Why singing is so important for your young child and you (I)

CHILDREN DERIVE GREAT JOY AND SATISFACTION FROM SINGING

Through singing children learn that music expresses their feelings and ideas. Singing is one of the first experiences children have as creative and self-expressive beings. As you know from listening to a child playing alone in a crib, she will sing before she can talk! A child will sing a story while looking at picture books before he can read! Through songs, children learn about themselves and the world around them. Help your children feel comfortable singing, and give them a varied repertoire of beautiful songs that they can keep on singing for the rest of their lives. Self-expression through singing affords a child deep satisfaction and contentment.

SINGING CHEERS THE SPIRIT AND LIGHTENS THE HEART

Sing with your children at home. Singing creates a sense of togetherness. Singing is a comfort to children. It has the power to help your child go to sleep, and calm a child who is frightened, angry or frustrated. Singing banishes grumpiness, obstinacy and boredom! When you sing with a child it makes whatever you’re doing fun. A child will listen and pay attention to a song when he won’t pay attention to your words.

SINGING CAUSES THE MIND TO FOCUS AND THE BODY TO RELAX!

Children playing with musical toys. Isolated on white background

Article via: Rice University Shepherd of Music
http://music.rice.edu/ycd/res001.shtml

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