce your child to new musical sounds and types and can help them identify different songs that they enjoy.  Just be sure that you are playing “clean” music that focuses on positive messages and avoids swear words.

These are some of the things that you can do to introduce your child to music at a young age.  Looking for another way to broaden your child’s horizons?  Then make sure you mark your calendar for the next Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival.  In summer of 2019, Simi Valley will come alive with Cajun music and food, zydeco music, blues music, a Mardi Gras parade, zydeco dance lessons, and more!  To learn more about this exciting local event, contact Simi Valley Cajun & Blues Music Festival today.