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messageAdvice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by applemarmelade 23 November, 2018 21:29

Evening all,

My two year old boy loves music. He sways to it, dances to it, sings to it. He plays his small drum and xylophone instruments and seems to have some sense of rhythm. However my husband and I are totally un-musical and have very little idea as to how to give rein to and develop his interest. I am really hoping that we can learn from the collective wisdom on this forum.

(1) any recommendations for musical performances/concerts for toddlers?

(2) when is a good age to start learning a musical instrument?

(3) what is a good instrument to start with?

(4) any other suggestions?

THANK YOU.

messageRe: Advice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by yeknomyeknom 23 November, 2018 21:33

Moosicology is an excellent programme/cd.

messageRe: Advice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by Peachpie 23 November, 2018 22:29

Pick up a ukulele and start to learn the basics yourself... You might discover your inner musician and even if you don't, it's good fun and something to bond over. My children didn't really get down to learning an instrument to 6,7 or 8. But they had a good few years with the instruments around for fun so the could get a feel for it all. They are pretty good now, thanks to music teachers, we are not musical. But trying to learn a few bits myself definitely helped the process. They are better than me now so they like to teach me, which is good too.

messageRe: Advice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by Bellenden Belle 24 November, 2018 09:13

[www.camberwellchoirschool.org.uk]

A brilliant local resource which offers a wonderful introduction to music learning for children as young as your little one.Because it is taught by musicians and has a built-in progression route onto learning instruments, even the classes for the very young are rooted in music practice such as developing rhythm, following a conductor, playing at different volumes.

messageRe: Advice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by applemarmelade 25 November, 2018 21:28

Thank you. I will check it out!

messageRe: Advice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by applemarmelade 25 November, 2018 21:29

I love the idea of trying to learn a bit myself to engage with the kids - thatís great. Thank you.

messageRe: Advice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by Jamal2525 May 08, 08:52AM

Finding the right instrument for your child is essential. brain development and improved social skills have been linked to playing a musical instrument. You must to choose to your children a suitable instrument . Probably drums are the best one for the first steps into music life. Drums are so much fun and can be a great outlet for kids . My son wished to learn to play on the unique instrument so after some time searching we got Hang drum .This instrument is very intuitive and can be played without understanding notes or harmony. It was hard to find Handpans for sale in my city by hopefully i found where to buy . I saw in my son eyes how passionate he is and the willing to learn and play music . Now i am very happy , my some learnt really quick and enjoyed so much the music and cosmic melody of this instrument .

messageRe: Advice needed: My two year old loves music. Has rhythm. How can we help him?
Posted by singalto May 13, 05:08PM

I am a music teacher and grandmother to 5. Sing to your child, clap while you sing. Just enjoy...


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