They say that music is a universal language, and there’s no question that it is. Regardless of whether you can read music, when it comes to uniting around a melody, we can all connect equally with the rhythm, even children, who do not need any incentives to start singing. Take advantage of the music and your little one’s natural interest in singing in order to teach them some basic skills:
Singing Boosts Our Concentration
When children sing, they are engaging their brain. They connect with an idea: music. Certainly, we can do several things while we sing, but concentration in singing is almost a meditation exercise: keeping music in our brain makes us think about the song, and not anything else.
Singing Improves Our Mood
When children are restless, moody, or irritable, a good strategy is to put on some music to help them connect with their inner calm. When your little ones are in these moods, consider playing their favorite songs and asking them to sing with you. Little by little, their mood will improve.
Singing Enhances the Learning Process
Music conveys pleasant new concepts, values, and vocabulary. As a pedagogical resource, music can increase children’s motivation and even improve the learning process.
Singing Refines the Memory
The process of repeating the same song over and over is a fun way to train your memory. One game that you can do at home is to take a melody from a popular children’s song and invent a letter in which you convey a message or reinforce a new concept. It will be easier for your children to approach that knowledge from a familiar melody.
Singing Sparks Our Creativity
Singing is also a creative exercise because it allows us to enter a world recreated in a letter and a melody. When we do this, we also express our feelings, and this exercise of free expression stimulates our brain for creative activities.