Early childhood music education - rhythm and dance


Early childhood music education is a real fact. Children can dance before they can go, and sing before they can speak. There are congenital musicality in this way, an infant express themselves. However, in order to develop the innate musicality, it is essential that the potential is stimulated.

Make music a part of everyday life

When you puttering child, singing with the voice you have, and tell that way, what to do you. The child listen a singing voice more interesting than your speaking, because you usually go to a higher pitch. Baby Songs must act on the concerns of the child. There is body, bath, changing table, food, sleep / not sleep, etc. Do not worry so much about your songs in the beginning are similar. It changes when you become experienced.


Fake song is better than no song. There is no one who is better at making songs for your child than yourself. Daily songs are positive musical influence for greater responsiveness and also songs help to develop language. The larger auditory and sound spectrum child is surrounded by, the more varied the child will later be able to express themselves. This requires of course that hearing is in order.

The rhythm is very important for motor development, while tones and voices have influence on language development. When you sing, get in touch with them in a different way.

Subconsciously you concentrate on precision, rhythm, form and structure. The music player on the way into everything you do; it is thus better to grasp wholes and structures in all other aspects of their lives.

Music from the beginning of life

The child is very small reacts to music, yes - even in the womb penetrating vibrations into. From fetus is six months, is hearing fully developed. There is thus built a bridge between the child's life inside the abdomen and around the world. Therefore, it is important to talk and sing to the baby from the start.

Sing for the child no matter what voice you are equipped with. Many parents have not sung daily since they went to school, and therefore have difficulty suddenly having to sing. But anyone who can speak can also sing the two things are closely linked. The voice is a 1 cm long muscle, the elasticity can be trained - just like any other muscle, and you are not accustomed to using.

The emotional side also means a lot for music. It is therefore important that you take your child on your lap and sing to it and with it. Set your phone to silent mode and create a space between you and the child, which are together on the sounds and rhythms and movements that belong to the song. I will no doubt eventually get a fellowship where you spontaneously want to get reactions from the child that you can recognize and respond to, with sound, movement and facial expressions. In order to get used to your child that music is a part of being human, and it develops musical behavior. When you sing, expressing Mon emotions and uses his voice to express his state of mind with. At the same time, there may also be highly expressed in the text, a song can simply say something to the child.

You can read about early childhood music education in our previous article.

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Early childhood music education - rhythm and dance