Music has the power to bring people together and create a shared experience. It can be especially meaningful when shared between parents and their children. Sharing music with your children can help you bond, introduce them to new genres and cultures, and even shape their musical tastes.
Here are some tips on how to share the music you love with your children:
The earlier you start sharing music with your children, the more likely they are to develop a love for it. Even very young children can benefit from exposure to music, and there are plenty of kid-friendly albums and songs that can introduce them to the joys of music.
Make it interactive
Children are more likely to engage with music if they can actively participate. Encourage your kids to sing, dance, and play instruments along with the music. You can also use props like shakers, tambourines, or streamers to make it more fun.
Find common ground
If you and your children have different musical tastes, try to find some common ground. Maybe you both love a certain artist or genre, or perhaps you can find a song that has a message that resonates with both of you. Use this shared appreciation as a starting point and explore other music together from there.
Introduce new music
While it’s important to share the music you love with your children, it’s also important to introduce them to new genres and artists. Take turns choosing songs or albums to listen to together, and talk about what you like and dislike about each one.
Create musical memories
Attend concerts and musical events together, and make it a special experience by creating musical memories that will last a lifetime. Take photos, make playlists, and write down your favorite moments from each experience.
Respect their taste
Just as it’s important for you to share your musical taste with your children, it’s also important to respect theirs. Let them choose songs and albums to listen to, and take an interest in what they like. By doing so, you’ll not only show that you respect their opinions, but you’ll also learn more about their musical tastes and interests.
Make music easily accessible to them
Children like to be independent and have their own ways to play their music. You can avoid handing over your personal devices by providing them with a streaming music or mp3 player made for kids. (Jooki is a screen-free experience you can trust.) This doesn’t just enhance playtime — it’s an investment in their growth and development.
Sharing music with your children can be a rewarding experience for both you and them. By following these tips, you can help create a lifelong love of music in your children, and create lasting memories and bonds that will last a lifetime.