In order to develop a sense of beauty in children, to teach them to love and understand music, it is necessary that music surround the kids from the very first moments of their lives. Music has a beneficial effect on children even before birth. Pregnant women who listen to calm classical music, read poetry, enjoy the beauty of paintings, architecture and nature pass on their emotions to children and, on a subconscious level, they develop a love for art.
Atmosphere of music
From a very tender age, babies perceive sounds. And those parents who try to protect them from noise and harsh sounds are completely wrong. It is best when you hear soothing gentle melodies of classical music while you sleep. For the youngest children, there are many musical toys, choosing them, make sure that the sounds are pleasant and melodious.
Starting from 1.5-2 years of age, children can:
- to sing unpretentious children’s songs, it helps to listen to the words and melody, thereby developing an ear for music and forming correct speech;
- engage in rhythm and dance, developing motor skills of movements, a sense of rhythm. In addition, these classes teach you to listen to music and move smoothly and harmoniously;
- master simple musical instruments and make friends with good toys. Children need to buy a variety of children’s musical instruments — these are colorful toys that emit bright light, mechanically play popular children’s songs, as well as educational musical toys: singing dolls, animals, telephones, microphones, players, dance mats, etc.
Children who grow up in an atmosphere of music have a desire to learn to play very early. It is necessary to take into account all factors: age, gender, physiological and physical characteristics, and choose a musical instrument that the child likes the most. Toddlers will learn to play with great interest, but this will not last very long. Interest and desire to learn music and play the chosen instrument must be tirelessly supported. Do not forget that children cannot concentrate on any subject or activity for a long time, so perseverance and attention must be nurtured and developed. Classes can be started even from the age of 3, but lessons should be held 3-4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. At the initial stage, an experienced teacher will skillfully combine the game and activities through drawing, rhythm, singing, in order to maintain interest and focus. From the age of 3-5, music lessons can be started on the piano, violin or flute, and at the age of 7-8 on any musical instrument.
It is very easy to instill in children a love of music for many years to come, if from early childhood they grow and develop to the wonderful sounds of melodies by Russian and foreign composers, and the initial music lessons will take place unobtrusively, in the form of a game.